11 days in Hanoi & Halong Bay Itinerary

11 days in Hanoi & Halong Bay Itinerary

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1
Hanoi
— 3 nights
2
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
3
Hanoi
— 3 nights

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Quarter and Chua Tran Quoc. Explore hidden gems such as Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) and Phuc Loi Shop. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, take an in-depth tour of Ho Chi Minh Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and stop by Tanmy Design.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi tour itinerary maker.

Brisbane, Australia to Hanoi is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Hanoi is minus 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Temple of Literature & National University ©
Chua Tran Quoc ©
Chua Tran Quoc

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, and finally don't miss a visit to Cua Van Floating Village. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Cat Co 1 Beach, Head underground at Sung Sot Cave, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Halong Bay planning tool.

Getting from Hanoi to Halong Bay by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Cat Co 1 Beach
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

3
nights
Hanoi

Hanoi ©
Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and One Pillar Pagoda for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vietnam Military History Museum and B52 Victory Museum. Spend the 8th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. See even more of Hanoi: stop by Tired City Bao Khanh, take a stroll through Ta Hien Street, get engrossed in the history at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, and buy something for everyone on your list at Aeon Mall Long Bien.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hanoi trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Halong Bay to Hanoi by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Vietnam by Vespa ©
Vietnam by Vespa
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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