11 days in Halong Bay, Hanoi & Ninh Binh Itinerary

11 days in Halong Bay, Hanoi & Ninh Binh Itinerary

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Halong Bay
— 3 nights
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Hanoi
— 4 nights
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Ninh Binh
— 2 nights

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3
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cat Ba (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Cat Ba Island). On the 3rd (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Halong Bay vacation maker site.

Los Angeles, USA to Halong Bay is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Halong Bay. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Adventure · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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Must see
Hạ Long Bay
4.4
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Kayaking / Canoeing
Kayaking & Canoeing
4.7
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Water Body
Bai Tu Long Bay
4.6

4
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.
You've now added Nature & Wildlife Tours to your itinerary. There's much more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the activities along West Lake.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip planning site.

Do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Hanoi

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Must see
Walking tours
4.8
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Must see
Old Quarter
4.4

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Tam Coc, then make a trip to Bich Dong Pagoda, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bai Dinh Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Tuyet Tinh Coc and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ninh Binh road trip website.

Traveling by car from Hanoi to Ninh Binh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 10:
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Religious Site
Bai Dinh Pagoda
4.0
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Landmark
Tam Coc
4.1

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