8 days in North Korea Itinerary

8 days in North Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Harbin
Drive:  12 h 45 min
1
Hyangsan
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Pyongyang
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Kaesong
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14 h
End: Harbin

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 1st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pohyonsa Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Myohyang, and then examine the collection at International Friendship Exhibition.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Hyangsan online tour itinerary planner.

Harbin, China to Hyangsan is an approximately 13- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from China Standard Time to Pyongyang Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Pyongyang.

Things to do in Hyangsan

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Mount Myohyang ©
Mount Myohyang
International Friendship Exhibition ©
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.
Pyongyang is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Kim Il-sung Square, contemplate the long history of Former Residence of Mangyongdae, appreciate the history behind Tower of the Juche Idea, and brush up on your military savvy at Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Pyongyang vacation planning website.

Drive from Hyangsan to Pyongyang in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kaesong.

Things to do in Pyongyang

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
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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

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Kaesong Namdaemun, contemplate the long history of Tomb of King Kongmin, steep yourself in history at Demilitarized Zone, then make a trip to Concrete Wall, and finally take an in-depth tour of Koryo Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kaesong trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pyongyang to Kaesong takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Kaesong can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. You'll set off for home on the 7th (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

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