28 days in North Korea Itinerary

28 days in North Korea Itinerary

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28 days in North Korea Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Pyongyang
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Kaesong
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Wonsan
— 5 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
4
Samjiyon
— 5 nights
Drive:  7 h
5
Hyangsan
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Ho Chi Minh City

6
nights
Pyongyang

Pyongyang ©
Built from the ground up after the Korean War, Pyongyang impresses with its Soviet-era buildings and monuments to modern leadership.
Step out of Pyongyang with an excursion to Chongsan-ri Cooperative Farm in Nampo--about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Kim Il-sung Square, pause for some photo ops at Tower of the Juche Idea, admire the striking features of Workers' Party Foundation Monument, and brush up on your military savvy at Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Pyongyang trip itinerary planning app.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Pyongyang is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Pyongyang due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Kaesong.

Things to do in Pyongyang

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Chongsan-ri Cooperative Farm
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Tower of the Juche Idea ©
Tower of the Juche Idea
Kim Il-sung Square ©
Kim Il-sung Square
Triumphal Arch ©
Triumphal Arch

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: steep yourself in history at Demilitarized Zone, don't miss a visit to Seohae Gapmun, snap pictures at Sonjuk Bridge, and get engrossed in the history at Koryo Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kaesong visit planner.

Getting from Pyongyang to Kaesong by car takes about 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Kaesong are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. You will leave for Wonsan on the 11th (Thu).

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

5
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: fly down the slopes at Masik Pass Ski Resort and make a trip to Old Wonsan Station.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Wonsan online attractions planner.

Getting from Kaesong to Wonsan by car takes about 3.5 hours. On the 16th (Tue), you'll travel to Samjiyon.

Things to do in Wonsan

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

5
nights
Samjiyon

Samjiyon ©
Samjiyŏn County is a kun, or county, in Ryanggang Province, North Korea. Samjiyon is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Paektusan.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Samjiyon trip tool.

Getting from Wonsan to Samjiyon by car takes about 6.5 hours. You will leave for Hyangsan on the 21st (Sun).

Things to do in Samjiyon

Parks Nature
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Paektusan ©
Paektusan

7
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.
Hyangsan is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at International Friendship Exhibition, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pohyonsa Temple, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Myohyang.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hyangsan day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Samjiyon to Hyangsan takes 7 hours. On the 28th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Hyangsan

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

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