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
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
2
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
End: Hanoi

5
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Hanoi Flag Tower, Hanoi Street Food Tour, and other attractions. Step out of Hanoi to go to Halong Bay and see Hạ Long Bay, which is approximately 4 hours away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and don't miss a visit to Temple of Literature & National University.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi planning site .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Hanoi. You'll set off for Halong Bay on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Hanoi

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trip

Hạ Long Bay
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

2
nights
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 (Sat), make a trip to Cua Van Floating Village and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Halong Bay holiday planner.

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 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave
Cua Van Floating Village ©
Cua Van Floating Village

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