Gyeongju, South Korea: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Gyeongju, South Korea? If you're planning to go to Gyeongju, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Gyeongju, South Korea

Based on the climate and weather in Gyeongju, the best time to go is June. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Gyeongju, South Korea by month

January

January is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Cold weather footwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Heavy jacket
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof coat
  • Heavy socks

February

If you vacation in Gyeongju during February, you are likely to find that it is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

Humidity is generally around 50 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time and snow occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Waterproof boots
  • Fleeces
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans

March

March for Gyeongju is brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans

April

If you go to Gyeongju in April, you will notice that it can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses

May

Traveling to Gyeongju in May, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals

June

Traveling to Gyeongju in June, you will notice that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion

July

Traveling to Gyeongju in July, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants

August

In August, Gyeongju is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and 5-10 days this month jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Gyeongju, with several of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses

September

If you vacation in Gyeongju during September, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear

October

If you go to Gyeongju in October, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece

November

In November, Gyeongju is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Gyeongju, with several of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat

December

If you visit Gyeongju during December, you are likely to find that it is brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Waterproof boots
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof coat

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Gyeongju, South Korea

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Gyeongju, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types F
  • A SIM card that works in Gyeongju
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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