TOP 30 Autumn Foliage Sites in/outside Seoul, Korea 2021

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 2021, the dates for first autumn leaves and autumn foliage reaching its peak will be closely similar to last 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.

2021 Korea Autumn Foliage Forecast & Map | KoreaToDo

Seoraksan Mountain (altitude 1,708m)

First Foliage: Sep 28 / Peak: Oct 17

 

Odaesan Mountain (1,565m)

First Foliage: Oct 1 / Peak: Oct 16

 

Bukhansan Mountain (835m)

First Foliage: Oct 15 / Peak: Oct 28

 

Woraksan Mountain (1,095m)

First Foliage: Oct 12 / Peak: Oct 24

 

Songnisan Mountain (1,058m)

First Foliage: Oct 15 / Peak: Oct 30

 

Gyeryongsan Mountain (846m)

First Foliage: Oct 16 / Peak: Oct 28

 

Gayasan Mountain (1,432m)

First Foliage: Oct 15 / Peak: Oct 27

 

Naejangsan Mountain (763m)

First Foliage: Oct 18 / Peak: Nov 7

 

Jirisan Mountain (1,915m)

First Foliage: Oct 13 / Peak: Oct 21

 

Mudeungsan Mountain (1,186m)

First Foliage: Oct 20 / Peak: Nov 4

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.

Shades of Maple Leaves
Shades of Maple Leaves
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Ginkgo Trees
Ginkgo Trees
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Pampas Grass
Pampas Grass
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Roses
Roses
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Cosmos
Cosmos
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Kochia Scoparia
Kochia Scoparia
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Pink Muhly Grass
Pink Muhly Grass
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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

 
 
 

Seoul & around

 

❀❀ AUTUMN SPECIALS ❀❀ Handpicked Experiences from Seoul

Edelweiss Swiss Theme Park, Gapyeong Rail Bike & Jade Garden Day Tour

Edelweiss Swiss Theme Park, Gapyeong Rail Bike & Jade Garden Day Tour

₩102,000

lunch, hotel pick up & drop off

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

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

₩70,000

Lighting Festival (till 14 Mar 2022)

Nami Island (Admission, Activities, Restaurant & Cafe)

Nami Island (Admission, Activities, Restaurant & Cafe)

₩5,000

bicycle, story bus, charity train...

Nami Island, Rail Bike & Garden of Morning Calm Private Tour

Nami Island, Rail Bike & Garden of Morning Calm Private Tour

₩108,000

Hotel Pickup / ENG or CH speaking driver

Nami Island, Petite France & The Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

Nami Island, Petite France & The Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

₩71,900

Lighting Festival (till 14 Mar 2022)

Seoul & Gangwon-do Private Car Charter with Tour Guide

Seoul & Gangwon-do Private Car Charter with Tour Guide

₩160,200

incl. recommended itineraries

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