22 days in North Korea Itinerary

22 days in North Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Pyongyang
— 5 nights
2
Kaesong
— 4 nights
3
Wonsan
— 4 nights
4
Samjiyon
— 3 nights
5
Hyangsan
— 3 nights

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, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Kim Il-sung Square, brush up on your military savvy at Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Daedong River (Taedong River), and appreciate the history behind Arch of Reunification.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Pyongyang trip itinerary builder.

Charlotte, USA to Pyongyang is an approximately 29-hour flight. Traveling from Charlotte to Pyongyang, you'll lose 14 hours 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: don't miss a visit to Demilitarized Zone, steep yourself in history at Tomb of King Kongmin, take an in-depth tour of Koryo Museum, and snap pictures at Sonjuk Bridge.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kaesong trip planning website.

Drive from Pyongyang to Kaesong in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Kaesong can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 1st (Sun), you're off to Wonsan.

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: get outside with Masik Pass Ski Resort and contemplate the long history of Old Wonsan Station.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Wonsan holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kaesong to Wonsan takes 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kaesong in December since evenings lows in Wonsan dip to °F. You'll set off for Samjiyon on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Wonsan

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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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: get impressive views of Paektusan.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Samjiyon route maker app.

Getting from Wonsan to Samjiyon by car takes about 6.5 hours. You'll set off for Hyangsan on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Samjiyon

Parks Nature
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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), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Myohyang and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pohyonsa Temple. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at International Friendship Exhibition.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hyangsan trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Samjiyon to Hyangsan takes 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hyangsan

Parks Nature Museums
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Mount Myohyang ©
Mount Myohyang
International Friendship Exhibition ©
International Friendship Exhibition
Pohyonsa Temple ©
Pohyonsa Temple

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