Entering South Korea

Korea Packing List: For Tourists and Long Term

Whether you are traveling to South Korea as a tourist or planning to move there, here are some of the few essentials I think you will need for your Korea packing list.

Korea Packing List Essentials

Important Apps.

Naver Map

The Google Map does not work in Korea, so it’s important that you download this app. It tells which public transportation to take to get to your destination as well as the duration of the journey.



If you just want to know which subway to take, this will be your best shot. It’s the easiest one to navigate and there is an English option as well.

Subway Korea

Papago Translator

You can use google translate if you would like, however, most people find it to be more accurate than google translate.


Weather in Korea


Spring is one of my favorite times of the year in Korea. There are so many beautiful cherry blossoms, the weather is not too hot neither is it too cold which makes it perfect season to move around. These are some of the most important things for your Korea packing list for spring.

  • T-shirts, Light jacket or sweater, Dresses or Skirts, Pants or Jeans, Leggings, Shorts, Sneakers or closed shoes
  • Face mask (you can purchase one in Korea) – There is yellow dust usually during the spring months.

Weather in Korea in Summer

Summer in Korea can be brutal from very hot and humid temperatures. For me, it is not a season to travel or visit. During the Summer, almost everyone moves about with a portable hand fan.

These are some of the most important things for your Korea packing list for Summer.

  • Waterproof shoes or sandals in case it rains.
  • Compact Umbrella – Just in case it suddenly pours or to protect your head from the scorching sun.
  • Dresses or Skirts, Shirts, Shorts, Electric Fan and Hat against the sun.

Weather in Korea in Autumn

Fall is my favorite season in Korea. The weather is perfect, it’s not as crowded or crazy, the weather is just starting to cool down from the hot summer months. Depending on when you are traveling there are a few of the essentials. These are some of the most important things for your Korea packing list for Fall.

Light cardigans and light socks and Sweater.

Weather in Korea in Winter

Winter is not my favorite season, I dread it. It can be brutal for people coming in from the tropics. Here some important things to pack for winter.

Winter Jacket, Sweaters, Long sleeves, Body Heat wears Fleece-lined pants or jeans. Thick socks, Warm gloves, mufflers, scarves and winter boots.

Voila, you are in Korea.

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