South Korea weather & when to go: March

March overview

The long, cold South Korean winter is finally beginning to thaw, and days are typically cold and dry with very little rain expected in March.

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March's weather in detail

Whilst winter is coming to an end by March, it is still going to be cold throughout much of the country and those crisp, white snow-covered landscapes are still there for the taking, especially in the northern ski resorts of Pyeongchang.

Hills and mountains, such as those found at Songnisan National Park, continue to record temperatures that plummet below freezing, and the mercury in Seoul is unlikely to rise much above 3°C at best.

However, further south it is beginning to feel a little milder, with the seaside city of Busan and Jeju Island typically experiencing minimum daily temperatures of 4°C and a maximum of 9°C.

Our recommended journeys

Besides close geographical proximity South Korea and Japan share many similarities and make natural holiday partners. Both are countries rich in ancient history, where deep-rooted traditions are balanced by contemporary culture and technological sophistication. Natural wonders and scenic beauty can be found throughout the two, as can a distinctive cuisine and friendly people. This ten day itinerary offers a teasing taster of both destinations.

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Key Festivals & Religious Ceremonies

 Jeju Fire Festival

A three day festival to bring about a good harvest. Originated from the farming custom of burning rice fields to exterminate pests. 

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