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What to wear & prepare for your Korea trip? This is one of the most popular question that first time travelers asked.

South Korea has four distinct seasons – Spring, summer, autumn and winter. Unlike some country in Asia only have 3 seasons, such as Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia & Philippines, Seoul city’s lowest temperature can be minus 20 degrees Celsius in winter. Travelers definitely can enjoy four seasons scenery, seasonal food and activities!

 

Spring

March – The weather in March can be very tricky, couple days warm and couple days cold, average temperatures are between -4℃ to 13℃, dry and low humidity.  The weather remains cold in March due to last cold snaps, especially early March, some ski resorts are still open until early March. Travelers should wear thick winter clothes if visit Korea in early March.

  • Tips: Travelers should wear thick winter clothes, thick layers, sweater between early March until middle March especially for the travelers who come from southeast Asia, most of them may feel very cold as there’s no winter in their country! If you will visit Korea at the end of March, you can wear spring jacket and long sleeve. Also you can prepare moisture cream due to the dry air and windy weather.
  • Even the day time is sunny and warm, the weather must be very cold and windy before and after sunset so please prepare jacket, warm clothes, face mask for morning and night time.
Popular early spring fashion items on March are warm winter jacket, thick layers, sweater.
Popular early spring fashion items on March are warm winter jacket, thick layers, sweater.

 

April – The best month to visit Korea. Travelers can enjoy many flowers festival until mid April. April is middle of spring time, sunny, warm, medium humid, average temperatures between 5℃ to 19℃. In this month, every tourism places should be crowded due to travel high season and Cherry blossoms.

  • Tips: Travelers should wear spring clothes, cardigans, long sleeve, etc.
  • The day time will be very warm but the time before and after sunset will be cold. Therefore, you will need a light outerwear.
  • Best time to enjoy the flower festival.
  • The temperature usually drop after sunset, the people who is cold sensitive can prepare a warm cardigans.
Popular mid spring fashion items on April are cardigans, scarves, long sleeve, etc.
Popular mid spring fashion items on April are cardigans, scarves, long sleeve, etc.

 

May – This month is the last month of spring, sunny, warm, medium humid, average temperatures between 12℃ to 29℃. Some days may be a little bit hot, some Korean people wear shorts and short sleeve in this month. Day time very warm and night time is cool.

  • Tips: Travelers should wear spring clothes, long sleeve shirt, hat, etc.
  • Some days can be very hot, you can prepare hat and sun block.
Popular late spring fashion items on May are spring clothes, long sleeve, hat, etc
Popular late spring fashion items on May are spring clothes, long sleeve, hat, etc

 

Summer

June – June is early summer, sunny, hot during the day but warm during the night time, average temperatures between 15℃ to 30℃. The temperature during the end the June can be 32℃ during day time. There may be rain from the middle of June.

  • Tips: Travelers should wear short sleeve, shorts, hat, sun glass, etc.
  • Travelers should wear the sunblock to protect the skins while stay outdoor.
  • Some days might rain so you can prepare an umbrella.
Popular early summer fashion items on June are short sleeve, shorts, light summer jacket, hat, sun glass, etc.
Popular early summer fashion items on June are short sleeve, shorts, light summer jacket, hat, sun glass, etc.

 

July – August – July and August are the most hottest month. Monsoon season, terribly humid with heavy unpredictable rain often surprises locals and tourists alike. Average temperatures between 23℃ to 34℃, some days can be 38℃during day time. Travelers should bring the umbrella, rain wear or prepare the waterproof handbag and rain boots.

  • Tips: Travelers should wear short sleeve, shorts, hat, sun glass, etc.
  • Travelers should wear the sunblock to protect the skins while stay outdoor.
  • Best time to visit water park or beaches.
  • Travelers can bring umbrella, rain wear, water proof handbag, rain boots or can buy it in Korea if necessary.
Popular summer fashion items on July and August are short sleeve, shorts, hat, sun glass, etc.
Popular summer fashion items on July and August are short sleeve, shorts, hat, sun glass, etc.

 

Autumn

September – Early September still hot but warm at the night time.  Humidity subsides and cold snaps return from end of September. Sunny, clear sky and average temperatures between 14℃ to 28℃.  People usually starts to wear autumn fashion items from the end of September.

  • Tips: Travelers can wear short sleeve, shorts but you should bring a light autumn jacket especially from the middle of September.
Popular early autumn fashion items on September are short sleeve, shorts (early September) light autumn jacket and long sleeve (from middle of September)
Popular early autumn fashion items on September are short sleeve, shorts (early September) light autumn jacket and long sleeve (from middle of September)

October & November – October and November are the best month to travel in Korea instead of April. The middle of Autumn, cool and sunny, average temperatures between 0℃ to 24℃.  From October until mid November, you should wear autumn fashion, this is also the best time for hiking the beautiful mountain and see the gorgeous maple trees and ginkgo trees. At the end of November, the temperature can drop as low as 0℃ at night, at this moment you can wear light winter clothes.

  • Tips: Travelers can wear trench coats, mountain light jacket, long sleeves
  • Best time and best weather for hiking or outdoor activities.
  • The temperature can be very cold at the end of November, the people who is cold sensitive can prepare a light winter jacket.
Popular autumn fashion items on October and November are trench coats, mountain light jacket, long sleeves
Popular autumn fashion items on October and November are trench coats, mountain light jacket, long sleeves

 

Winter

December to February – Winter is the coldest season. Extremely cold, dry, very low humid and sunny, some days snowing. Average temperatures between -10℃ to 8℃.  From December to February, you should wear popular winter fashion items winter coats, sweaters, thick layers, scarves, beanies, gloves, face mask, heat pack, boots.

  • Tips: Travelers can wear winter coats, sweaters, thick layers, scarves, beanies, gloves, face mask, heat pack, boots.
  • Best time and best weather for ski or snow activities.
  • You can prepare moisture cream & face mask due to the dry air and windy weather.
  • The temperature in suburbs like Gangwon province or Gyeonggi province generally colder than Seoul.
Popular winter fashion items between December and February are winter coats, sweaters, thick layers, scarves, beanies, gloves, face mask, heat pack, boots
Popular winter fashion items between December and February are winter coats, sweaters, thick layers, scarves, beanies, gloves, face mask, heat pack, boots
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