Korea Travel in July: Weather info & Best place to Go

Korea offers a summertime experience like no other.

Don’t miss out on the best destinations to visit in July in Korea. Whether you love beautiful beaches like,

  • Busan, greenery around Jeju Island,
  • A historical wonder of Gyeongju.

Natural inspirations from,

  • Seoraksan National Park and
  • Vibrant cities including Seoul and Yeosu.

South Korea is famous for hot and rather heavy weather in July, with temperatures ranging from 25-30°C 77-86°F.

There are usually rainy days during the month, and Rain falls at the end of the period, typical to the country’s monsoon season.

While hot and damp, July provides travelers with rich greenery and many outdoor experiences.

Best place to Go

Here are the top tourist destinations to visit in Korea in July from,

  • Busan’s beaches,
  • Jeju Island’s greens,
  • From Gyeongju’s history, to Seoraksan’s nature, and
  • Andong Hahoe’s culture,

Korea has too much to offer. 

Jeju Island

Jeju Island

July is ideal for visiting Jeju Island and enjoying activities such as,

  • Hiking Hallasan,
  • Visiting the lava tubes and relaxing on beaches.

Seoraksan National Park

In July, Seoraksan National Park should be visited to see,

  • Plenty of greenery,
  • Colorful flora and delightful hiking paths.

Busan Beaches (Haeundae, Gwangalli)

Also, this month is perfect for beachside trips, and Busan’s Haeundae and Gwangalli are the most suitable options for you together with Seoul in July.

Seoul (Han River Park, Bukchon Hanok Village)

In July, it is worth going to the Han River Park for many activities and visiting Bukchon Hanok Village to enjoy traditional Korean architecture.

Gangwon Province (Sokcho, Chuncheon)

In July, Gangwon Province cools down with Sokcho’s beaches and Chuncheon’s lakes perfect to get away from the summer heat.

Gyeongju Historical Sites

In July, be sure to savor the treasures of Gyeongju’s past: ancient temples, royal tombs.

Boseong Green Tea Fields

In the Boseong Green Tea Fields in Korea, one can also see the cool July scenic beauty of Korea’s lush green tea fields from below. It is also ideal for a slow afternoon walk and images.

Andong Hahoe Folk Village

Andong Hahoe Folk Village in July with traditional cultural experiences, beautiful mask dances, and historical architecture nearby greenery.

Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve

Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve in Korea in July with,

  • Migratory wildlife,
  • Greenery and
  • Serene nature walks and landscape views

Yeosu and the South Coast

Yeosu and Korea South Coast in July with,

  • Sunny beaches,
  • Cultural festivals and
  • Culinary arts of fresh seafood.

Marked by beautiful coasts.

Frequently Asked Questions (FQAs)

Is it cold in Korea during July?

The short summer lasts from July to August and is the hottest time of the year in South Korea.

Temperatures may range between 23°C and 30°C but this is also the wettest time of the year, with the monsoon rains bringing half of the country’s annual rainfall during these months.

Is it nice to visit Korea in July?

Temperatures during these times are generally enjoyable and suitable for outdoor activities.

June, July and August offer the best conditions for hiking, but the weather is hot and humid away from the mountains.

Winters in South Korea are very cold, so we wouldn’t recommend visiting in December, January or February

Does it rain a lot in Korea in July?

Temperatures may range between 23°C and 30°C but this is also the wettest time of the year, with the monsoon.

Should I visit Seoul in July?

While June can be pleasant, July and August bring unbearable heat and humidity, along with heavy rains that can last all day. Luckily, Seoul has plenty of things to do for keeping dry and cool inside.

Is Korea very hot in July?

July is one of the hottest and wettest months in Seoul.

Days tend to be cloudy and overcast with an average relative humidity of 81.3%. Temperatures range between lows of 20°C / 68°F and highs of 27°C / 81°F.

The monsoon season is in full swing, and you can expect rain almost every day.

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