Seoul When to Go
Like many popular destinations in Asia, Seoul can be very hot and humid in the summers and cold in the winters. Rainy season starts in July and extends through August, thereby making the spring and fall the most pleasant times of year.
For travelers headed to Seoul, the summer months between June and August make up the busiest season, as well as Korean New Year in February and Korean Thanksgiving in August. Both holidays follow the lunar calendar, so exact dates will shift from year to year. Since these holidays place heavy emphasis on family, a mass migration out of the city occurs as almost everyone in Seoul heads back to his or her hometown during these dates. Anticipate for all modes of transportation to be extremely crowded. Also, many shops and restaurants close for Korean New Year, making the holiday not particularly tourist-friendly.
The shoulder seasons of spring and fall—March through May and October through November, respectively—are widely considered to be the best times to visit Seoul. Hotels and plane tickets are typically cheaper, and the weather is more temperate.
Low season consists of the winter months between December and February, with average daily temperatures in the high 20s to low 30s. For those who love snow, winter is a great time to visit Seoul, not only because of the lower prices, but also because there are a ton of winter activities for children and adults in and around the city. If you enjoy sledding, skiing, or ice fishing, Seoul in the winter makes for a very out-of-the-ordinary vacation spot.
Best Anytime fares to Seoul
Cheap round-trip flights to Seoul
|New York||Seoul||Thu, Nov 13 - Wed, Dec 3||Air China||$925|
|Los Angeles||Seoul||Wed, Nov 12 - Thu, Nov 13||United Airlines||$836|
|Washington DC||Seoul||Tue, Nov 18 - Tue, Dec 2||United Airlines||$952|
|San Francisco||Seoul||Sun, Nov 23 - Mon, Dec 22||United Airlines||$738|
|Chicago||Seoul||Wed, Nov 5 - Mon, Nov 24||Delta Air Lines||$952|
|Boston||Seoul||Wed, Nov 26 - Mon, Dec 1||Turkish Airlines||$1,035|
|Seattle||Seoul||Wed, Nov 12 - Wed, Nov 19||Asiana Airlines||$1,031|
|Atlanta||Seoul||Wed, Nov 12 - Wed, Nov 19||United Airlines||$1,061|
|Denver||Seoul||Thu, Dec 25 - Mon, Jan 19||United Airlines||$1,278|
|Tokyo||Seoul||Thu, Dec 18 - Thu, Jan 1||Korean Air||$252|
|Minneapolis||Seoul||Thu, Nov 13 - Thu, Nov 27||American Airlines||$1,181|
|Houston||Seoul||Sun, Nov 9 - Wed, Nov 19||United Airlines||$951|
Best weekend fares to Seoul
Best weekend fares to Seoul
|New York||Seoul||Thu, Nov 20 - Sat, Nov 22||Air China||$925|
|Los Angeles||Seoul||Thu, Nov 20 - Sun, Nov 23||United Airlines||$855|
|Washington DC||Seoul||Sat, Nov 1 - Sun, Nov 2||Delta Air Lines||$1,506|
|San Francisco||Seoul||Thu, Nov 6 - Sun, Nov 9||United Airlines||$738|
|Chicago||Seoul||Thu, Nov 6 - Thu, Nov 13||Multiple Airlines||Check rates|
|Boston||Seoul||Thu, Nov 6 - Thu, Nov 13||Multiple Airlines||Check rates|
|Seattle||Seoul||Fri, Dec 12 - Mon, Dec 15||United Airlines||$1,373|
|Atlanta||Seoul||Thu, Nov 6 - Thu, Nov 13||Multiple Airlines||Check rates|
|Denver||Seoul||Thu, Nov 6 - Thu, Nov 13||Multiple Airlines||Check rates|
|Tokyo||Seoul||Thu, Dec 25 - Mon, Dec 29||Korean Air||$289|
|Minneapolis||Seoul||Thu, Nov 13 - Mon, Nov 17||United Airlines||$1,085|
|Houston||Seoul||Thu, Nov 6 - Thu, Nov 13||Multiple Airlines||Check rates|
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