While South Korea is a fascinating country to visit at any time of year, there’s no better time to do so than in the spring, particularly in April. Read on to find out why you never really need an excuse to visit Korea in April.

Hanbok & Palace Experience

Blooms ‘n’ Blossoms

K-pop Events

Hello, Sunshine!

In Korea, April is the month of spring breeze and warm sunlight. The weather continues to get warmer throughout the month.

While the average April high temperatures in Seoul are around 12~18ºC (53.6~64.4ºF), the temperatures in the southern region of Korea, including Busan, Gyeongju, and Jeju Island, are 2~3 degrees higher.

※There may be some sporadic cold snaps and big gaps in temperatures at night, so make sure you bring a couple of warm sweaters or a lightweight jacket or coat!

At this time of the year, you will start seeing restaurants and cafes reopen their beautiful terraces and locals going outdoors to enjoy a family outing or spring picnic.

The weather in April also offers travelers and tourists the perfect opportunity to enjoy the outdoors dressed in the Korean traditional outfit ‘hanbok‘ as well. Moreover, you can enter the palaces in Seoul for free if you wear a hanbok!

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Blooms ‘n’ Blossoms

Weather is not the only reason why April is the best time to visit Korea. It is when you can admire the colorful blooming flowers on the streets everywhere. Here are some of the best features of spring not to be missed in Korea.

1. Cherry Blossoms

Korea’s cherry blossom season reaches its peak in early April. The flowers tend to bloom earlier in the southern parts of Korea. Since most of them fall when there is a strong wind or rain, be sure to check the weather forecast before you plan a cherry blossom trip!

1) Jinhae Cherry Blossoms

The Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival in 2024 promises to be a breathtaking celebration of nature’s beauty and the arrival of spring. Located in Jinhae-gu, a district in Changwon City, South Korea, this annual festival attracts visitors from around the world to witness the stunning cherry blossoms in full bloom.

Set against the backdrop of Jinhae’s picturesque landscapes, including the renowned Yeojwacheon Stream and Gyeonghwa Station, the festival offers a mesmerizing spectacle of pink and white flowers stretching as far as the eye can see.


2) Gyeongju Cherry Blossoms

Gyeongju, the ancient capital of the Silla Dynasty, is a true gem in South Korea’s springtime landscape. Each year, the city comes alive with a breathtaking display of cherry blossoms that captivate visitors from near and far.

Around the picturesque Bomun Lake, over 9,000 vibrant cherry trees burst into bloom, lining the 8-kilometer path that winds through the Bomun Tourist Complex. The historic Daereungwon Tomb Complex also plays host to a stunning display, with the ancient royal tombs serving as a magnificent backdrop to the delicate blooms.


3) Seoul Cherry Blossoms

Cherry blossoms in Seoul are a breathtaking sight that marks the arrival of spring in South Korea. The city comes alive with delicate pink petals adorning various locations, creating a picturesque and romantic atmosphere. From the beautiful cherry blossom trees at Kyung Hee University to the spacious Seoul Forest, there are plenty of spots to admire these iconic flowers.

The Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival, with its 1,700 King cherry blossom trees lining Yeouido Island, is a must-visit destination during this enchanting season. Visitors can even take a relaxing Hangang River Cruise for a unique view of the city from the water and enjoy a spring picnic by renting a mat or tent!


4) Busan & Daegu Cherry Blossoms

Busan and Daegu, two vibrant cities in South Korea, offer enchanting experiences during cherry blossom season. The most popular cherry blossom spots in Busan are Moontan Road in the Haeundae district, Namcheon-dong Cherry Blossom Street, and Oncheoncheon Stream Park, which offers a serene “flower road” along the winding river with cherry blossoms.

In Busan, visitors can embark on a delightful day tour to Daegu E-World, a captivating amusement park adorned with vibrant cherry blossoms, creating a picturesque setting for a memorable day out.


5) Cherry Blossoms Across Korea

From the enchanting Gangneung Gyeongpo Lake to the picturesque Nami Island and the stunning Gapyeong Eden Cherry Blossom Road, there are numerous spots across Korea where nature’s beauty truly shines.  These locations not only showcase the ephemeral beauty of cherry blossoms but also offer a glimpse into Korea’s rich natural heritage and cultural appreciation for this iconic flower.


2. Tulips

Don’t be disappointed when the cherry blossoms are gone as there are colorful tulips for you to enjoy.

1) Taean Tulip Festival 

Taean Tulip Festival is by far the largest tulip festival in Korea, which features more than 1.5 million colorful tulips. It is also known as one of the world’s top 5 tulip festivals! If you visit here in the evening, you will be able to witness the flower garden shining with dazzling lights at the light festival.


2) Everland Tulip Festival

If you want to celebrate spring with tulips in full bloom somewhere closer to Seoul, head out to Korea’s largest theme park, Everland. Everland’s annually held tulip festival at the Four Seasons Garden awaits you!


3. Azaleas

Azaleas are the late bloomers of the spring season in Korea. You will be able to see them until late April, so catch them before they are gone.

1) Goryeosan Mountain Azalea Festival

Only a two-hour bus ride from Seoul, you can enjoy a short excursion to the Goryeosan Mountain Azalea Festival. Covered with various shades of pink and magenta azaleas, Goyreosan Mountain in April just seems like an otherworldly place!



4. Spring Flower Gardens & Parks

This April, visit two of Korea’s best-loved spring flower gardens and parks: The Garden of Morning Calm and Hallim Park. Featuring fascinating displays of seasonal flowers, tropical gardens, exotic plants to scenic paths, they are the perfect places to revel in spring.

1) The Garden of Morning Calm

The Garden of Morning Calm is a popular tourist destination near Seoul where visitors can admire fantastic botanical gardens and flowers all year round. Every year the garden’s spring flower festival is held from mid-April to the end of May.

Date: Mid-April~Late May
Location: Gapyeong County, Gyeonggi-do (mid-west province)
Best things to see: Wildflower exhibition, cherry blossoms, magnolia, azalea, Japanese apricot, forsythia

2) Hallim Park

Stop and smell the flowers at Hallim Park in northwest Jeju. In April, the cherry blossoms and canola flowers burst into bloom all over the park!

Date: Throughout April
Location: Hallim-eup, Jeju City, Jeju Island
Best things to see: Cherry blossoms, canola flowers, botanical gardens, Ssangyonggul Cave

3) Camellia Hill

Witness 500 different species from 80 countries and 250 native plants in Camellia Hill. You can see flowers blooming all year round, but in June, the pure blue hydrangeas offer an instagrammable spot.

Date: All year
Location: Seogwipo City, Jeju Island
Best things to see: Cherry blossoms, canola flowers, botanical gardens, Ssangyonggul Cave

Check Out the One & Only K-pop Events in April!

1) Buzzer Beat Festival 2024 (Apr 13~14)

The annual Buzzer Beat Festival returns with an impressive lineup of Korea’s hottest hip-hop and R&B artists! Secure your discount tickets to the event and enjoy the stages of E SENS, BEWHY, JUSTHIS, CHANGMO, GIRIBOY, ASH ISLAND, and many more.

  • Date: Apr 13 & 14 (Sat & Sun), 2024
  • Venue: KBS Arena
  • Line-up:




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[Photo Credits]
Taean Tulip Festival Official Homepage
Everland Official Homepage
The Garden of Morning Calm Official Homepage

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