9 days in North Korea Itinerary

9 days in North Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Korea holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Drive to London Heathrow Airport, Fly to Pyongyang
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Pyongyang
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kaesong
— 1 night
Drive
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Hyangsan
— 1 night
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Drive to Pyongyang Sunan International Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport, Drive to London

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Pyongyang

— 4 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: pause for some photo ops at Triumphal Arch, make a trip to Kim Il-sung Square, steep yourself in history at Former Residence of Mangyongdae, and learn about all things military at Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Pyongyang travel itinerary planner.

London, UK to Pyongyang is an approximately 24-hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Pyongyang. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kaesong.

Things to do in Pyongyang

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks
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Kaesong

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Tomb of King Kongmin, make a trip to Concrete Wall, then contemplate the long history of Demilitarized Zone, and finally get engrossed in the history at Koryo Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kaesong tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Pyongyang to Kaesong takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kaesong are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hyangsan.

Things to do in Kaesong

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Hyangsan

— 1 night
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 your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Myohyang, then examine the collection at International Friendship Exhibition, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pohyonsa Temple.

Plan my trip to Hyangsan with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Kaesong to Hyangsan in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hyangsan

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
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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.