11 days in North Korea Itinerary

11 days in North Korea Itinerary

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11 days in North Korea Itinerary

Start: Hobart
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Kaesong
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Hyangsan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Pyongyang
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Hobart

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Demilitarized Zone and Tomb of King Kongmin. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Koryo Museum, make a trip to Ryongtongsa Temple, steep yourself in history at Kaesong Namdaemun, and snap pictures at Sonjuk Bridge.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaesong trip maker .

Hobart, Australia to Kaesong is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Hobart to Kaesong. Traveling from Hobart in July, things will get much hotter in Kaesong: highs are around 34°C and lows about 26°C. You will leave for Hyangsan on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Kaesong

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Demilitarized Zone
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Demilitarized Zone ©
Demilitarized Zone
Tomb of King Kongmin ©
Tomb of King Kongmin
Koryo Museum ©
Koryo Museum

1
night
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 2nd (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Myohyang, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pohyonsa Temple, and then see the interesting displays at International Friendship Exhibition.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hyangsan trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Kaesong to Hyangsan takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pyongyang.

Things to do in Hyangsan

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Mount Myohyang ©
Mount Myohyang
International Friendship Exhibition ©
Pohyonsa Temple ©
Pohyonsa Temple

4
nights
Pyongyang

Pyongyang ©
Built from the ground up after the Korean War, Pyongyang impresses with its Soviet-era buildings and monuments to modern leadership.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum and Tanjun Mausoleum. Visit Former Residence of Mangyongdae and Koguryo Tombs for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Kim Il-sung Square, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Korean Workers Party, take in the exciting artwork at Mansudae Art Studio Gallery, and explore and take pictures at Kim Il Sung Stadium.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pyongyang tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Hyangsan to Pyongyang in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pyongyang

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Tower of the Juche Idea ©
Tower of the Juche Idea
Former Residence of Mangyongdae ©
Former Residence of Mangyongdae

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