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White and pink pastel cherry blossoms take over South Korea in April, making it one of the most sought-after months to visit. It is time to enjoy the springtime stroll along the scenic paths of Gyeongbokgung Palace, go hiking in national parks, and savor the traditional flavors of Korean cuisine at bustling street markets. Despite the increase in the number of visitors and flight prices, the beautiful cherry blossom season and mild weather conditions will make your South Korea trip in April worthwhile.

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South Korea Weather in April

Panoramic view of Busan on a spring day in South Korea in April.
April in Busan offers ideal weather for seaside activities, making it the perfect time to enjoy coastal fun.

The weather in South Korea in April is mild and comfortable, with average temperatures ranging from 10°C(50°F) to 20°C (68°F). As the month falls within the spring season, you can anticipate pleasant weather conditions and the emergence of vibrant springtime scenery.

If you are planning a trip to Busan, expect temperatures to hover around 15°C (59°F) to 23°C (73°F), creating perfect conditions for seaside activities. While April tends to be dry overall, it is wise to pack layers for cooler evenings to ensure your comfort throughout your trip.

For a seasonal overview, check out our guide on the best time to visit South Korea.

Weather in South Korea in April - Rainfall and Temperatures

MarAprMay
Avg Daily (°C)91722
Avg Nightly (°C)-2511
Avg Daily (°F)496372
Avg Nightly (°F)294152
Avg Rainfall (mm)479492

Why Visit South Korea in April

Two tourist hikers in mountain forests of South Korea on a clear day.
April invites outdoor lovers to South Korea's scenic trails, promising thrilling adventures amidst nature's beauty.
A man cycling in Dongchon riverside park on a cloudy day.
Pedal through enchanting parks on your South Korea adventure this April, immersing yourself in picturesque landscapes and vibrant blooms along the way

April in South Korea heralds the arrival of spring, offering a myriad of compelling reasons to plan a trip. Here are some of reasons why you should plan a trip to South Korea in April:

  • Cherry blossom spectacle: April transforms South Korea into a mesmerizing canvas of pink and white hues as cherry blossoms blanket the landscapes. Witness the natural spectacle while strolling through parks like Yeouido Park or the famous Gyeongbokgung Palace on your trip to Seoul or enjoying picnics under blossoming trees in the charming village of Jinhae. The annual Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival also takes place in April, drawing millions with its stunning floral displays and cultural performances.
  • Best time to go hiking: With mild temperatures and clear skies, April is ideal for hiking in South Korea’s stunning national parks. Explore the incredible landscapes of Seoraksan, Bukhansan, Jirisan, or Hallasan, where you can witness diverse flora and fauna, breathtaking vistas, and challenging trails.
  • Cycling and biking: Take advantage of the mild weather and explore South Korea’s scenic routes and trails on two wheels. Cycle along the picturesque Han River in Seoul, the Jeju Olle Trail on Jeju Island, or join organized bike tours to discover hidden gems and rural landscapes.

Where to Go and What to Do

Visiting  National Folk Museum of Korea is a must thing to do in South Kore
Located within the grounds of the Gyeongbokgung Palace, National Folk Museum of Korea is a national museum in South Korea that features three exhibition halls with 98,000 artifacts

For a nature-infused musical escape, journey to Nami Island, nestled in the Han River. Throughout April, the island offers free live concerts across various genres, allowing you to immerse yourself in melodies, bask in the spring sunshine, and absorb positive vibes. Pack a picnic, relax, and let the music blend with the enchanting spring scenery.

If you are looking for an adventure, head to the stunning Seoraksan National Park, boasting majestic peaks and cascading waterfalls. The weather in South Korea in April makes the park’s trail come alive with vibrant cherry blossoms and lush foliage, creating an enchanting backdrop for hiking enthusiasts. Traverse winding paths that lead to panoramic viewpoints, breathe in the crisp mountain air and immerse yourself in the natural splendor that awaits at every turn.

If you yearn for exploration beyond Seoul, venture to Gyeongju, one of South Korea’s historical treasures. Roam through ancient streets adorned with vibrant spring foliage, explore iconic sites like Bulguksa Temple, and delve into the city’s rich heritage. April’s weather in South Korea makes it an ideal time to uncover the cultural and archaeological wonders that define Gyeongju.

For contemporary art and natural splendor, visit the South Korea Botanic Garden in Pyeongchang. In April, this botanical paradise merges artistic expression with the beauty of spring. Explore the exhibits, wander through scenic gardens, and appreciate the fusion of culture and nature in this idyllic setting.

Need help in planning a trip to South Korea in April

South Korea in April welcomes travelers with a harmonious blend of springtime splendor, pleasant weather conditions, and cultural festivities. Whether you are captivated by the cherry blossom festivals in Jinhae, the serene allure of Nami Island, or the historical richness of Gyeongju, April promises a diverse array of experiences.

If you are looking for a more personal travel experience, our travel experts can help you create a customized trip to South Korea. For more ideas and inspirations, check out our guide on the things to do in South Korea.

Published by Astha Joshi, updated on April 4, 2024

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