An Ultimate Guide to Autumn in Korea: Fall Foliage Forecast 2018

Here’s your ultimate guide to autumn in Korea! Read on to find out when and where to see the beautiful autumn leaves across Korea.

Autumn in Korea

In Korea, autumn falls in the months of September, October, and November.

Offering clear cool and crisp weather and the beautiful autumn foliage, autumn is the best time to visit Korea.

The best times to see the autumn leaves in Korea are October and November, but the peak season only lasts up to two weeks.

So if you don’t want to miss out on incredible fall colors in Korea, it is best to plan your leaf-peeping getaway early!

Autumn in Korea – Weather & What to Wear


Hikers enjoying the beautiful fall foliage.

| Weather: Mostly sunny with warm afternoon highs. Huge difference in day and night temperatures.

| Temperatures:

  • September – Average 20°C (68°F); High 26°C (78°F); Low 15°C (59°F)
  • October – Average 13°C (55°F); High 19°C (66°F); Low 7°C (44°F)
  • November  – Average 5°C (41°F); High 11°C (51°F); Low 0°C (32°F)

Check the weather forecast regularly for accurate weather information and the indication of rain.

| What to wear: A warm, lightweight jacket, or thick winter coat (in November), boots, long-sleeved T-shirts or sweatshirts, cardigans, thick socks, and an umbrella in case of rain.

Dress in multiple layers for changing temperatures.

2018 Korea Fall Foliage Map & Forecast



Typically, Korea’s autumn foliage season starts from mid-September to mid-November and reaches its peak usually after two weeks.

According to the forecast, this year’s autumn foliage season will arrive 2 or 3 days later than usual.

In 2018, the first autumn foliage will start in the northeast regions, at Seoraksan National Park around September 27, followed by the central and southwest regions around mid-October. The autumn foliage will arrive in the southern regions between mid-October and early November.

In Seoul, the autumn foliage usually reaches its peak in early November.

Mountain First Foliage Peak Foliage
Seoraksan National Park September 27 October 18
Jirisan National Park October 12 October 26
Naejangsan National Park October 21 November 9
Odaesan National Park October 1 October 17
Daedunsan Provincial Park October 19 October 29
Songnisan National Park October 14 October 27
Deogyusan National Park October 15 October 29
Juwangsan National Park October 15 October 29
Gayasan National Park October 14 October 30
Bukhansan National Park October 15 October 29
Hallasan National Park October 19 November 1

*Foliage forecast information provided by Kweather (Korea Meteorological Administration) and 153weather.

Top 6 Autumn Foliage Destinations in Korea


One of the best ways to experience autumn foliage in Korea is through hiking. Korean mountains and national parks offer spectacular fall foliage and worthwhile hiking experiences.

Here’s our pick of the 5 best destinations for fall foliage viewing and hiking.

Take a closer look at each destination below and start planning your trip!

1. Seoraksan National Park

▲ Best time to see the autumn foliage: Mid-October ~ Early November

▲ Where: Sokcho, Gangwon-do (northeast of Korea)


Seoraksan National Park, Gangwondo, Korea

Seoraksan National Park, home to the third highest mountain in Korea, Seoraksan, is the first place to see the autumn foliage.

Blessed with dramatic mountain peaks, unique rock formations, and gorgeous valleys, Seoraksan is stunning year-round, but the autumn views are truly spectacular.

By mid-October, most of the hiking trails should be covered in deep red and yellow leaves at Seoraksan National Park.

| Sign up for Seoraksan Autumn Foliage 1 Day Tour from Seoul

It’s the perfect time for hikers and sightseers to flock to Seoraksan and walk the hiking trails, as they watch the scenery of leaves fall all around them. If you’d like to challenge yourself hiking up Seoraksan while enjoying the autumn foliage unfold, click the link below!

|Sign up for the Seoraksan National Park Hiking tour

2. Naejangsan National Park

▲ Best time to see the autumn foliage: Late-October ~ Mid-November

▲ Where: Jeong-eup, Jeolla-do (southwest of Korea)


Naejangsan National Park, Jeollado, Korea

Another popular autumn foliage destination in Korea is Naejangsan National Park. The park is particularly famous for its vivid crimson foliage, 600-year-old nutmeg trees, and waterfalls.

There are two famous Buddhist temples at Naejangsan National Park, Baekyangsa Temple, and Naejangsa Temple.

The tree-lined path from the Hiking Information Center to Naejangsa Temple, densely packed with 108 trees, offers a breathtaking canopy of colorful autumn leaves!

Sign up for a day trip from Seoul to Naejangsan National Park

3. Jirisan National Park

▲ Best time to see the autumn foliage: Mid-October ~ Early November

▲ Where: Namwon, Jeolla-do (southwest of Korea)


Jirisan National Park, Jeollado, Korea

Looking for a leaf-peeping getaway from Busan? Head out to Jirisan National Park, Korea’s oldest and biggest national park, home to the second tallest mountain in South Korea, Jirisan (1915m).

Famous for its wild beauty and vibrant fall colors, Jirisan National Park is one of the most popular foliage destinations near Busan. The drive from Busan to Jirisan takes about 2 hours, which is close enough for a day trip. 

One of the best viewing spots in Jirisan is the Baemsagol Valley, a 9-km long valley with small streams and rock beds set against a backdrop of vibrant fall colors.

Sign up for a day trip from Busan to Jirisan National Park

4. Odaesan National Park

▲ Best time to see the autumn foliage: Mid-October ~ Early November

▲ Where: Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do (northeast of Korea)


Odaesan National Park, Gangwondo, Korea

Known for its beautiful thick forest of fir trees, Odaesan National Park was used as a location of the hit Korean drama, “Goblin,” starred by Gong Yoo and Kim Go-eun
The nearby Woljeongsa Buddhist Temple, located in the valley east of Mount Odaesan, founded in 643, is another stunning site to take in the autumn foliage.

Sign up for a day trip from Seoul to Odaesan National Park

5. Daedunsan Provincial Park

▲ Best time to see the autumn foliage: Mid-October ~ Early November

▲ Where: Nonsan, Chungcheongnam-do (central Korea) & Wanju, Jeollabuk-do (southwest of Korea)


Daedunsan Provincial Park, Chungcheongdo, Korea

Daedunsan, at 878 meters, is known for its steep and rocky landscapes.

The main attraction at Daedunsan Mountain is a hair-raising Suspension Bridge (Geumgang Gureumdari), which hangs over a deep ravine 300 meters above sea level. Cross it if you dare! We can assure you that it’ll add an element of thrill and excitement to your hiking.

If you are not a fan of hiking, you can opt for the cable car instead. From the cable car, you can appreciate a sea of blazing maples in Daedunsan National Park.

Sign up for a day trip from Seoul to Daedunsan Provincial Park

6. Gyeongju

▲ Best time to see the autumn foliage: Mid-October ~ Early November

▲ Where: North Gyeongsang Province (southeast of Korea)



Whilst all sites mentioned are in the mountains of national parks, Gyeongju is a city, in the corner of North Gyeongsang Province, which means you don’t have to hike up any steep mountains.

Gyeongju is much more than a spectacular autumn foliage scenery. This place is filled with historical heritage sites, and other magnificent places to visit, so you get the entire package! These are are some of Gyeongju’s hottest spots to visit.

  • Seokguram Temple – This place is worth a visit as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, you won’t be disappointed!
  • Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond (Anapji Pond) – Known for its dazzling view at night, you can catch the reflection of the moon and palace shining on the surface of the pond. a Night scene you don’t want to miss.
  • Cheomseongdae Observatory – The oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia. This extravagant structure still remains well preserved as Korea’s 31st National Treasure.
  • Gyeongju Folk Craft Village – This place consists of 40 thatched and tile roofed houses, home to many Korean artisans of traditional arts and crafts. Not only can you purchase the products made by them, but even offer you hands-on programs for you to experience!
  • Hwangnidan-gil – Wear traditional Korean Hanbok and explore every nook and cranny of alleys full of hip places to check out, from cafes, to bakeries, antique shops and more!
  • Bulguksa Temple – Explore the exquisite architecture of one of Korea’s most well known temples in Gyeongju.

So act now and plan a trip to Gyeongju to experience the autumn foliage along with an exploration of numerous historical sites and more! :

| Book Gyeongju City 1 Day Private Tour – from Gyeongju/Busan

| Book Gyeongju Autumn Foliage 1 Day / 2D1N Tour – from Seoul (Oct 30~Nov 9)

| Book Gyeongju Autumn Foliage 1 Day Tour (Depart from Busan, Oct 24~Nov 4)

| Book Gyeongju Pink Muhly 1 Day Tour from Seoul (Oct 14~31)

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More Places to Catch Autumn Foliage in Korea


Click on each destination for more info!


If hiking isn’t your thing and you want to see the autumn leaves in Seoul or Busan, check out our Autumn foliage 1 Day tour for Seoul and vicinity or Autumn foliage 1 Day tour for Busan and vicinity.

For more ideas for your next autumn trip in South Korea, make sure you visit Trazy.com, Korea’s #1 Travel Shop!

Photo Credits
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114 comments

  1. Hi, since based on the forecast, Naejangsan’s peak fall foliage will be on the 8th Nov, is it still possible to catch autumn by mid-november probably by Nov 15-19?
    We will be late for the autumn and we cant do anything about that schedule 🙁 so we are hoping atleast to see orange leaves around Naejangsan area on our travel date (Nov 15-20)
    Thank you so much~

    1. Hello samgyupgirl! It will be best for you to visit around November 8 for the full foliage, but you will still be able to see them around mid-November since the foliage lasts up to 2 week. Last year, our crew visited on November 16 and we were able to catch the fall foliage. If you are interested in visiting Naejangsan National Park, you may want to check out our previous post about our fall foliage trip to Naejangsan National Park here: http://blog.trazy.com/naejangsan-national-park-fall-foliage-trip/ Hope this information helps!

  2. Hello Trazy
    I will be in Seoul in 22 october- 28 october and be in Jeju 28-2 November. Can i see the best autumn foliage in Seoul at these time?
    Thank you and wait for your advice

    1. Hello, Dung! The peak foliage in Seoul is predicted to be seen in early November, so you will probably see some fall foliage in the late October. But we advise you to check the weather forecast regularly. 🙂

  3. hi! i will be in incheon on the 9th-13th this november. will i be able to see the fall foliage on the said date?i will be in nami island on the 12….hope to hear from you soon.thank you

    1. Hello, yao! Please take note that last year’s peak fall foliage in Nami Island was around mid-October. The duration of peak fall foliage can vary depending on weather conditions, but it will be best for you to visit Nami Island before mid-November. 🙂

    1. Hello, Eunice! We recommend Seoraksan National Park and Naejangsan National Park. At Seoraksan National Park, you may want to try the cable car and drop by the Sinheungsa Temple. The trail requires only a little bit of walking. And in Naejangsan National Park, the trail to Naejangsa Temple from the entrance is relatively easy and you will be able to enjoy a tunnel of maple leaves on the way.

  4. Dear Trazy,
    I will be in Seoul from 26-29 Oct with my friend, could you recommend which is the most suitable mountain to see foliage season? I love Naejangsan but it seems like no tour available at that time.

    1. Hello, Julia Nguyen! Please see the dates of our fall foliage tour to the Korean national parks and mountains that are available during your travel period.
      – Seoraksan: Oct 27, 28
      – Daedunsan: Oct 28
      – Deogyusan: Oct 26
      – Songnisan: Oct 26, 29

      All of the mountains above offer fabulous fall foliage experiences, and the closest park from Seoul is Seoraksan National Park FYI. To get more detailed information of each destinations or to book your trip, please refer to this link: http://www.trazy.com/experience/detail/1259

    1. Hi Tina! The winter season usually starts from the end of November, so most of the autumn leaves will be gone by the time you travel Seoul. Hope this answers your question!

  5. Hi. Do you have any latest updates on Songnisan and Daedunsan foliage? Has the colors turned mostly yellow, orange and red already ? As that will really be beautiful. I was at Seoraksan on 21 October and I would say 50% are still green

    1. Hello, Linda! The peak fall foliage is expected to reach on Oct 25 in Songnisan and Oct 27 and Daedunsan. We believe that most of the leaves will have changed by then, however we also think that it will be best for you to visit the parks a few days after Oct 25 or Oct 27 when planning your trip as the weather in Korea is changeable these days. Hope this answers your question!

      1. Songnisan is amazing. I visited on 24 Oct, the foliage was in green, yellow, orange and red. Definitely what I was expecting. So beautiful autumn foliage set as the backdrop against the majestic temple. Definitely a more relaxing and less tiring hike.

    1. Hello, Reef! The peak fall foliage season in Seoul usually around early November and, this year, the fall foliage in Seoul is expected to seen until November 20. But please keep in mind that the intensity and duration of peak fall foliage can vary depending on weather conditions! 🙂

  6. Hyeee.. i will be there on next week . 2- 7 Nov. Will i b able to see the beautiful oranges n yellow autumn leaves? hehe TQQQ

    1. Hello, amira! The peak fall foliage season in Seoul usually around early November and for this year, the fall foliage in Seoul is expected to seen until November 20, so you’ll probably able to enjoy them in Seoul. 😉

  7. Hello. I’ll be in Seoul from November 10-18 during which I’ll visit Nami Island and Seoraksan National Park. Do you think I’ll still be able to see autumn foliage, even in shades of yellow or orange?

    1. Hello, Mao! You will be able to catch just a little fall foliage by the time you visit Nami Island or Seoraksan National Park as the region tends to be colder and winter starts earlier than other parts of Korea. Hope this answers your question.

  8. Hi 🙂
    I will be in Seoul from 09 – 15 november. Will i still be able to see the best autumn foliage in Seoul at these time? Thank you.

    1. Hello, Ling! The peak fall foliage season in Seoul usually around early November and for this year, the fall foliage in Seoul is expected to seen until November 20, so you’ll probably see them in Seoul. 😉

  9. hey there! traveling to Seoul from Nov 9 – 20. Would we need to bring like thick winter jackets and or parka or is that too much? lol

    1. Hello, Weatherboi! Seoul is seeing big drops in temperatures at times and it is expected to get colder by the time you arrive, so we strongly recommend you to bring a warm winter jacket or thick coat! 🙂

  10. Hi There

    3 of us will be in Seoul from 1-7 Nov. Which location will give you the most scenic forliage on 2 or 3 Nov? We can do some simple hikes (2-3 hours type). Please give us your recommendation.

    1. Hello, SF! Regarding your question, we highly recommend visiting Naejangsan National Park. You will be able to catch the peak foliage between November 1 and 7. The hike is relatively easy, mostly flat with no steep inclines. Please take note that there is a fall foliage trip available for sign up – Nov 1, 3, 4, 6 and 8 and so on – on our website. If you’re interested in going, please sign up now via the link: http://www.trazy.com/experience/detail/1259

  11. Hi, we will be in Seoul between 10-17 November. Would we still be able to catch fall colours? Which places should we cover? How long does the peak foliage last? Thanks in advance!

    1. Hello Shilpi! Now is the peak time to see the colorful autumn leaves in Seoul and the peak foliage usually lasts up to one or two weeks, however, it depends on the weather conditions. For the best fall foliage experience, it’s best to visit the national parks, such as Naejangsan National Park and many others mentioned in this blog post. In Seoul, N Seoul Tower and Bukhansan Mountain would be good options, too. It’ll be best for you to go and see the fall foliage as soon as you arrive. 🙂

  12. Hello! How about on November 20-26? Would you know what kind of weather in Seoul it will be?
    Are we going to catch the autumn foliage or not? What are the clothes that we need to wear during this season? We’ll visit Nami Island on the 21st of November, your response will be highly appreciated. Many thanks for your help! 🙂

    1. Hello, Trish. November 20-26 is considered early winter season in Korea so many of the leaves will fallen off. In Seoul, the weather will be mostly sunny in the daytime but below 10 degrees Celsius at night. Please check the weather forecast for more exact information. We recommend you to bring thick winter coat, thick socks, winter shoes, muffler and gloves. Hope this info helps!

    1. Hello Kay! The fall foliage tour for this season is available until November 15. It will be an early winter season by the time you arrive in Korea.

  13. Hi,

    I have plan to book ticket to Seoul from 26Oct-3Nov18 to see fall foliage peak. It’s it good or we should book earlier??? Thanks a lot.

    1. Hello, Huy. The fall foliage peak season usually begins from late October to mid-November, so we believe that you will be able to see fall foliage during the period you have mentioned. But if you are considering visiting one of the national parks in Korea to see the fall foliage, we highly recommend you to book the tour in advance (fall foliage tours are usually available from September or October for booking). Hope this helps! 🙂

  14. Hi, I’m planning to go back to Korea Autumn season this year. Last year, it’s unfortunate that we booked our flight during Chuseok week. We spent our holiday in Seoul October 1-9, 2017 and all the attractions are crowded. We went to Nami island and most of the tree leaves are still green. When can we possibly know what’s the best time to book for Autumn 2018 to fully experience the fall foliage peak? Many thanks.

    1. Helly Yanie 🙂
      The peak season for the fall foliage is highly dependent on weather (it tends to be the peak around late October). We recommend you to refer to last year’s fall foliage map to plan your trip in advance!

  15. Hi, I have plan to travel at Seoul to see Korea autumn but I’ m not sure between date 3 – 10 Nov or 10-17 Nov/18 that will be the best to see the peak autumn in seoul.
    And can you guide where is the best place in seoul to see the fall foliage.

    1. Hi thanee!
      The fall foliage highly depends on the weather. According to last autumn season, the peak season tends to be between Oct 20~Nov 10. If you will be visiting Korea in November this year, we recommend you to visit the southern part of Korea to enjoy the fall foliage where the peak season starts later than other places. Please do check our blog after August for more details 😀

  16. Hello! im planning to visit korea this year during autumn, which date would you think be the most suitable? Thank you! 🙂

    1. Hi Angelica Cruz,
      You must be so excited! In order for you to catch the peak fall foliage season in Korea, it is recommended for you to visit between mid-October and early November. Please make sure to check our blog again in September for the fall foliage forecast 2018 😀

    1. Hi Chelley 🙂
      We expect the peak season for fall foliage is from late October to early November. However, as it highly depends on the weather and location, please get back to us in this coming September for more information!

  17. Hi I will be in Seoul from 26 October 2018 to 4 November 2018. Which is the peak fall foliage in Nami Island and mountain around Seoul if I am going that period?

    1. Hello Elsie,
      The fall foliage at Nami Island usually starts in the early November. However, as it is highly dependent on the weather, please make sure to check our post again in this September 🙂

  18. hi…we will be in Seoul from Oct, 11-16…can we be able to catch the foliage in nami island in that period?

    1. Hello Rosefil 🙂
      Usually, the fall foliage in Gapyeong area usually starts in the early November. Considering your travel date, we recommend you to check out the fall foliage in Gangwon area where Seoraksan and Odaesan are located.

  19. Hi
    We plan to go Seoul and Busan from Sept 28 to 4 Oct 2018 for Autumn foliage. Is it the right time to go? If no, please suggest the best dates where we can see the peak if not the most Autumn foliage. Also appreciate if you can recommend the some good tours in Seoul and Busan for us to follow. We have a group of 15 pax travelling on our own.

    1. Hi Jan 🙂
      It is recommended to visit between late-September and mid-November when the Autumn fall foliage season usually starts in Korea (please be noted that its peak highly depends on the weather). If you are looking for day tours in Seoul and Busan, please check out the links below!
      – 1 Day Tour departing from Seoul: https://www.trazy.com/things-to-do/seoul/autumn-special
      – 1 Day Tour departing from Busan: https://www.trazy.com/things-to-do/busan/sightseeing-tours
      *For a customized tour, please contact us at ‘inquiry@trazy.com’

    1. Hi Chiuey!
      Last year, the foliage in Nami Island started in the late October. It highly depends on the weather but it is expected to be green in the early October 🙂

  20. Hi There

    6 of us will be in Seoul from 19-25 Oct. Which location will give you the most scenic forliage on 20 – 24 Oct? Please give us your recommendation.

    1. Hi Ayu,
      Based on last year’s record, Seoraksan’s foliage peak season is estimated to be on Oct 18th and Jirisan’s foliage peak season is predicted to be Oct 26th. Although the peak season can be changed depending on the weather conditions, we recommend you to visit Seoraksan if you are going to take a trip closer to 18th. If your travel date is closer to Oct 26th, then we recommend Jirisan.

    1. Hi Vani,
      According to the last autumn’s record, the fall foliage peak season is usually from mid-October to early-November. During Nov 7th to Nov 12th, Naejangsan’s foliage is expected to be at its peak. Although the foliage peak season highly depends on the weather, we recommend you to check out Naejangsan. You can check the available tour dates to Naejangsan in this link: https://www.trazy.com/experience/detail/korea-fall-foliage-tour-mountain

  21. Hello Trazy~
    We will be travelling to Seoul from October 31-November 5 2018. Is there any chance we can still see the autumn foliage in Nami Island? Also where is the best place to visit during foliage? We can hike about 2-3 hours. Looking forward to your answer. Thank you!

    1. Hi yuhbee,
      Although the foliage is highly dependent to the weather condition so it might be changed, according to the last year’s record, the peak season of foliage near Seoul was around the end of October. It might be little late to catch the foliage at the beginning of November near Seoul so we recommend going more southern part of Korea where foliage continues until late compared to Seoul. In Korea, Jirisan or Naejangsan are iconic places for autumn foliage.

    1. Hi, Jennifer
      Since the foliage is highly dependent to the weather condition, it’s hard to predict when is going to be the foliage season of this year. According to the last year’s record, Naejangsan’s foliage peak season was the latest and it was Nov 9th. So Nov 12th~16th might be little late but it also depends on this year’s weather.

  22. Hi Trazy team, i am going to korea during 18-22/10 this year, i was wondering will nami have foliage at that time yet? i will probably stop by Nami in 22/10. Thank you!

    1. Hi,
      Since the foliage is highly dependent on the weather condition, it’s hard to predict whether you can see the foliage on the certain date. According to the last year’s record, the foliage peak season at the mountain in Seoul (Bukhansan) was Oct 29th. So you might be able to catch foliage in Nami Island around that period too.

  23. Hello there~
    My friends and I will stay in Seoul from October 11 to October 16. Can you recommend any days from October 11 to October 16 to see the autumn foliage at Nami island?

    1. Hi Chell,
      Since the foliage is highly dependent on the weather condition, it’s hard to predict the exact date to see the foliage of this year. According to the last year’s record, the foliage peak season of the mountain in Korea (Bukhansan) was Oct 29th. Although it can be subject to change depending on this year’s weather, choosing Oct 16th will increase the chance of catching the foliage in Nami Island.

    1. Hi Kel,
      The first foliage means when the foliage begins in that region. The peak foliage means when the foliage is at its peak and the most beautiful.

      1. Thank you for the reply. So if I am going to Nami Island and Garden of Morning Calm on october 19, I will only see a very few trees that are yellow or red since it is only the start of the autumn foliage?

        1. Hi, usually the foliage in Nami Island starts from the end of October but the foliage is highly dependent on the weather condition, it might be changed depending on this year’s weather.

  24. Hi, I will arrive at Seoul around 4 – 10 Nov, but I, m not sure in that period, at the downtown of seoul or yeouido, still have the foliage, or not?

    1. Hi Thanee, the autumn foliage is highly dependent on the weather condition so it is hard to predict the exact date that you can catch it. This year’s peak foliage in the mountain located in Seoul is expected to be Oct 29th. So around the beginning of November will be not too late to see fall foliage in Seoul.

  25. Hi! We will be in seoul from Oct 23-28. We are planning to go to Nami island on Oct 25 and Gyeongju by Oct 26. Can we catch autumn foliage in those places?

    1. Hi Christine, the fall foliage is highly dependent on the weather condition, it’s difficult to predict exact date you can catch them. During Oct 23th to 28th, you will be able to see autumn foliage in Seoul and Gyeongju but it can be changed depending on this year’s weather.

    1. Hi Amerizza, the autumn foliage starts from mid-October in general. The foliage is highly dependent on the weather condition so it’s subject to be changed but Sep 23~26 can be little early to catch fall foliage.

  26. Hi thanks for such an informative site! My family is going to Seoul from Sept 29- Oct 5. Which places will have the best fall foliage? Will Nami island have started turning colour?

    1. Hi Wayne 🙂
      The fall foliage in Nami Island is expected to start in the mid-October. Considering your travel date, we would recommend you to check out Seoraksan National Park to see the starting of the foliage.
      – Seoraksan National Park Hiking Tour: https://www.trazy.com/experience/detail/seoraksan-national-park-one-day-tour
      – Seoraksan National Park + Nami Island: https://www.trazy.com/experience/detail/seoraksan-nami-island-one-day-tour
      – Seoraksan National Park + Naksansa Temple: https://www.trazy.com/experience/detail/seoraksan-national-park-naksansa-temple-one-day-tour

    1. Hi Badz J,
      The fall foliage usually starts in the late October in Nami Island. We would recommend you to visit on Oct 20 or 21 but please do check the weather forecast close to the visit date 🙂

  27. Hi! If the first foliage for naejangsan is on 21 oct, do you think it will be worth heading there if I were to go on 25 oct, or should I just stick to seoraksan? Thank you!

    1. Hi Vanessa 🙂
      It’s a bit early according to the forecast but you can still see the foliage at Naejangsan on Oct 25th. If you would like to see the peak though, it is recommended for you to visit Seoraksan (Seoraksan: Oct 18~20 / Naejansan: Nov 6~9).

  28. Hi! You are so helpful and very patient on every question posted! Thank you! Based on the forecast, Seoraksan’s peak fall foliage will be on Oct 19. Is it still possible to catch the beautiful leaves/sight a week after, say around Oct 25? I’m not sure what to expect as I do not want to see a bald mountain 🙁 Would it be best to go to Jirisan instead? Thank you in advance!

    1. Hi Shiela,
      It highly depends on the weather but the peak is expected to last a week or two. Since the forecast can be changed, we would recommend you to check the weather again close to the tour date 😀

    1. Hi Tina R., the fall foliage is expected to be the peak in Nami Island between late Oct and early Nov this year. It depends on the weather but you will be able to see the last foliage during your visit 🙂

    1. Hi Hanna, according to the forecast, we recommend you to visit Nami Island close to November but please do a double check close to the tour date for details 🙂

  29. Hi, if I were to head to Seoraksan on the 5th of November, would there still be abundance of fall foliage? Thanks in advance!

    1. Hi Chris, the peak for the foliage is expected to be mid~late October near Seoraksan. If there’s no severe rain or unexpected strong wind, you will still be able to see the foliage at Seoraksan National Park during your visit but please do check the weather forecast close to your visit 🙂

  30. Last october 2017, me and my friend booked a tour with you guyz at songnisan park and its nice. By the way I will be in seoul again this october 28-nov 4 . Any recommendation on when and where is the peak foliage on the said dates? Thank you

    1. Hi! The autumn foliage is highly dependent on the weather condition so it is hard to predict the exact date for its peak season. According to the last year’s record, during Oct 28th to Nov 4th, Bukhansan, Juwangsan, Gayasan and Deogyusan will be at its peak for the foliage 🙂

  31. Hi Trazy Team,
    We will be in Seoul Oct 20 – 24 , 2018, Could there be abundance of fall foliage at Odaesan and Naejangsan national parks?
    Thank You

    1. Hi Jeni! Since the autumn foliage is highly dependent on the weather, it’s hard to predict this year’s peak season. According to the last year’s record, Odaesan will be at its foliage peak on Oct 17th and Naejangsan will be at its peak around Nov 9th.

  32. Hi, I will be in Korea from 7 Nov – 14 Nov. Planning to visit Nami Island on 8 Nov, would I be able to catch the fall foliage then? Thanks!

    1. Hi Jes, since the autumn foliage is highly dependent on the weather condition, it’s difficult to predict which date is available to catch the foliage. According to the last year’s record, the foliage in most part of Korea will be at its peak from mid-October till early-November.

  33. Hi,
    Thanks for this great detail of the fall foliage schedule in South Korea. Is the foliage changing very fast ? I was expecting to see full orange/red leaves by mid-October but apparently in Seoul it is just starting now. Will there be any big change of foliage if we go do Nami Island or Seoraksan NP at the at 27/29 instead of 22 of October?

    Thanks

    1. Hi Tony, the autumn foliage is highly dependent on the weather condition so it’s difficult to predict how it will change. According to the last year’s record, the most part of Korea had its foliage peak from mid-October to early November.

  34. Hi,
    If I have time for only 2 Parks in the afternoon to see Seoul autumn foliage, which 2 out of these 3 will you suggest – Olympic Park, Seoul Forest and Haneul Park? I am already visiting Secret Garden in Changdeokgung and Samcheongdong in the morning. Thanks.

  35. Hi,
    If I have time for only 2 Parks in the afternoon to see Seoul autumn foliage, which ones out of these 3 will you suggest – Olympic Park, Seoul Forest and Haneul Park? I am already visiting Secret Garden in Changdeokgung and Samcheongdong in the morning. Thanks.

  36. Hi! What will I possibly see in Nov 24-29, 2018 in South Korea? Have booked my flight on these dates. Are all leaves already fallen? =(

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