Pyongyang, North Korea: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Pyongyang, North Korea? If you're planning to go to Pyongyang, we have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

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 Pyongyang, North Korea

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

Important essentials for Pyongyang, North Korea

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

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  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly product.


  • Travel insurance

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Pyongyang, North Korea by month

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January

If you are traveling to Pyongyang in January, you will notice that it is very cold. Expect it to snow regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Korean War Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

February in Pyongyang is frosty. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C). It snows occasionally. 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 the Korean War Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March in Pyongyang is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain about a third 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 the Korean War Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

If you visit Pyongyang during April, you will probably notice that it is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s 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:

If you go to the Korean War Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

If you visit Pyongyang during May, you are likely to see that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s 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:

If you go to the Korean War Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

In June, Pyongyang is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Pyongyang, with several of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Korean War Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

If you are traveling to Pyongyang in July, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and very 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:

If you go to the Korean War Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

If you visit Pyongyang during August, you will probably notice that it is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s 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:

If you go to the Korean War Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

September is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Korean War Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

If you go to Pyongyang in October, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Korean War Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

November in Pyongyang is brisk and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about a third of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Korean War Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

Traveling to Pyongyang in December, you will notice that it is frosty. Expect it to rain occasionally and snow 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Korean War Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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