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.

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!

More Hanbok Experiences in Seoul:

More Palace Tours in Seoul:

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!

[From Seoul]

[From Jeju Island]

[From Busan]

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.

Date: April 12~May 7, 2023
Location: Taean County, Chungcheong-do (mid-west province)
Best things to see: Flower gardens (tulips, canola, digitalis, lupine)

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!

Date: From mid-March to late April
Location: Everland, Yongin, Gyeonggi-do (mid-west province)
Best things to see: Tulip Festival, Four Seasons Garden (tulips, grape hyacinths, daisies)

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 Goryeosan Mountain Azalea Festival. Covered with various shades of pink and magenta azaleas, Goyreosan Mountain in April just seems like an otherworldly place!

Date: April 15~23, 2023
Location: Ganghwa County, Incheon, Gyeonggi-do (mid-west province)
Best things to see: azaleas, azalea tea tasting, azalea rice pancake-making experience

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 Concert in April!

SEOUL FESTA 2023 is one of the biggest cultural festivals organized by the Seoul Metropolitan Government. This festival will offer a wide range of exciting events including the opening K-pop concert on April 30th! Grab this amazing chance to watch K-pop artists performing on the stage with your own eyes.

  • Date: April 30 (Sun), 2023
  • Time: 7:30pm~9:30pm
  • Venue: Jamsil Sports Complex – Main Stadium
  • Line-up: ENHYPEN, THE BOYZ, iKON, STAYC, Kep1er, Lee Young-ji & more

Easily book SEOUL FESTA 2023 K-pop Concert Ticket Package on Trazy! Be advised that this package is sponsored by the Seoul Metropolitan Government exclusively for short-term international travelers who are staying in Korea for less than 1 month.

Read Trazy Blogs for More Spring Travel Tips in Korea!

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[Photo Credits]
Taean Tulip Festival Official Homepage
Jindo Sea Parting Festival Official Homepage
Everland Official Homepage
The Garden of Morning Calm Official Homepage
Mungyeong Traditional Chasabal Festival Official Website
Bongeunsa Temple Official Homepage
Gyeongju City Government Official Homepage
By KOREA.NET – Official page of the Republic of Korea Korea_YeonDeungHoe_20130511_18 via photopin (license)
Seoul Festa 2023 Official Website
Lotte Family Concert 2023 Official Website

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