28 days in North Korea Itinerary

28 days in North Korea Itinerary

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Pyongyang
— 7 nights
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Kaesong
— 5 nights
Drive
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Wonsan
— 5 nights
Drive
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Samjiyon
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hyangsan
— 5 nights
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Pyongyang

— 7 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Kim Il-sung Square, appreciate the history behind Triumphal Arch, admire the striking features of Workers' Party Foundation Monument, and brush up on your military savvy at Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Pyongyang route tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Pyongyang is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Pyongyang is 1 hour. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kaesong.

Things to do in Pyongyang

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 24:

Kaesong

— 5 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Demilitarized Zone, make a trip to Kaesong Namdaemun, get engrossed in the history at Koryo Museum, and take in the views from Sonjuk Bridge.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kaesong tour itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Pyongyang to Kaesong in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You'll set off for Wonsan on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in Kaesong

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 29:

Wonsan

— 5 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 parks and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Masikryong Ski Resort and steep yourself in history at Old Wonsan Station.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Wonsan itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kaesong to Wonsan takes 3.5 hours. You'll set off for Samjiyon on the 3rd (Wed).

Things to do in Wonsan

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 3:
Highlights from your trip

Samjiyon

— 5 nights
Samjiyŏn County is a kun, or county, in Ryanggang Province, North Korea. Samjiyon is known for parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paektusan.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Samjiyon trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Wonsan to Samjiyon in 6.5 hours. On the 8th (Mon), you're off to Hyangsan.

Things to do in Samjiyon

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 8:
Highlights from your trip

Hyangsan

— 5 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 trip 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 find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hyangsan road trip planning site.

Getting from Samjiyon to Hyangsan by car takes about 7 hours. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Hyangsan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 13:

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.