5 days in Hanoi, Halong Bay & Ninh Binh Itinerary

5 days in Hanoi, Halong Bay & Ninh Binh Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 1 day
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Ha Long Quang Ninh, Bus to Ninh Binh
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Ninh Binh
— 2 nights
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Hanoi

— 1 day
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 16th (Mon): soak in some Japanese tradition at La Belle Vie Spa & Wellness and then stop by MasterTan.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Hanoi travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Hanoi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Shopping · Spas · Baths

Halong Bay

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ti Top Beach and then head off the coast to Soi Sim Island.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Halong Bay route maker website.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bear Sanctuary Ninh Binh and Spas. Get in touch with nature at Thung Nham Bird Park and Walking tours. There's more to do: push the limits with an extreme tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ninh Binh tour app.

You can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ninh Binh can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips