13 days in North Korea Itinerary

13 days in North Korea Itinerary

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13 days in North Korea Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Hyangsan
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Pyongyang
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Kaesong
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Los Angeles

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.
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, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Myohyang, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pohyonsa Temple.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hyangsan trip maker .

Los Angeles, USA to Hyangsan is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Hyangsan due to the time zone difference. On the 27th (Mon), you'll travel to Pyongyang.

Things to do in Hyangsan

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

3
nights
Pyongyang

Pyongyang ©
Built from the ground up after the Korean War, Pyongyang impresses with its Soviet-era buildings and monuments to modern leadership.
Foreign Language Book Shop has been added to your itinerary. On the 28th (Tue), make a trip to Grand People's Study House, make a trip to Kim Il-sung Square, pause for some photo ops at Mansudae Grand Monument, browse the different shops at Korean Department Store in Pyongyang, then look for gifts at Foreign Language Book Shop, and finally appreciate the history behind Triumphal Arch. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Daedong River (Taedong River), appreciate the history behind Arch of Reunification, then contemplate the long history of Tanjun Mausoleum, then don't miss a visit to Geumsusan Memorial Palace, and finally pause for some photo ops at Chollima Statue.

To find out how to plan a trip to Pyongyang, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hyangsan to Pyongyang in 2 hours. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kaesong.

Things to do in Pyongyang

Nature Parks Museums
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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

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Demilitarized Zone. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Concrete Wall, take in the views from Sonjuk Bridge, contemplate the long history of Kaesong Namdaemun, and take an in-depth tour of Koryo Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kaesong itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pyongyang to Kaesong takes 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 43°F. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll travel back home.

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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