8 days in North Korea Itinerary

8 days in North Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Pyongyang
— 3 nights
2
Hyangsan
— 2 nights

3
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: make a trip to Kim Il-sung Square, pause for some photo ops at Mansudae Grand Monument, learn about all things military at Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum, and contemplate the long history of Former Residence of Mangyongdae.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pyongyang trip planner.

Boston, USA to Pyongyang is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Pyongyang is 14 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hyangsan.

Things to do in Pyongyang

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at International Friendship Exhibition, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Myohyang, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pohyonsa Temple.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Hyangsan trip planning app.

Getting from Pyongyang to Hyangsan by car takes about 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hyangsan

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

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