6 days in Hanoi, Cat Ba & Duong Dong Itinerary

6 days in Hanoi, Cat Ba & Duong Dong Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 1 day
Drive to Dinh Vu, Ferry to Cat Ba
Cat Ba
— 2 nights
Ferry to Hai Phong - Ben Binh Pier, Fly to Duong Dong
Duong Dong
— 3 nights



— 1 day
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi trip itinerary planning site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Hanoi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 23 — 24:

Cat Ba

— 2 nights
The largest of the islands in the south of the bay, Cat Ba offers a base for exploring the many limestone landmasses across the UNESCO-protected bay.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Cat Ba Island, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the views from Bãi Cháy Bridge. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Tien Ong Cave, then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, and then get a new perspective on nature at Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh.

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Do a combination of car and ferry from Hanoi to Cat Ba in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Parks · Nature · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

Duong Dong

— 3 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): stop by From Vietnam Fair Trade & Gift Shop, then hunt for treasures at Duong Dong Market, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tranh Stream, and finally relax in the rural setting at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho. Keep things going the next day: try out the rides at Happy Farm PQ, then make a splash at Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc, and then experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Duong Dong online trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Cat Ba to Duong Dong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Theme Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 25 — 28:

Phu Quoc Island travel guide

Beaches · Fishing Charters & Tours · Spas
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture. Known for its pepper farming and fish sauce brewing, the island retains a charming rusticity in its fishing towns and inland plantations. Phu Quoc Island tourism developed rapidly, with a number of resorts sitting on the golden sands along the southwest coast. With half of the island registered as a national park, the dense jungles and mountains of the interior remain protected from overdevelopment--good news for wildlife living there, including slow lorises, macaques, owls, and tortoises.