8 days in North Korea Itinerary

8 days in North Korea Itinerary

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Fly to Pyongyang, Drive to Kaesong
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Kaesong
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pyongyang
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hyangsan
— 2 nights
Fly

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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 6th (Fri): snap pictures at Sonjuk Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Koryo Museum, make a trip to Concrete Wall, contemplate the long history of Demilitarized Zone, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of King Kongmin, and finally steep yourself in history at Kaesong Namdaemun. On the next day, make a trip to Sungkyunkwan University and then make a trip to Manwoldae Palace.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Kaesong online driving holiday planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Kaesong is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Kaesong. In November, Kaesong is colder than Singapore - with highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pyongyang.

Things to do in Kaesong

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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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: don't miss a visit to Kim Il-sung Square, appreciate the history behind Tower of the Juche Idea, brush up on your military savvy at Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Workers' Party Foundation Monument.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pyongyang trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kaesong to Pyongyang takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hyangsan.

Things to do in Pyongyang

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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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 11th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Pohyonsa Temple, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Myohyang, and then examine the collection at International Friendship Exhibition.

To see photos and tourist information, use the Hyangsan holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Pyongyang to Hyangsan takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hyangsan

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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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.