28 days in North Korea Itinerary

28 days in North Korea Itinerary

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Fly to Pyongyang Sunan International Airport, Drive to Hyangsan
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Hyangsan
— 5 nights
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Samjiyon
— 5 nights
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Wonsan
— 5 nights
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Kaesong
— 5 nights
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Pyongyang
— 6 nights
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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: examine the collection at International Friendship Exhibition, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Myohyang, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pohyonsa Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hyangsan road trip app.

Houston, USA to Hyangsan is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Houston to Hyangsan due to the time zone difference. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Samjiyon.

Things to do in Hyangsan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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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.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Samjiyon road trip planning app.

Drive from Hyangsan to Samjiyon in 7 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sun) before leaving for Wonsan.

Things to do in Samjiyon

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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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.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Wonsan travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Samjiyon to Wonsan takes 6.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Fri) before leaving for Kaesong.

Things to do in Wonsan

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Kaesong

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

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kaesong trip planner.

You can drive from Wonsan to Kaesong in 3.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 35°F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Pyongyang.

Things to do in Kaesong

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Pyongyang

Capital of Willows

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, appreciate the history behind Arch of Reunification, admire the landmark architecture of Workers' Party Foundation Monument, and contemplate the waterfront views at Daedong River (Taedong River).

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Pyongyang route planning app.

Traveling by car from Kaesong to Pyongyang takes 2 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Pyongyang

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

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.