6 days in Ninh Binh & Hanoi Itinerary

6 days in Ninh Binh & Hanoi Itinerary

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6 days in Ninh Binh & Hanoi Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
bus:  1​h 15​min
1
Ninh Binh
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Hanoi
— 3 nights
End: Hanoi

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nights
Ninh Binh

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.
On the 22nd (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Nhà xứ Phát Diệm, make a trip to Tam Coc, and then don't miss a visit to Bich Dong Pagoda. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Endangered Primate Rescue Centre, explore the fascinating underground world of Trang An Grottoes, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Van Long Nature Reserve.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ninh Binh trip planner.

Hanoi to Ninh Binh is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. May in Ninh Binh sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

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Van Long Nature Reserve ©
Van Long Nature Reserve
Trang An Grottoes ©
Trang An Grottoes
Endangered Primate Rescue Centre ©
Endangered Primate Rescue Centre

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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.
You've now added Lotte Observation Deck to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vietnam Fine Arts Museum and Zeds Threads. Get a sense of the local culture at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Vietnam Military History Museum. On the 24th (Wed), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, look for gifts at 54 Traditions Gallery, and tee off at Vietnam Luxury Golf - Day Tours.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Ninh Binh to Hanoi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

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Kayaking & Canoeing
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

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