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

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Traveling to Taebaek, South Korea? If you're planning to go to Taebaek, I have 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 Taebaek, South Korea

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

Important essentials for Taebaek, South Korea

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb choice.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

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


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Taebaek, South Korea

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

If you visit Taebaek Coal Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Taebaek.

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

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January

January in Taebaek is frosty and extremely snowy. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains sometimes and snows most days.

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February

Traveling to Taebaek in February, you will notice that it is frigid and very snowy. Expect it to rain sometimes and snow most days. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

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March

If you go to Taebaek in March, you will notice that it is cold, very snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time and snow about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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April

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

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May

May in Taebaek is mild and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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June

June in this region is warm and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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July

If you are traveling to Taebaek in July, you will notice that it is warm and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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August

If you visit Taebaek during August, you might find that it is warm and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

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September

If you are traveling to Taebaek in September, you will notice that it is balmy and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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October

In October, Taebaek is crisp and very rainy. 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 high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Taebaek, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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November

If you go to Taebaek in November, you will notice that it can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

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December

Traveling to Taebaek in December, you will notice that it is very cold and very snowy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month and snow about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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