9 days in Ninh Binh, Halong Bay & Hanoi Itinerary

9 days in Ninh Binh, Halong Bay & Hanoi Itinerary

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Fly to Haiphong, Bus to Ninh Binh
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Ninh Binh
— 4 nights
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Bus to Ha Long Quang Ninh, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 1 night
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Noi Bai Airport, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi
— 2 nights
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Ninh Binh

— 4 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.
When in Ninh Binh, make a side trip to see Bai Dinh Pagoda in Gia Sinh, approximately Gia Sinh away. On the 3rd (Wed), hike the day away at Cuc Phuong National Park. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Tam Coc, tour the pleasant surroundings at Van Long Nature Reserve, and relax and rejuvenate at Mai Spa.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ninh Binh trip maker.

Da Nang to Ninh Binh is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a train. In January, Ninh Binh is little chillier than Da Nang - with highs of 23°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 4:

Halong Bay

— 1 night
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 (Fri), snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Halong Bay trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, car, and ferry from Ninh Binh to Halong Bay takes 7 hours. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 6:

Hanoi

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at 54 Traditions Gallery and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, then view the masterpieces at A Dong Art Gallery, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi route planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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