27 days in North Korea Itinerary

27 days in North Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

5
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.
Hyangsan is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at International Friendship Exhibition, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pohyonsa Temple, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Myohyang.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Hyangsan route planning site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Hyangsan is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Pyongyang Time (KST) is 5 hours. You will leave for Samjiyon on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Hyangsan

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

4
nights
Samjiyon

Samjiyon ©
Samjiyŏn County is a kun, or county, in Ryanggang Province, North Korea. Samjiyon is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get impressive views of Paektusan.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Samjiyon planning tool.

Getting from Hyangsan to Samjiyon by car takes about 7 hours. You will leave for Wonsan on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Samjiyon

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Paektusan ©
Paektusan

5
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 contemplate the long history of Old Wonsan Station.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Wonsan trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Samjiyon to Wonsan in 6.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Wonsan can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You'll set off for Kaesong on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Wonsan

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

5
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.
Kaesong is known for museums and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Demilitarized Zone, take in the views from Sonjuk Bridge, don't miss a visit to Ryongtongsa Temple, and take an in-depth tour of Koryo Museum.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kaesong trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Wonsan to Kaesong by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July in Kaesong, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 17th (Fri), you're off to Pyongyang.

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

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.
Explore Pyongyang's surroundings by going to Nampo (Nampo Dam & Chongsan-ri Cooperative Farm). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Tower of the Juche Idea, learn about all things military at Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum, don't miss a visit to Mansudae Grand Monument, and contemplate the waterfront views at Daedong River (Taedong River).

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Pyongyang attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Kaesong to Pyongyang takes 2 hours. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pyongyang

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nampo
Highlights from your plan
Tower of the Juche Idea ©
Tower of the Juche Idea
Kim Il-sung Square ©
Kim Il-sung Square
Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum ©

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