8 days in Hanoi & Halong Bay Itinerary

8 days in Hanoi & Halong Bay Itinerary

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8 days in Hanoi & Halong Bay Itinerary

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

4
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), make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Hanoi planning website .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airports are Noi Bai International Airport and Van Don International. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Adventure
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Cua Van Floating Village and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay driving holiday site .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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