17 days in North Korea Itinerary

17 days in North Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Pyongyang
— 5 nights
2
Kaesong
— 2 nights
3
Wonsan
— 3 nights
4
Samjiyon
— 2 nights
5
Hyangsan
— 2 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.
Get in touch with nature at Koryo Tours and Pyongyang Golf Course. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum, appreciate the history behind Arch of Reunification, make a trip to Geumsusan Memorial Palace, and explore the activities along Daedong River (Taedong River).

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pyongyang trip itinerary website.

Houston, USA to Pyongyang is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pyongyang Time, which is usually a 15 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kaesong.

Things to do in Pyongyang

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Tower of the Juche Idea ©
Tower of the Juche Idea
Daedong River (Taedong River) ©
Daedong River (Taedong River)
Pyongyang Golf Course ©
Pyongyang Golf Course

2
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.
On the 20th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Kaesong Namdaemun, steep yourself in history at Tomb of King Kongmin, thenmake a trip to Concrete Wall, thendon't miss a visit to Demilitarized Zone, and finally get engrossed in the history at Koryo Museum. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Sungkyunkwan University and then snap pictures at Sonjuk Bridge.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kaesong planner.

Getting from Pyongyang to Kaesong by car takes about 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive 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

3
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: hit the slopes at Masik Pass Ski Resort and steep yourself in history at Old Wonsan Station.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Wonsan trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Kaesong to Wonsan in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Kaesong in December, Wonsan is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °F. On the 24th (Tue), you'll travel to Samjiyon.

Things to do in Wonsan

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

2
nights
Samjiyon

Samjiyon ©
Samjiyŏn County is a kun, or county, in Ryanggang Province, North Korea. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get impressive views of Paektusan.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Samjiyon day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wonsan to Samjiyon takes 6.5 hours. You will leave for Hyangsan on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Samjiyon

Nature Parks
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Paektusan ©
Paektusan

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see the interesting displays at International Friendship Exhibition, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pohyonsa Temple, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Myohyang.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hyangsan trip planner.

You can drive from Samjiyon to Hyangsan in 7 hours. On the 28th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Hyangsan

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

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