8 days in North Korea Itinerary

8 days in North Korea Itinerary

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Fly
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Pyongyang
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kaesong
— 1 night
Drive
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Hyangsan
— 2 nights
Drive to Pyongyang Sunan International Airport, Fly to San Francisco International Airport

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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: learn about all things military at Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum, make a trip to Kim Il-sung Square, appreciate the history behind Tower of the Juche Idea, and try out the rides at Munsu Water Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pyongyang trip itinerary maker website.

San Francisco, USA to Pyongyang is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Pyongyang, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Kaesong.

Things to do in Pyongyang

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): make a trip to Kaesong Namdaemun, steep yourself in history at Tomb of King Kongmin, then make a trip to Concrete Wall, then steep yourself in history at Demilitarized Zone, and finally take an in-depth tour of Koryo Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kaesong vacation planning website.

You can drive from Pyongyang to Kaesong in 2 hours. In January in Kaesong, expect temperatures between 34°F during the day and 18°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Hyangsan.

Things to do in Kaesong

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Pohyonsa Temple and then examine the collection at International Friendship Exhibition. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Myohyang.

To plan Hyangsan vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Kaesong to Hyangsan takes 3.5 hours. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hyangsan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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.