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

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Traveling to Seoul, South Korea? If you're planning to go to Seoul, here is 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 Seoul, South Korea

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

Important essentials for Seoul, South Korea

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often get worn. An unreadable card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection you can have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly option.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

January in Seoul is frosty and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains once in a while and snows a bit less than half of the time.

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February

If you are traveling to Seoul in February, you will notice that it is brisk and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain occasionally and snow occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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March

March is brisk and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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April

In April, Seoul is relatively cool, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) and once in a while jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Seoul, with several of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

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May

If you are traveling to Seoul in May, you will notice that it is balmy, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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June

In June, Seoul is warm 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 Seoul, with several of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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July

If you vacation in Seoul during July, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally around 70 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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August

If you are traveling to Seoul in August, you will notice that it is hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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September

In September, Seoul 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 Seoul, with several of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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October

October in Seoul is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

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November

In November, Seoul can be very chilly and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Seoul, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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December

December in Seoul is brisk and somewhat hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain occasionally. 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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