9 days in Hanoi, Ninh Binh & Hoi An Itinerary

9 days in Hanoi, Ninh Binh & Hoi An Itinerary

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Start: Hanoi
1
Hanoi
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Ninh Binh
— 4 nights
Bus:  6 h
3
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Hanoi

1
night
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.
On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chua Tran Quoc, steep yourself in history at Presidential Palace Historical Site, thenadmire the masterpieces at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), and finally view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip website.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Hanoi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Chua Tran Quoc ©
Chua Tran Quoc
Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) ©
Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat)
Presidential Palace Historical Site ©
Presidential Palace Historical Site

4
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cuc Phuong National Park and Thai Vi Temple. Get in touch with nature at Ma Tien Cave and Kenh Ga. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Hoa Lu Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nhà xứ Phát Diệm, and don't miss a visit to Bich Dong Pagoda.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Ninh Binh trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Hanoi to Ninh Binh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. March in Ninh Binh sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Cuc Phuong National Park ©
Cuc Phuong National Park
Ma Tien Cave ©
Ma Tien Cave
Kenh Ga ©
Kenh Ga

3
nights
Hoi An

Hoi An ©
Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
Do some cultural sightseeing at XQ Hand Embroidery and Le Ba Dang Art Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Danang Unplugged Tours and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Explore Hoi An's surroundings by going to Luc Bo Culture Space (in Hue) and Da Nang Museum (in Da Nang). And it doesn't end there: experience rural life at Tra Que Minty Garden, get engrossed in the history at Hoi An Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Hoi An Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Cotic.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An holiday tool.

Getting from Ninh Binh to Hoi An by bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Ninh Binh in April, expect nights in Hoi An to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Hue, Da Nang
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Thanh Ha Terracotta Park ©
Thanh Ha Terracotta Park
Danang Unplugged Tours ©
Danang Unplugged Tours
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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