8 days in Hanoi, Halong Bay & Ninh Binh Itinerary

8 days in Hanoi, Halong Bay & Ninh Binh Itinerary

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1
Hanoi
— 3 nights
2
Halong Bay
— 3 nights
3
Ninh Binh
— 1 night

3
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.
Vietnam Viajes has been added to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, wander the streets of Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and take in the exciting artwork at Empty Wall Gallery.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi online vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Hanoi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Walking tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay, explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Halong Bay trip itinerary planning tool.

Take a bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Adventure
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

1
night
Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh
A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ninh Binh day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and bus from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh takes 7 hours. April in Ninh Binh sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You'll set off for home on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Outdoors Tours Parks
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