10 days in Hanoi & Halong Bay Itinerary

10 days in Hanoi & Halong Bay Itinerary

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10 days in Hanoi & Halong Bay Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
1
Hanoi
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
2
Halong Bay
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
End: Hanoi

6
nights
Hanoi

Hanoi ©
The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi vacation website .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are Noi Bai International Airport and Van Don International. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 30:
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Walking tours

3
nights
Halong Bay

Halong Bay ©
Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
On the 31st (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave and then explore the striking landscape of Cat Ba Island. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Cua Van Floating Village and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Cat Ba Island
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Cat Ba Island ©
Cat Ba Island

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