39 days in North Korea Itinerary

39 days in North Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Korea trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Pyongyang Sunan International Airport, Drive to Hyangsan
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Hyangsan
— 7 nights
Drive
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Samjiyon
— 7 nights
Drive
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Wonsan
— 8 nights
Drive
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Kaesong
— 7 nights
Drive
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Pyongyang
— 8 nights
Fly

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Hyangsan

— 7 nights
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 spiritual surroundings of Pohyonsa Temple, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Myohyang.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hyangsan sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Hyangsan is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Hyangsan is 9 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Wed) before leaving for Samjiyon.

Things to do in Hyangsan

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Samjiyon

— 7 nights
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: contemplate the geological forces at Paektusan.

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

You can drive from Hyangsan to Samjiyon in 7 hours. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Wonsan.

Things to do in Samjiyon

Parks · Nature
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Wonsan

— 8 nights
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 Masikryong Ski Resort and steep yourself in history at Old Wonsan Station.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Wonsan trip builder.

Traveling by car from Samjiyon to Wonsan takes 6.5 hours. In April in Wonsan, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Kaesong.

Things to do in Wonsan

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Historic Sites
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Kaesong

— 7 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.
Kaesong is known for museums and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Concrete Wall, contemplate the long history of Kaesong Namdaemun, take an in-depth tour of Koryo Museum, and snap pictures at Sonjuk Bridge.

Make your Kaesong itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Wonsan to Kaesong in 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Kaesong can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Thu) before leaving for Pyongyang.

Things to do in Kaesong

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Pyongyang

— 8 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.
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, laugh and play at Munsu Water Park, pause for some photo ops at Mansudae Grand Monument, and explore the activities along Daedong River (Taedong River).

Before you visit Pyongyang, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Kaesong to Pyongyang takes 2 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Pyongyang

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

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.