When to Go

Peak Season: July to August

Expect monsoons, high-humidity, and throngs of tourists during Seoul's peak travel season.

Off Season: January to April

Except for the Lunar New Year holiday (a week that falls somewhere between mid-January and early February), this is the best season for hotel discounts. Winter is cold but beautiful with the snow. In March and April, the city transforms into a garden but is also plagued by periodic dust storms.

Shoulder Season: May to June; September to December

In addition to generally pleasant weather, fewer crowds, and some hotel bargains, spring and fall are the most beautiful times of year in Seoul.

Previous Travel Tip

Visitor Information

Next Travel Tip

Air Travel

Trending Stories


Find a Hotel


Fodor's Seoul: with Busan, Jeju, and the Best of Korea

View Details