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TOP 32 Autumn Foliage Sites in/outside Seoul, Korea 2023

Autumn foliage season usually starts from October to November in Korea, a must-see for your holiday!

 

During autumn, many parts of Korea offer beautiful displays of fall foliage in brilliant palette of red, orange and yellow across its national parks, mountains, universities, palaces, parks and roads.

According to the official Korea autumn foliage forecast for 2023, the dates for first autumn leaves and autumn foliage reaching its peak will be later than previous years. This is due to higher daily average temperature in September; and normal to higher daily average temperature in October this year.

💡First Autumn Foliage - 20% of the autumn foliage appears at the mountain.

💡Peak Foliage - 80% of the autumn foliage appears at the the mountain, normally about 2 weeks after the first autumn foliage.

2023 Korea Autumn Foliage Forecast & Map | KoreaToDo

Seoraksan Mountain (altitude 1,708m)

First Foliage: Oct 1 / Peak: Oct 23 

Odaesan Mountain (1,565m)

First Foliage: Oct 6 / Peak: Oct 20

 

Bukhansan Mountain (835m)

First Foliage: Oct 19 / Peak: Oct 30

 

Woraksan Mountain (1,095m)

First Foliage: Oct 14 / Peak: Oct 27

 

Songnisan Mountain (1,058m)

First Foliage: Oct 19 / Peak: Oct 30

 

Gyeryongsan Mountain (846m)

First Foliage: Oct 20 / Peak: Oct 31

 

Gayasan Mountain (1,432m)

First Foliage: Oct 19 / Peak: Oct 31

 

Naejangsan Mountain (763m)

First Foliage: Oct 26 / Peak: Nov 6

 

Jirisan Mountain (1,915m)

First Foliage: Oct 20 / Peak: Oct 27

 

Mudeungsan Mountain (1,186m)

First Foliage: Oct 25 / Peak: Nov 5

What to See in Korea's Autumn

Besides the red Maple Trees and the golden Ginkgo Trees, there are tall silver Pampas Grass field at attraction like Haneul Park, wild yellow Cosmos flower field and Roses at Olympic Park, all equally mesmerising in autumn.

 

Hot new additions that have gained great popularity in recent years include the Pink Muhly Grass and Kochia Scoparia.

Best Places to Visit in Korea's Autumn 

Here are KoreaToDo's compilation of best places to visit and things to do in Seoul or day trips from Seoul in Autumn. Our comprehensive guide includes how to get there, what to see and map of the autumn foliage walking paths.

KoreaToDo Collection of TOP AUTUMN Picks

Day Trips from Seoul

Day Trips from Seoul
TOP Autumn Foliage Places in/outside Seoul - Sky Lift rides @Seoul Grand Park | KoreaToDo

Take the Sky Lift ride across Gwacheon Lake for a breathtaking autumn scenery at Seoul Grand Park, located within 30 mins subway ride (line 4) from Seoul Station.

TOP Autumn Foliage Places in/outside Seoul - Walking Trails @Seoul Grand Park | KoreaToDo

Take your pick on the various walk trails (Scenic Lake View, Zoo Trail or Forest Trail) based on your comfort/fitness level to enjoy the colourful autumn foliage around Seoul Grand Park.

Autumn - Limited Time Experiences

🍁ALL AUTUMN HOT PICKS🍁 Handpicked Experiences from Seoul

Seoul Zoo Ticket & Scenic Sky Lift Rides (across Lake / top of Zoo)

Seoul Zoo Ticket & Scenic Sky Lift Rides (across Lake / top of Zoo)

₩9,000

Korea's largest zoo

Korean Folk Village & Suwon Hwaseong Day Tour

Korean Folk Village & Suwon Hwaseong Day Tour

₩74,300

Authentic cultural experience

Cheongpung Lakeside Cable Car, Lake Cruise & Uirimji Reservoir Day Tour

Cheongpung Lakeside Cable Car, Lake Cruise & Uirimji Reservoir Day Tour

₩118,800

2.3km cable car ride. Top 100!

Hwadam Forest, Ludencia Theme Park & Dumulmeori Day Tour

Hwadam Forest, Ludencia Theme Park & Dumulmeori Day Tour

₩103,800

Everland Day Tour (Admission, Tour Guide & Round Trip Transfer)

Everland Day Tour (Admission, Tour Guide & Round Trip Transfer)

₩54,000

Eng./Mandarin speaking guide

Nami Island, Petite France & Italian Village Day Tour

Nami Island, Petite France & Italian Village Day Tour

₩57,500

Alpaca World, Nami Island & The Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

Alpaca World, Nami Island & The Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

₩81,700

walk with adorable alpacas

Alpaca World, Nami Island & Gangchon Rail Bike Day Tour

Alpaca World, Nami Island & Gangchon Rail Bike Day Tour

₩88,500

enjoy the best of Gangwon!

Legoland Korea & Nami Island Day Tour

Legoland Korea & Nami Island Day Tour

₩122,500

World's 2nd largest Legoland!

PRIVATE DAY TOUR: Nami Island & Rail Bike (& more)

PRIVATE DAY TOUR: Nami Island & Rail Bike (& more)

₩157,700

hotel pickup & admissions

Naejangsan National Park Autumn Foliage Day Trip

Naejangsan National Park Autumn Foliage Day Trip

25 Oct - 5 Nov 2023

₩64,700

pass through the red leaves tunnel

Mt. Seorak & The Tallest Ginko Tree at Yongmunsa Day Tour

Mt. Seorak & The Tallest Ginko Tree at Yongmunsa Day Tour

23 Oct - 10 Nov 2023

₩72,000

enjoy the magnificent natural scenery

Seoraksan National Park Autumn Foliage Day Tour

Seoraksan National Park Autumn Foliage Day Tour

2-20 Oct 2023

₩62,400

optional cable car rides

Gamaksan Valley, Eunpyeong Hanok Village & Haneul Park Autumn Day Tour

Gamaksan Valley, Eunpyeong Hanok Village & Haneul Park Autumn Day Tour

16 Oct - 24 Nov 2023

₩66,600

magnificent view from Gamaksan Bridge

Jeonju Hanok Village & Jangtaesan Serenity Nature Day Tour

Jeonju Hanok Village & Jangtaesan Serenity Nature Day Tour

25 Sep - 25 Nov 2023

₩105,000

Jangtaesan, a hidden gem

Autumn Instagrammable Tour from Seoul

Autumn Instagrammable Tour from Seoul

21-31 Oct 2023

₩68,800

discover the beauty of autumn near Seoul

Pocheon Art Valley, Apple Picking Experience & Herb Island Day Tour

Pocheon Art Valley, Apple Picking Experience & Herb Island Day Tour

1 Sep - 10 Dec 2023

₩95,200

incl. monorail round way ticket

Mt. Seorak & Naksansa Temple Tour

Mt. Seorak & Naksansa Temple Tour

₩83,000

explore Korea’s natural beauty

Yongin Korea Folk Village Half Day Tour

Yongin Korea Folk Village Half Day Tour

₩62,000

popular K-drama location

Hwadam Botanic Garden & Gwangmyeong Cave Tour

Hwadam Botanic Garden & Gwangmyeong Cave Tour

₩88,000

Top 100 Must-Visit Spots

Hwadam Forest, Ludencia Theme Park & Yeoju Outlet Day Tour

Hwadam Forest, Ludencia Theme Park & Yeoju Outlet Day Tour

₩116,900

Everland & Korea Folk Village Day Tour

Everland & Korea Folk Village Day Tour

₩70,000

Nami Island & Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

Nami Island & Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

₩52,900

Nami Island, Petite France, Italian Village & Gangchon Rail Bike Day Tour

Nami Island, Petite France, Italian Village & Gangchon Rail Bike Day Tour

₩85,100

Nami, Petite France, Italian V., Morning Calm & Gangchon Rail Bike Tour

Nami, Petite France, Italian V., Morning Calm & Gangchon Rail Bike Tour

₩125,300

visit them all!

Legoland Korea & Gangchon Rail Bike Day Tour

Legoland Korea & Gangchon Rail Bike Day Tour

₩113,000

largest Legoland in Asia!

Classic Naejangsan National Park Day Tour

Classic Naejangsan National Park Day Tour

25 Oct - 15 Nov 2023

₩65,700

only for this autumn season

Naejangsan National Park Autumn Maple Day Tour

Naejangsan National Park Autumn Maple Day Tour

25 Oct - 10 Nov 2023

₩75,000

one of Korea's most beautiful parks in autumn

Seoraksan National Park with Cable Car Day Tour

Seoraksan National Park with Cable Car Day Tour

16 Oct - 3 Nov 2023

₩85,800

incl. scenic cable car rides!

Seoraksan (Osaek District), Nami Island & Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

Seoraksan (Osaek District), Nami Island & Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

16 Oct - 3 Nov 2023

₩102,500

Jujeongol Valley Course @Seoraksan

Odaesan National Park Autumn Maple Day Tour

Odaesan National Park Autumn Maple Day Tour

10-19 Oct 2023

₩75,000

Woljeongsa Temple, K-drama 'Goblin' film site

Nari Park, Pink Muhly Grass & Dumulmeori Day Tour

Nari Park, Pink Muhly Grass & Dumulmeori Day Tour

25 Sep - 13 Oct 2023

₩67,000

incl. Dumulmeori special lotus hotdog

Alpaca World & Hongcheon Gingko Forest Golden Trails Day Tour

Alpaca World & Hongcheon Gingko Forest Golden Trails Day Tour

10-24 Oct 2023

₩86,100

fun autumn adventure!

Bongpyeong Buckwheat Flower Festival + Pyeongchang Zinnia Festival

Bongpyeong Buckwheat Flower Festival + Pyeongchang Zinnia Festival

4-15 Sep 2023

₩86,300

start of autumn!

Seoraksan National Park,  Nami Island & Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

Seoraksan National Park, Nami Island & Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

₩102,500

spectacular landscapes of Korea

Jeonju Hanok Village

Jeonju Hanok Village

₩86,000

over 800 traditional houses

Hwadam Botanic Garden & Korean Folk Village Day Tour

Hwadam Botanic Garden & Korean Folk Village Day Tour

₩88,000

garden with 17 themes

Hwadam Forest, Ludencia Theme Park & Gwangmyeong Cave Day Tour

Hwadam Forest, Ludencia Theme Park & Gwangmyeong Cave Day Tour

₩117,500

Gangchon Rail Bike

Gangchon Rail Bike

₩40,800

2/4-seater, pick your timing

Nami Island, Garden of Morning Calm & Gangchon Rail Bike Day Tour

Nami Island, Garden of Morning Calm & Gangchon Rail Bike Day Tour

₩70,300

best of Gangwon province!

Nami Island, Petite France, Italian Village & The Morning Calm Day Tour

Nami Island, Petite France, Italian Village & The Morning Calm Day Tour

₩84,400

Nami Island, Alpaca World & Samaksan Mountain Lake Cable Car Day Tour

Nami Island, Alpaca World & Samaksan Mountain Lake Cable Car Day Tour

₩95,000

longest cable car in Korea!

Legoland Korea & Samaksan Mountain Lake Cable Car Day Tour

Legoland Korea & Samaksan Mountain Lake Cable Car Day Tour

₩118,800

longest 3.61km cable car ride!

Mt. Naejang Trip from Seoul

Mt. Naejang Trip from Seoul

25 Oct - 10 Nov 2023

₩65,000

optional drop off in Busan

Seoraksan National Park Autumn Maple Day Tour

Seoraksan National Park Autumn Maple Day Tour

16-26 Oct 2023

₩75,000

popular autumn viewing destination

Mt. Seorak Autumn Foliage Day Tour

Mt. Seorak Autumn Foliage Day Tour

16-26 Oct 2023

₩75,000

highest mountain in Taebaek

Seoraksan (Osaek District), Alpaca World & Nami Island Day Tour

Seoraksan (Osaek District), Alpaca World & Nami Island Day Tour

16 Oct - 3 Nov 2023

₩105,000

Jujeongol Valley Course @Seoraksan

Daedunsan Autumn Maple Day Tour

Daedunsan Autumn Maple Day Tour

25 Oct - 10 Nov 2023

₩92,500

Geumgang Suspension Bridge (81m)

Memorable Autumn Foliage Day Tour

Memorable Autumn Foliage Day Tour

21-31 Oct 2023

₩68,800

travel to 3 maple destinations

Alpaca World, Luge Ride & Museum SAN Day Tour

Alpaca World, Luge Ride & Museum SAN Day Tour

13 Aug - 29 Nov

₩125,000

Top 100 Must-Visit Spots

Goseokjeong Flower Field & Cheorwon Historical Day tour

Goseokjeong Flower Field & Cheorwon Historical Day tour

18 Sep - 31 Oct 2023

₩88,000

flower viewing tour

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