In South Korea the year divides neatly into four-season climate. It ensures a wide variation throughout the year and each season offers a different set of perks. South Korea is stunningly a beautiful year-round destination, but the best time to visit South Korea is generally considered to be the spring months of April to June, and the autumn months of September to November. During these two seasons you’re greeted by comfortable mild to warm temperatures and relatively dry conditions.
Oh, autumn in South Korea. Unquestionably beautiful. There is just something about autumn in Korea that is so different, so magical. Once the muggy heat and rains of summer have passed, South Korea once again bursts into colors. Dazzling reds, burning oranges, rich golds, and lush greens paint the forests and mountain the autumnal landscapes – particularly throughout the country’s pathways, National Parks, and palaces.
Although numerous areas across South Korea offer brilliant displays of fall foliage, the mountains are still considered a quintessential destination. As this is one of the best seasons for hiking in Korea, be sure to carry a pair of sturdy hiking shoes to take on the trails. Nothing is more motivating on a hike than being surrounded by beauty. Fun fact about South Korea is 70% of country covered in mountains and forest, there are easy to intense hiking trails in every city, town, and countryside village. Fall foliage is expected to reach the central region around late October, and the southern region in early November. This is considered as the best time to hit the road with friends, family, or loved ones to revel in the splendor of the changing seasons.
The picture below shows you when to see autumn leaves in Korea for the major national parks across the country. The two dates represent the time the first leaves appear in that area, with the second date being the peak time to see them.
Where to see autumn leaves in Seoul or nearby?
No time to travel far from Seoul? No worries because you still have many options to see and experience the beauty of autumn in Seoul or nearby. The best time to see autumn leaves in Seoul is from mid – late October. You can visit to Namsan Tower, Seoul Forest Park, Changedeokgung Palace, Gwanaksan Mountain, Nami Island, and Bukhasan Mountain. Each places offer you different experiences and activities such as cable car, petting zoo, picnic, try hanbok (Korean-traditional clothes), rail bike, hiking, and other fun activities to complete your trip!