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

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Traveling to South Korea, South Korea? If you're planning to go to South Korea, I've got 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 South Korea, South Korea

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

Important essentials 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.

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 frequently wear away. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • 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 easy-to-carry plane-friendly product.


  • 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 available.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent kit.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January in South Korea can be extremely cold and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 10 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain sometimes. It also snows 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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February

February in South Korea can be very chilly and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain once in a while. It also snows 5-10 days this month. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

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March

In March, South Korea can be very chilly 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%.

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April

If you are traveling to South Korea in April, you will notice that it is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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May

May for South Korea is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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June

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

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July

July 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.

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August

Traveling to South Korea in August, you will notice that it is hot and very 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

If you visit South Korea during September, you are likely to notice that it is a perfect temperature 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 regularly.

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October

If you vacation in South Korea during October, you will probably find that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 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 regularly.

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November

If you are traveling to South Korea in November, you will notice that it can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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December

December in this region can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains occasionally and snows a bit less than half of the time.

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