Pyeongchang, South Korea: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Pyeongchang, South Korea? If you're planning to go to Pyeongchang, below 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 Pyeongchang, South Korea

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

Important essentials for Pyeongchang, South Korea

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good choice.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Pyeongchang, South Korea

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Pyeongchang.

If you visit a temple, such as Woljeongsa Temple, wear:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Pyeongchang.

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

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    January

    January in Pyeongchang is very cold and somewhat hazy. The snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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    February

    February in Pyeongchang can be extremely cold and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time. It also snows about a third of the time. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

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    March

    March in Pyeongchang is pretty cool, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain about half of the time. It also snows occasionally. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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    April

    April in Pyeongchang can be very chilly, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) to 50s F (low 10s C).

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    May

    If you go to Pyeongchang in May, you will notice that it is cool, 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).

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    June

    June in Pyeongchang is mild and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) to high 60s F (low 20s C).

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    July

    Traveling to Pyeongchang 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).

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    August

    In August, Pyeongchang is balmy and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) and occasionally jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Pyeongchang, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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    September

    If you are traveling to Pyeongchang in September, you will notice that it is cool and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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    October

    October in this region can be chilly and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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    November

    If you are traveling to Pyeongchang in November, you will notice that it is brisk and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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    December

    In December, Pyeongchang is freezing and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Pyeongchang, with several of the days of the month having rain. In December, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

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