Hanoi 3 Days Itinerary

Hanoi 3 Days Itinerary

Hanoi is a charming and exotic city. Whether your holiday is for unique foodie experiences, cutural exploration or fun-packed family activities, you will always find something in Hanoi.
3 days is a perfect time to scan the key attractions of the city.
These options are some of our interesting suggestions for your reference of Hanoi 3 days Itinerary
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Hanoi & Halong Bay

The two most prominent sites in north Vietnam, Hanoi & Halong Bay offers striking contrast from city to ocean.

Day 01 : See the best of Hanoi

The first day should be spent on seeing the most highlighted attractions of Hanoi. You can start by temple of literature which is defined as the first university of Vietnam. The temple is also dedicated to Confucsion practice. Just 5 minutes from temple of literature, Museum of art is a good treat for those who are curious about Vietnamese art development. Schedule the afternoon to see the Old Quarter. This is the heart of Hanoi city. Beside the fascinating pagodas like Hang Bac, Hang Ma, ancient house in Ma May. Do not forget to spend the time to enjoy the appetizing street foods of Hanoi. For those who travel with kids, a puppet show could excite them.

Day 02 : Halong Full Day

Amongst the places for a perfect Hanoi Day Tours, Halong is the premier choice not only because it is recognized as the Unesco World Heritage but also its valuable exploration. 
Leave Hanoi early o Halong Bay via the highway. The day trip to Halong Bay may not be the best choice to experience this magical site but it is still a good treat. Once you embark on the cruise, you will travel out to the waters where hundreds of islands and islet come to the appearance of your camera lens. The tour also allow you to visit one of the famous caves like Thien Cung or Sung Sot cave ( depending on your choice for cruise ). Return to Hanoi in late afternoon.

Day 03: Hanoi Historical Sites - Museum

It could be a very nice idea to hire a cyclo ( Vietnamese rickshaw ) to witness the architectural heritages of French remaining in the city. Some of the most outstanding sites are : Hanoi Opera House, National Historical museum, Metropole Hotel, Hoa Lo prision ( also the museum ). Finish your 3 days trip in Hanoi with a visit to Ethnology museum, a great place to learn about Vietnamese ethnic cultures. Continue to the airport for your onward flight.

Easy Hanoi Stop

This itinerary is more for those who want to explore the city in a very relaxing pace.

Day 01: Hanoi Half Day Tour

A morning tour to Dong Xuan market displays a slice of local life. The market consists of whole sales and food stalls which are very photogenic. From here, you can enjoy a walk into the Old Quarter to see themed streets specializing for paper, mattress, bamboo, herbal medicine and praying items made from coppers or other metals. Make a stop for lunch at Hang Quat where the famous Bun Cha restaurant is located.
The afternoon is for your leisure or enjoy the spa. We recommend an evening walk to Hoan Kiem lake - a nice place to be drawn by local music, street foods. If you arrive in Hanoi the first day morning, you can switch the program from morning to afternoon.

Day 02: Hanoi Cooking Class - Museum

Reserve a morning for the exciting hand-on experience of Hanoi. You’ll begin with a walk to one of the local markets with chef, getting introduced by the basic Vietnamese cooking spices and ingredients. After the market, you will have food demonstration then it is time to challenge your skill !
Hanoi has a range of museums to releases its cultural heritages. Therefore, you can opt 2 the following to make up your afternoon sightseeing : Hoa Lo prision - for a glimpse of American war, National History Museum, museum of art, Military museum, ethnology museum.

We also recommend cooking class for family travel in Hanoi as it brings fun not only to parents but children alike

Day 03 : Duong Lam Traditional village

Duong Lam is a typical northern village which shows the traditional life of Red River Delta. The whole trip to Duong Lam takes about 6 hours. Things you can see in the village include Mong Phu temple, King Ngo Quyen and King Phung Hung temples then Mia Pagoda – built in 15th century and admire 287 statues of all sizes.
The tour should be arranged with a tour guide so you will learn better why the village is unique.

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 Vietnam is diverse. For first time visit, the Best of Vietnam is luring enough with not only beautiful cultural exploration but also unique touches to local life. 
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