22 days in North Korea Itinerary

22 days in North Korea Itinerary

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22 days in North Korea Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  29​h
1
Pyongyang
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Kaesong
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Wonsan
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Samjiyon
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Hyangsan
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Charlotte

5
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, outdoors, nightlife, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Kim Il-sung Square, pause for some photo ops at Arch of Reunification, learn about all things military at Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum, and get outside with Koryo Tours.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Pyongyang trip planning app .

Charlotte, USA to Pyongyang is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Charlotte to Pyongyang due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kaesong.

Things to do in Pyongyang

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Tower of the Juche Idea ©
Tower of the Juche Idea
Kim Il-sung Square ©
Kim Il-sung Square
Triumphal Arch ©
Triumphal Arch

4
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, don't miss a visit to Ryongtongsa Temple, take an in-depth tour of Koryo Museum, and snap pictures at Sonjuk Bridge.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kaesong sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Pyongyang to Kaesong takes 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Kaesong can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. You'll set off for Wonsan on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Kaesong

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Demilitarized Zone
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Demilitarized Zone ©
Demilitarized Zone
Concrete Wall ©
Concrete Wall
Tomb of King Kongmin ©
Tomb of King Kongmin

4
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: fly down the slopes at Masik Pass Ski Resort and contemplate the long history of Old Wonsan Station.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Wonsan trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Kaesong to Wonsan in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Kaesong in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Wonsan, with lows of 31°F. On the 5th (Thu), you'll travel to Samjiyon.

Things to do in Wonsan

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Masik Pass Ski Resort ©
Masik Pass Ski Resort

3
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: contemplate the geological forces at Paektusan.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Samjiyon trip planning app .

Getting from Wonsan to Samjiyon by car takes about 6.5 hours. You will leave for Hyangsan on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Samjiyon

Nature Parks
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Paektusan ©
Paektusan

3
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.
On the 9th (Mon), stroll through Mount Myohyang and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pohyonsa Temple. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at International Friendship Exhibition.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Hyangsan online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Samjiyon to Hyangsan in 7 hours. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hyangsan

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Mount Myohyang ©
Mount Myohyang
International Friendship Exhibition ©
Pohyonsa Temple ©
Pohyonsa Temple

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