You have just arrived and haven't known what to do in the next 6 days in Hanoi? Or how your Hanoi Itinerary 6 days should be?
The first thing I want to inform you that: You are so lucky to have chosen the right duration for your trip to explore the beauty of the North of Vietnam!
6 days is a perfect duration that you can visit 3-4 Vietnam Northern provinces included Hanoi without worrying of any rush while traveling. This duration also helps you to choose the destinations easily to fit with your travel-mate as family, couple, friends, or even solo.
Check out our recommended routes below and find out which one is most suitable for you!
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6-day is a great duration to explore Hanoi and some beautiful destinations in the North of Vietnam.
The first option covers Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa. But if you are grouped with elders and kids, this itinerary will be not highly recommended.
As to explore Sapa, you have to walk or trek a lot down the roads and villages and this might be difficult for kids and elders.
It also takes a lot of time to go to Sapa (by train or shuttle bus) so this itinerary is a little bit rush.
Young people and adventurous souls might be best suitable for this trip!
Free Tours with local volunteers have received a lot of positive Tripadvisor reviews
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Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi (Hanoi Old Quarter, Hanoi Nightlife)
We would highly recommend this itinerary with groups of elders and kids or those who want a relaxing trip. The itinerary is not too rush but you also can experience the most out of 3 destinations.
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This would be recommended for ones would have a leisure holiday, because you'll spend 3 days 2 nights in Halong Bay and 2 nights on the cruise. 2 days in Hanoi is also a considerable time. (Westerners are more interested in this itinerary as the research of over 10.000 customers from AZ Local Trip)
However, option 1 and 2 are the most popular among tourists. So we will list down the detailed plans for the 2 options right below!
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Sapa and Halong Bay are the most two attractive destinations in the North of Vietnam. With the Hanoi Itinerary 6 Days, we will help you to visit the highlight places in each destination and have the best time in Vietnam.
Day 1: Explore Hanoi Old Quarter walking tours with local university volunteer guides (AZlocal NPO)
In The Morning:
Visit Hanoi Old Quarter and the destinations inside and around the area such as Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi Ancient House, Bach Ma Temple, Old City Gate, Dong Xuan Market… You can check out the map below for the itinerary in Hanoi Old Quarter.
Guide map of all the famous attractions in the Hanoi Old Quarter
Hoan Kiem Lake is considered a “Pearl of the Capital”, or a “Flower basket in the heart of the city”
It is a must-do. All almost the walking tours cover this area.
Hanoi Ancient House ( Ma May Ancient House) at 87 Ma May Street, Old Quarter is a very well-preserved house that prevailed throughout Hanoi before the concrete egg-carton style took over. With the constant shift towards a more metropolitan and modern lifestyle.
In The Afternoon
Have a City Tour around Hanoi to explore more of the places such as Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Museum, One Pillar Pagoda, Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh Stilt House,...; Temple of Literature...
You may find your trip much fascinating joining a FREE Walking Tour with locals, like CNN journalists. From Old Quarter, French Quarter, Ho Chi Minh Complex to Museum and Street Food Tour, we have it all!
Hanoi free walking tour with local students
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Day 2: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight on cruise
Hanoi – Halong Bay – Sung Sot Cave – Titop Island
From Hanoi, transfer to Halong Bay in the early morning and reach Halong Bay around lunch then check in your cruise.
There was a mandatory session about safety procedures for passengers before check-in time. Next, you can get yourself familiar with the cruise where you will spend the night.
Also, the view along the way is just amazing. Grab a moment to observe it!
After lunch, you will set sail for Sung Sot Cave (Surprise Grotto). Sung Sot Cave is in the heart of the World Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay.
When I first came to Sung Sot Cave, I found it rather small. Yet after crossing a narrow passage, I was wowed with how large and impressive the cave was. Its vast expanse can accommodate thousands of people.
The exotic beauty of limestone stalagmites formed over thousands of years will certainly amaze you!
You may have a feeling of going on a fantasy-like journey.
Then, the cruise head to Titop Island. Titop Island as an important part of Halong 2 days 1 night.
Explore the island or you can choose to sunbathe on the beach.
Otherwise, we suggest rock climbing for those with an adventurous spirit. You will have a panoramic view of Halong Bay from Titop peak.
After a long day, back to your cruise, join some activities on board and spend an overnight on it.
Some cruise will offer you a chance to visit Vung Vieng village - where locals live and do business on the waterway!
Day 3: Luon Cave – Halong Bay – Hanoi
It is a great idea to start your day by doing Tai Chi exercises. This traditional martial art no doubt helps you to stay healthy even during a holiday!
When waking up early in the morning, you will have the chance to observe the amazing sunrise on the bay. This unforgettable scenery will be a reward for your Halong Bay 1 night.
A light breakfast is served in the restaurant.
Have a proper meal and summon up enough energy for the rest of your trip!
Luon Cave has the front facing Tortoise Islet. Lying to the right of the cave is Sky Gate (Cong Troi), which is believed to be the interference of Heaven and Earth.
You will have a guided tour through Luon Cave on a boat rowed by a local boatman and watch the natural scenery along the way at the same time. Such an exciting experience!
Luon Cave is a popular landmark in Halong Bay. Don't miss out!
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Day 4: Day 1 in Sapa
The view on the top of Fansipan Legend Complex
Day 5: Day 2 in Sapa - Back to Hanoi
Day 6: Hanoi Free and Easy Day
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With this Hanoi Itinerary 6 Days, you will have the chance to visit nearly all the destinations in each place but still no need to rush. Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Halong will definitely impress you after this trip.
Day 1: Explore Hanoi Old Quarter - Hanoi Street Food Tour
Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Day 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi
Day 4: Hanoi French Quarter - Cyclo Tour
After spending time in Hanoi and Halong Bay, now make memories in Ninh Binh!
Day 5: Hanoi - Ninh Binh Tours
Day 6: Hanoi
That is all for our Hanoi Itinerary 6 Days. What is your choice among the 3 above? If you have something to ask, feel free contact us – AZ local trip for more explanation and further recommendation!
daisy Feb 22, 2019
Hi, I am actually planning to travel with my mom who is 70 years old. She has difficulty with walking too much so I am looking for a more relaxing itinerary with just 1-2 activities for halfday each day. Any suggestion? :) Also not on a high budget as I am still student - Annabelle
Based on choices of travellers earlier this year