Odaesan National Park, South Korea: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Odaesan National Park, South Korea? If you're planning to go to Odaesan National Park, the following is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Odaesan National Park, South Korea

Based on the climate and weather in Odaesan National Park, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

Important essentials for Odaesan National Park, South Korea

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


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  • Kids' KN95 masks

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  • Hand sanitizer

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What to wear/what to pack for Odaesan National Park, South Korea by month

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January

January here can be extremely cold and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains regularly and snows about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Woljeongsa Temple, wear:

February

If you are traveling to Odaesan National Park in February, you will notice that it is frigid and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month and snow 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Woljeongsa Temple, wear:

March

In March, Odaesan National Park can be very chilly, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Odaesan National Park, with several of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Woljeongsa Temple, wear:

April

April in Odaesan National Park can be brisk, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Woljeongsa Temple, wear:

May

If you are traveling to Odaesan National Park in May, you will notice that it is crisp, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. 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:

If you go to a temple, such as Woljeongsa Temple, wear:

June

June in Odaesan National Park is balmy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Woljeongsa Temple, wear:

July

If you go to Odaesan National Park in July, you will notice that it is balmy and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Woljeongsa Temple, wear:

August

August in Odaesan National Park is mild and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Woljeongsa Temple, wear:

September

September in Odaesan National Park is crisp and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about two thirds of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Woljeongsa Temple, wear:

October

In October, Odaesan National Park is chilly and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) and regularly jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Odaesan National Park, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Woljeongsa Temple, wear:

November

In November, Odaesan National Park is brisk and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Odaesan National Park, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Woljeongsa Temple, wear:

December

December is frosty and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 30s 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:

If you go to a temple, such as Woljeongsa Temple, wear:

Activities for Odaesan National Park, South Korea

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Odaesan National Park.

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