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It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to Seoul

Peak Season: July to August

Expect throngs of families and high hotel rates thanks to summer vacations. Bring an umbrella to fend off the July monsoons and prepare for high humidity in August. Temperatures average in the low 80s.

Off-Season: January to April

Except for the Lunar New Year holiday, room discounts are common during this period. Avoid March and April when periodic dust storms blanket the city with a thick film and cause health problems. Winter temperatures average 30-degrees; spring sees 60-degree weather.

Sweet Spot: May to June; September to December

Still technically the “off” season, hotel discounts can still be found, though the weather is much nicer (spring brings cheery blossoms, fall sees colored leaves). Warning: during Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving) roads and airports teem with travelers.

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