32 days in Ninh Binh & Hanoi Itinerary

32 days in Ninh Binh & Hanoi Itinerary

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Ninh Binh — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bai Dinh Pagoda, Head underground at Trang An Grottoes, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mua Caves. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Tam Coc, tour the pleasant surroundings at Endangered Primate Rescue Centre, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Van Long Nature Reserve.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ninh Binh tour builder tool.

Hanoi to Ninh Binh is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hanoi.
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Hanoi — 29 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Walking tours and Hoa Lo Prison. Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring nature at Ba Vi National Park. Spend the 13th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the masterpieces at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), and brush up on your military savvy at Vietnam Military History Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi vacation planner.

You can drive from Ninh Binh to Hanoi in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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