5 days in Halong Bay & Hanoi Itinerary

5 days in Halong Bay & Hanoi Itinerary

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5 days in Halong Bay & Hanoi Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  16 h
1
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  4 h
2
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Sydney

1
night
Halong Bay

Halong Bay ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, then Head underground at Sung Sot Cave, and then take in the views from Pont Bai Chay.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Halong Bay road trip planning website .

Sydney, Australia to Halong Bay is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave

2
nights
Hanoi

Hanoi ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, wander the streets of Old Quarter, and then take in the exciting artwork at Tired City Bao Khanh.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi day trip planning tool .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology ©
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Hanoi Police Museum ©
Hanoi Police Museum

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