Welcome To Halong Bay – Halong Bay Itinerary

Best Halong Bay Itinerary – For your best time in Halong Bay

1. Why Halong Bay? Is it worth visiting Halong Bay?

Of course we’ll provide you with Halong Bay Itinerary but let’s just do some introduction first to make sure you know about the destination before coming. Halong Bay has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994 and a main tourist attraction of Vietnam which welcomes millions of tourists coming here each year. This beautiful nature wonder is located in Quang Ninh Province, in the Northeast of Vietnam and is about 170km to the east of Hanoi. The scenery here in Halong Bay is majestic yet ethereal at the same time. Not only the scenery, there’re a lot sea and land activities in Halong for your best exploration and fun experience.

Outstanding Universal Value 

Halong Bay features thousands of limestone karst and islands in various shapes and sizes, most of which are natural and unaffected by humans. This creates a spetacular seascape of limestone pillars rising from the emeral water of the Gulf of Tonkin. The outstanding value that makes Halong Bay a UNESCO World Heritage Site lies in the drowned limestone karst landforms. These limestone karst landforms worn down by 500 million years of tropical downpours, and topped by thick jungle growth. Some of the landforms are hollow, creating majestic caves.

Variety of water and land activities 

Halong Bay has so much more to offer than just scene and sights. There are plenty of activities for tourists, incluing water activities and land activities. Some of the most popular water activities are: kayaking, snorkeling, squid fishing, swimming,… Besides, activities on land are also chosen by many people, such as: rock climbing, visiting floating village, cycling, dinning in caves,…

Please check out Is It Worth Visiting Halong Bay? if you’re still wondering to go or not to go to Ninh Binh. It might help you to make a decision.

2. Planning Halong Bay Itinerary – Best time to go to Halong Bay? 

Halong Bay is in the Northeast of Vietnam so it has 4 seasons just like Hanoi: Spring (March – May), Summer (June – August), Autumn (September – November) and Winter (December – February). However, there’re differences because Halong Bay belongs to the sea area.

The best time to visit Halong Bay is Srping ( from March to May) and Autumn ( from September to November). The weather is pleasant and nice during these periods, suitable for outdoor activities.

Summer ( from June to August ) is a high season for young travellers especially students. However, this is also the typhoon season in Halong so your schedules might be cancelled because of the sudden typhoons and storms for safety reasons. Winter here is rainy and foggy but you can still enjoy some recreational activities.

For more information to arrange your best trip, check out this detailed article: Best time to go to Halong Bay?

3. Halong Bay Itinerary

Planning an itinerary is never easy, there’re so many questions to answer: Where? What? When? How? and How Much? The research from Expedia also shows that 86% travelers see planning an itinerary boring and tired. But don’t worry!

After questioning thousands of customers from AZ Local Trip via email and direct interview and our experiened tour guides, we’ve found out best itineraries for tourists to Hanoi. The itineraries are displayed below, from 1 day to 5 days in Halong Bay. Since tourists normally go to Hanoi first and then to Halong Bay, so some of the itineraries included Hanoi.

These itineraries are suitable and reasonable and many of our tourists use these itineraries for their trip. If you’re still wondering which itinerary suit you the most, please take a look at this article: How many days in Halong Bay?

Halong Bay itinerary

Below is our recommended itinerary for your holiday from 1-5 days in Halong Bay, Vietnam



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How Many Days In Halong Bay? |How long you should spend
Posted by: khaipv /3010
Travelers are always wondering how many days you should spend for each destination for each travel, because time is limited and there are many interesting things waiting for us. The same goes for Halong Bay when it comes to the question “How many days in Halong?”. After guiding a thounsand international tourists to Halong Bay, Read More