5 days in Hanoi & Halong Bay Itinerary

5 days in Hanoi & Halong Bay Itinerary

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5 days in Hanoi & Halong Bay Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  6​h
2
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  6​h
3
Hanoi
— 1 night
End: Hanoi

2
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.
You've added Hang Dau Street, Dong Xuan Market, Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 25th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Presidential Palace Historical Site, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at One Pillar Pagoda, then admire the masterpieces at Ho Chi Minh Museum, and finally wander the streets of Old Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), examine the collection at Vietnamese Women's Museum, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, look for gifts at Indigo Store, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, and finally explore the world behind art at Vietnam Fine Arts Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Hanoi vacation builder.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Noi Bai International Airport. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

1
night
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.
You've now added Dragon Legend to your itinerary. On the 27th (Tue), take a tour by water with Dragon Legend.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Halong Bay vacation trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 7 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Wed) before leaving for Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

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Dragon Legend ©
Dragon Legend

1
night
Hanoi

Hanoi
To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi tour planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 7 hours. You will leave for home on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Hanoi

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