45 days in North Korea Itinerary

45 days in North Korea Itinerary

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45 days in North Korea Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  23​h 15​min
1
Nampo
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Kaesong
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Wonsan
— 7 nights
Drive:  8​h
4
Samjiyon
— 6 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Hyangsan
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Pyongyang
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Sydney

7
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 where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nampo travel itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Nampo is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Nampo. On the 29th (Fri), you're off toKaesong.
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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: don't miss a visit to Concrete Wall, contemplate the long history of Kaesong Namdaemun, take in the views from Sonjuk Bridge, and get engrossed in the history at Koryo Museum.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kaesong trip app .

Getting from Nampo to Kaesong by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 1°C. On the 7th (Sat), you're off toWonsan.

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
Kaesong Namdaemun ©
Kaesong Namdaemun

7
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Masik Pass Ski Resort and Old Wonsan Station.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Wonsan driving holiday planner .

Drive from Kaesong to Wonsan in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Kaesong in December, Wonsan is a bit warmer at night with lows of 0°C. On the 14th (Sat), you'll travel to Samjiyon.

Things to do in Wonsan

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

6
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 photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Samjiyon trip planner .

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

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pohyonsa Temple and Mount Myohyang. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at International Friendship Exhibition.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hyangsan online itinerary planner .

Drive from Samjiyon to Hyangsan in 7 hours. On the 29th (Sun), you'll travel to Pyongyang.

Things to do in Hyangsan

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

5
nights
Pyongyang

Pyongyang ©
Built from the ground up after the Korean War, Pyongyang impresses with its Soviet-era buildings and monuments to modern leadership.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tanjun Mausoleum and Mansudae Art Studio Gallery. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Rungrado May Day Stadium, pause for some photo ops at Tower of the Juche Idea, brush up on your military savvy at Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum, and steep yourself in history at Former Residence of Mangyongdae.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Pyongyang trip maker site .

You can drive from Hyangsan to Pyongyang in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pyongyang

Theme Parks Parks Museums
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Munsu Water Park ©
Munsu Water Park
Koguryo Tombs ©
Koguryo Tombs
Mansudae Art Studio Gallery ©
Mansudae Art Studio Gallery

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