11 days in North Korea Itinerary

11 days in North Korea Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Pyongyang
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kaesong
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hyangsan
— 1 night
Drive to Pyongyang Sunan International Airport, Fly to Dublin Airport

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Pyongyang

— 5 nights

Capital of Willows

Built from the ground up after the Korean War, Pyongyang impresses with its Soviet-era buildings and monuments to modern leadership.
You've now added Mansudae Art Studio Gallery to your itinerary. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Tower of the Juche Idea, make a trip to Mansudae Grand Monument, learn about all things military at Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Workers' Party Foundation Monument.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Pyongyang trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Pyongyang is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pyongyang Time (KST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kaesong.

Things to do in Pyongyang

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Kaesong

— 2 nights

City of Pines

Relatively relaxed and atmosphertic, the centuries-old city of Kaesong lies near the Demilitarized Zone and the border with South Korea, and has served as an industrial center since being traded to the North in the Korean War.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Tomb of King Kongmin, then don't miss a visit to Concrete Wall, then make a trip to Demilitarized Zone, and finally take in the views from Sonjuk Bridge. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Koryo Museum, make a trip to Manwoldae Palace, and then don't miss a visit to Sungkyunkwan University.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Kaesong itinerary planner.

Getting from Pyongyang to Kaesong by car takes about 2 hours. In June in Kaesong, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Hyangsan.

Things to do in Kaesong

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Hyangsan

— 1 night
A mountainous county, Hyangsan has long been a popular tourist destination with North Koreans, and the refurbishment of its striking, pyramid-shaped hotel in 2010 also gave a boost to international tourism.
On the 2nd (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Myohyang, then examine the collection at International Friendship Exhibition, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pohyonsa Temple.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Hyangsan itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Kaesong to Hyangsan in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hyangsan

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

North Korea travel guide

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Monuments · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Probably the world's most reclusive country, North Korea remains off the radar for most tourists. The few travelers who realize it's actually possible to take a trip to North Korea end up exploring only a small part of the country, accompanied at all times by official government guides. Isolated from the rest of the world, this communist state exists outside the realm of the 21st century, playing by its own rules and living in the shadow of its hereditary rulers' powerful personalities. If you do choose to spend your vacation in North Korea, prepare to discover a place quite unlike any other in the world--where the surprises may in turn delight and unsettle.