49 days in Hanoi & Halong Bay Itinerary

49 days in Hanoi & Halong Bay Itinerary

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Hanoi
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Halong Bay
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Hanoi — 46 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.
You've now added Kayaking & Canoeing to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Photography Tours. Shop till you drop at TiredCity Hang Bong and Lotte Department Store. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hanoi: Ninh Binh (Trang An Grottoes, Kong Skull Island, &more), Ninh Hai (Tam Coc-Bich Dong, Nui Chua National Park, &more) and Nam Dinh (Hung Nghia Shrine, Phu An Church, &more). Make the 5th (Wed) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Tam Dao National Park. There's much more to do: enjoy some diversion at Authentic Bat Trang, take in the views from Long Bien Bridge, view the masterpieces at D&C Art Gallery, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi journey planning website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Hanoi. On the 17th (Thu), you're off to Halong Bay.
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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 (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island, take a tour by water with President Cruises, enjoy the sand and surf at Bai Chay Beach, browse the different shops at Bai Chay Commercial Center, then snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay, and finally take a stroll through Cua Van Floating Village. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at Vu Nguyen Family Massage, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cat Co 1 Beach, Head underground at Hospital Cave, then head off the coast to Soi Sim Island, then get some fabulous bargains at Ha Long Pearl, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ti Top Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Halong Bay driving holiday planner.

Take a bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry.
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