In the mountains above Da Nang, Vietnam sits a unique piece of bridge design – The Golden Bridge
“How many days in Vietnam?” – You hit enter and then receive 195 million results within 0,48 seconds. Now you’re bombarded with a huge number of articles in which there are different points of view. Some of the posts are not updated, the season when each person traveled to Vietnam varies and the regions they chose to visit are different.
In this article, I will give you some advice on planning a trip to Vietnam in regard to the region you want to visit, the length of your trip and how to make the most out of your holiday. To do so, I’ll seperate this article into 3 parts:
Hope this will help!
Mua Cave in Ninh Binh – How Many Days In Vietnam?
Hanoi, Halong, Ninh Binh and Sapa are the 4 precious gems in Northern Vietnam and undoubtedly included in almost all Hanoi itineraries you’ve read. While it’s possible to spend 4 days or less discovering the highlights of Hanoi, I still strongly recommend you spend at least 5 days in order to have more relaxing time and have a deeper insight into each place you visit.
The Hanoi itineraries below include things to do both:
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Long Bien Bridge – How Many Days In Vietnam?
In a Hanoi 5 day itinerary, the Old Quarter and Halong Bay are the 2 places that you should never miss. Here I’ll give you 2 brief options:
Option 1: (2 days in Hanoi, 2 days in Halong Bay, 1 day in Tam Coc)
Option 2: (3 days in Hanoi, 2 days in Sapa)
Sa Pa with its idyllic golden rice paddies
Now I will give you a detailed Hanoi itinerary for 7 days:
Day 1: Explore Hanoi Old Quarter or French Quarter + Around the city
After your arrival in Hanoi, explore the area called the Old Quarter as I mentioned at the first half.
At its heart is the chaotic Old Quarter, where the narrow streets are roughly arranged by trade. There are many little temples, including Bach Ma, honoring a legendary horse, plus Đồng Xuân Market, selling household goods and street food.
Another choice for the first day is walking around Hanoi French Quarter with a local guide which will undoubtedly make your day. The area is full filled with European style buildings and contains historical stories of Hanoi that can bring you back in time.
Day 3: Ninh Binh (Trang An – Bai Dinh or Tam Coc, Mua Cave)
Day 4, 5 & 6: Discover Halong Bay
Halong Bay is a top must-check in any travelers’ bucket list. This World’s heritage site never disappoints tourists for its fascinating landmarks.
A budget of a trip to Halong Bay is higher than other destinations’ since all tourism services are mainly served on a cruise. But don’t worry, it costs more, but not too much and of course, it’s worth the money.
*If you choose Cruises:
Halong Bay nightlife on the Bay has become both domestic and foreign tourists’ preference. With an overnight cruise trip, you will spend at least one night on the boat with many activities like watching the beautiful sunset or dawn on the sea, kayaking, swimming at some fascinating beaches of the Bay, going midnight squid fishing on a boat or visiting floating fishing villages.