22 days in North Korea Itinerary

22 days in North Korea Itinerary

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22 days in North Korea Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  27​h
1
Pyongyang
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hyangsan
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Wonsan
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Kaesong
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Nampo
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Newark

2
nights
Pyongyang

Pyongyang ©
Built from the ground up after the Korean War, Pyongyang impresses with its Soviet-era buildings and monuments to modern leadership.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tanjun Mausoleum and Mansudae Art Studio Gallery. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Rungrado May Day Stadium, don't miss a visit to Mansudae Grand Monument, stop by Foreign Language Book Shop, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Korean Workers Party.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Pyongyang day trip tool .

Newark, USA to Pyongyang is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Korea Standard Time (KST) is 14 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hyangsan.

Things to do in Pyongyang

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Pyongyang Zoo ©
Pyongyang Zoo
Rungrado May Day Stadium ©
Rungrado May Day Stadium
Mansudae Art Studio Gallery ©
Mansudae Art Studio Gallery

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pohyonsa Temple and Mount Myohyang. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at International Friendship Exhibition.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hyangsan holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from Pyongyang to Hyangsan takes 2 hours. On the 9th (Sun), you'll travel to Wonsan.

Things to do in Hyangsan

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Mount Myohyang ©
Mount Myohyang
Pohyonsa Temple ©
Pohyonsa Temple
International Friendship Exhibition ©

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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Masik Pass Ski Resort and Old Wonsan Station.

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You can drive from Hyangsan to Wonsan in 4.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 62°F. On the 12th (Wed), you'll travel to Kaesong.

Things to do in Wonsan

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Masik Pass Ski Resort ©
Masik Pass Ski Resort

4
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.
Kaesong is known for museums and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Concrete Wall, contemplate the long history of Demilitarized Zone, take an in-depth tour of Koryo Museum, and take in the views from Sonjuk Bridge.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kaesong trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Wonsan to Kaesong in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Wonsan in June, you will find days in Kaesong are somewhat warmer (81°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). On the 16th (Sun), you're off toNampo.

Things to do in Kaesong

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Nampo

Nampo
Nampo is known for . Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Chongsan-ri Cooperative Farm.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nampo route builder website .

Drive from Kaesong to Nampo in 2.5 hours. You will leave for home on the 21st (Fri).
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