34 days in North Korea Itinerary

34 days in North Korea Itinerary

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34 days in North Korea Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  21 h 30 min
1
Hyangsan
— 8 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Wonsan
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Kaesong
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Pyongyang
— 10 nights
Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

8
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: examine the collection at International Friendship Exhibition, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pohyonsa Temple, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Myohyang.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hyangsan route planning website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Hyangsan is an approximately 21.5- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Hyangsan due to the time zone difference. On the 16th (Sat), you'll travel to Wonsan.

Things to do in Hyangsan

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

6
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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Masik Pass Ski Resort and don't miss a visit to Old Wonsan Station.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Wonsan driving holiday planning website.

Drive from Hyangsan to Wonsan in 4.5 hours. You will leave for Kaesong on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Wonsan

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

8
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: contemplate the long history of Demilitarized Zone, take in the views from Sonjuk Bridge, don't miss a visit to Sungkyunkwan University, and get engrossed in the history at Koryo Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kaesong trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Wonsan to Kaesong takes 3.5 hours. May in Kaesong sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 30th (Sat), you'll travel to Pyongyang.

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

10
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 to go to Nampo and see Chongsan-ri Cooperative Farm, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Kim Il-sung Square, learn about all things military at Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum, pause for some photo ops at Triumphal Arch, and admire the striking features of Workers' Party Foundation Monument.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Pyongyang trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kaesong to Pyongyang in 2 hours. On the 9th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

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

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