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

Seoraksan National Park
Seoraksan National Park

Travel to Korea this August, and experience the best of what the country has to offer.

Hike the high plains at Seoraksan, visit the charm of Nami Island, and cultural richness at Jeonju Hanok Village, among many more beautiful places this lovely month has to offer.

September is an enjoyable month for Korea. The weather has already cooled down, ranging from 17°C to 26°C but the humidity is still tolerable.

Rain is possible. This is a perfect time for hiking, walks around the cities and shrines, and visiting museums. Summer is over, but it is not too cold yet.

I recommend getting a few warm sweaters and comfortable shoes for long walks.

Best Places to Go

Discover Korea’s beauty in September,

  • Wander through the green forests of Seoraksan,
  • Walk through the tranquil roads of Nami Island,
  • Visit traditional houses in Jeonju,
  • Enjoy the peaceful Haeundae Beach in Busan and
  • Time travel to the Hahoe Folk Village in Andong.

Seoraksan National Park

In September, the temperatures in Seoraksan are cooler, making it ideal for hiking. Trees in the park change to shades of red, orange, and yellow, creating a colorful environment across the landscape.

The best hiking opportunities for tourists are available in autumn. It is possible to walk on multiple trails in the park and enjoy rocky peaks and autumn foliage that enhance the national park’s peaceful beauty. 

Nami Island

Nami Island in September is still a refuge of nearby greenery and wonderful views.

The weather is cool and sunny, making it perfect for strolls, bike rides, and picnics on the riverbank.

The avenues of trees are a soothing refuge, and cultural activities and events make the island more attractive.

Jeonju Hanok Village

Jeonju Hanok Village is a must visit in September. This is a Korean village from the medieval era with Hanok houses and traditional Korean food.

All September heroes can visit this place, wander down the streets and lanes, and enjoy bibimbap and other local dishes.

But the best thing about Jeonju will most likely be in many shops with Korean crafts and cultural performances.

Busan's Haeundae Beach

The beach loses none of its charm in September, with cooler temperatures and fewer people.

Visitors can sunbathe on the golden sands and cool off in the not deep water, as well as participate in many beach activities such as beach volleyball and water sports.

Additionally, guests can travel to various nearby locations and feast on fresh seafood by the shore.

Andong Hahoe Folk Village

September is a great time to visit Andong’s Hahoe Folk Village and experience autumn in Korea while learning about the host country’s traditional culture.

Folk activities, traditional performances, and exploring hanok homes decorated in autumn colors make the visit exceptional.

The cold and colorful nature of autumn makes exploring the village a treat for the body and mind.

Frequently Asked Questions (FQAs)

Is September a good month to visit Seoul?

The best time to visit South Korea is between March and May if you want to see the vibrant pink of the cherry blossoms in bloom.

If you want to see the landscapes, come alive as the leaves change in the cooler weathers, then we’d recommend visiting between September and November.

Is September rainy in South Korea?

September sees the start of autumn in South Korea, although at the beginning of the month, expect the heavy rain and muggy heat of the previous months to continue.

Is Korea better in September or October?

The best time of year to visit South Korea is generally considered to be the spring months of April, May & June, and the autumn months of September, October & November.

Is September a good time to visit South Korea?

September to November is the best time for dry skies and golden ginkgoes. Visiting South Korea in the fall is pretty much a foolproof plan.

How is Jeju in September?

September is a good time to visit Jeju. The weather is usually pleasantly warm with a gentle breeze, with temperatures ranging from 72—76°F (22—25°C).

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