5 days in Halong Bay & Hanoi Itinerary

5 days in Halong Bay & Hanoi Itinerary

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5 days in Halong Bay & Hanoi Itinerary

Start: San Diego
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  23​h 15​min
1
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
2
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: San Diego

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, then take in the views from Pont Bai Chay, then explore the fascinating underground world of Dau Go Cave, and finally head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip planning app .

San Diego, USA to Halong Bay is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also fly. Traveling from San Diego to Halong Bay, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Dau Go Cave ©
Dau Go Cave
Hon Ga Choi Island ©
Hon Ga Choi Island

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Tired City Bao Khanh, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then see the interesting displays at Hanoi Police Museum.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

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