18 days in North Korea Itinerary

18 days in North Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Pyongyang
— 6 nights
2
Kaesong
— 2 nights
3
Wonsan
— 3 nights
4
Samjiyon
— 2 nights
5
Hyangsan
— 2 nights

6
nights
Pyongyang

Pyongyang ©
Built from the ground up after the Korean War, Pyongyang impresses with its Soviet-era buildings and monuments to modern leadership.
Pyongyang is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Kim Il-sung Square, pause for some photo ops at Tower of the Juche Idea, explore the activities along Daedong River (Taedong River), and learn about all things military at Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pyongyang planning website.

Manchester, UK to Pyongyang is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Pyongyang is 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kaesong.

Things to do in Pyongyang

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tower of the Juche Idea ©
Tower of the Juche Idea
Kim Il-sung Square ©
Kim Il-sung Square
Triumphal Arch ©
Triumphal Arch

2
nights
Kaesong

Kaesong ©
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 26th (Thu): snap pictures at Sonjuk Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Koryo Museum, don't miss a visit to Concrete Wall, then contemplate the long history of Demilitarized Zone, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of King Kongmin, and finally contemplate the long history of Kaesong Namdaemun. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): make a trip to Sungkyunkwan University and then don't miss a visit to Manwoldae Palace.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kaesong online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pyongyang to Kaesong in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Kaesong can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Wonsan.

Things to do in Kaesong

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Demilitarized Zone
Highlights from your plan
Demilitarized Zone ©
Demilitarized Zone
Concrete Wall ©
Concrete Wall
Tomb of King Kongmin ©
Tomb of King Kongmin

3
nights
Wonsan

Wonsan ©
Wŏnsan is a port city and naval base located in Kangwŏn Province, North Korea, along the eastern side of the Korean Peninsula, on the Sea of Japan (East Sea) and the provincial capital. Wonsan is known for winter sports and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Masik Pass Ski Resort and don't miss a visit to Old Wonsan Station.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Wonsan holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Kaesong to Wonsan in 3.5 hours. On the 30th (Mon), you'll travel to Samjiyon.

Things to do in Wonsan

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Masik Pass Ski Resort ©
Masik Pass Ski Resort

2
nights
Samjiyon

Samjiyon ©
Samjiyŏn County is a kun, or county, in Ryanggang Province, North Korea. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): contemplate the geological forces at Paektusan.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Samjiyon day trip planning site.

You can drive from Wonsan to Samjiyon in 6.5 hours. You'll set off for Hyangsan on the 2nd (Wed).

Things to do in Samjiyon

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Paektusan ©
Paektusan

2
nights
Hyangsan

Hyangsan ©
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 3rd (Thu), see the interesting displays at International Friendship Exhibition. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pohyonsa Temple and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Myohyang.

Start your trip to Hyangsan by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Samjiyon to Hyangsan by car takes about 7 hours. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hyangsan

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mount Myohyang ©
Mount Myohyang
International Friendship Exhibition ©
International Friendship Exhibition
Pohyonsa Temple ©
Pohyonsa Temple

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