11 days in Hanoi & Halong Bay Itinerary

11 days in Hanoi & Halong Bay Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam trip itinerary maker

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Hanoi
— 7 nights
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Halong Bay
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi

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Hanoi

— 7 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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Old Quarter, take in the spiritual surroundings of One Pillar Pagoda, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi road trip planner.

If you are flying in from Japan, the closest major aiports are Noi Bai International Airport and Van Don International Airport. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 4:

Halong Bay

— 3 nights
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.
On the 5th (Tue), explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Halong Bay tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure
Find places to stay May 4 — 7: