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25 Magical Places to See Cherry Blossoms in Korea 2023 | Forecast and Best Festivals
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Spring in South Korea
The months of March, April, and May bring warmer temperatures, spring flowers, cherry blossoms, and some of the best festivals of the year in Korea. This is one of the best times to visit Korea, explore the streets of Seoul, and get off the beaten path in Jeollanam-do.
What to do in Korea in Spring
If you’ve always dreamt of seeing cherry blossoms, head to Korea in late March and early April. The entire country turns into a pink paradise for a brief 2 week window, so your timing will have to be perfect. Don’t worry if you miss them though – May is one of the absolute best months of the year, with excellent events like the epic Lotus Lantern Parade, and more spring flowers than you can imagine.
Best Limited Edition Spring Tours in Korea 2023
Plum blossoms bursting into bloom at the end of March in Gwangyang Maehwa Village are usually the first sign of spring in Korea. Cornelius flowers, cherry blossoms, and a symphony of other flowers are not far behind. Like cherry blossom season in Korea, the dates for most spring tours in Korea is incredibly limited. Most run for just a few short weeks!
- Gwangyang Maehwa & Jeonju Hanok Village Tour | March 13th – 24th, 2023
- Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival Tour from Busan | March 24th – April 9th, 2023
- Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival Tour from Seoul or Busan | March 27th – April 6th, 2023
- Exclusive VIP Tour Jinhae Gunhangje Cherry Blossom Festival | March 27th – April 7th, 2023
- Chasing Cherry Blossoms in Busan | March 27th – April 12th, 2023
- Daegu E-WORLD Land & Spring Cherry Blossom Day Tour | March 28th – April 7th, 2023
- Chasing Cherry Blossoms in Seoul and Gyeonggi-do | April 5th – 16th, 2023
- Ganghwa Island Cherry Blossom & Luge Ride Experience | April 9th – 17th, 2023
- Eden Cherry Blossom Festival + Alpaca World + Nami Island | April 11th – 18th, 2023
- Pink King Cherry Blossom Tour from Seoul | April 15th – April 30th, 2023