6 days in Ninh Binh & Hanoi Itinerary

6 days in Ninh Binh & Hanoi Itinerary

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Ninh Binh
— 2 nights
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Hanoi
— 3 nights

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Ninh Binh

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Nhà xứ Phát Diệm, then don't miss a visit to Tam Coc, and then don't miss a visit to Bich Dong Pagoda. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Endangered Primate Rescue Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Trang An Grottoes, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Van Long Nature Reserve.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ninh Binh trip planner.

Hanoi to Ninh Binh is an approximately 2-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

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Hanoi

— 3 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.
Lotte Observation Deck has been added to your itinerary. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat). Step off the beaten path and head to Zeds Threads and Craft-Link. On the 24th (Wed), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University, browse for treasures at 54 Traditions Gallery, learn from the experts at Vietnam Luxury Golf Tours, and brush up on your military savvy at Vietnam Military History Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by bus from Ninh Binh to Hanoi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums
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