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

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

When to go to South Korea, South Korea

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

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

January

January is very cold and somewhat snowy. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains sometimes and snows a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Sweaters
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy jacket
  • Heavy socks
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella

February

February here is brisk and somewhat snowy. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains once in a while and snows 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof boots
  • Sweaters
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof coat
  • Heavy jacket
  • Umbrella
  • Cold weather footwear

March

In March, South Korea can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for South Korea, with several of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof coat
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof boots
  • Standard footwear

April

Traveling to South Korea in April, you will notice that it is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. 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:

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

May

May here is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you go to South Korea in June, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in South Korea is extremely warm and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August here is pretty consistently hot and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you visit South Korea during September, you are likely to find that it is warm 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 high 50s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally around 60 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in this region is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

Traveling to South Korea in November, you will notice that it can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

In December, South Korea is cold. 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 South Korea, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In December, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof boots
  • Heavy jacket
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof coat
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Heavy socks

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in South Korea, 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 South Korea
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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