7 Day Itinerary in HanoiEdit This
Creating a Hanoi itinerary involves a bit of travel, as there are sights both within and outside of Hanoi that are definitely worth seeing. If you're looking to create an itinerary to help you fill out 7 days in Hanoi, here's an excellent Hanoi itinerary to help you get started. Whether you adapt it depending on the amount of time you have or your likes and dislikes, it's a great place to start when planning your trip.
Day 1 - Tran Quoc Pagoda and the Temple of Literature
Tran Quoc is the oldest pagoda in Hanoi and is an excellent tribute to Vietnamese Buddhism. It was built circa AD 550 and moved to its present location on West Lake around 1600. There are more than 10 shrines to explore, as well as the belfry and the many corridors. The Temple of Literature is later, having been built in 1070 in honor of Confucius. The Pavilion of the Constellation of Literature was added even later. You can explore the pond and gardens in this serene setting.
Days 2 and 3 - Halong Bay
To get to Halong Bay will require a 5 hour bus trip, which is more than enough reason to make this part of your Hanoi itinerary into a two day feature. But an even better reason is the bay itself, filled with thousands of islands and grottoes just waiting to be explored. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is superb in the spring and summer, when the water is at its clearest and warmest. Go for a swim, explore the caves or head out on a kayaking jaunt.
Day 4 - Ba Dinh Square
Spend the day learning about one of Vietnam's greatest people: Ho Chi Minh. In Ba Dinh Square you can visit Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, Museum and residence. Ba Dinh Hall is also impressive, and of course you can't miss seeing the Presidential Palace. Finally, One-Pillar Pagoda, built in 1049, is a pretty little sight.
Days 5 and 6 - Sapa
Make time for another road trip that you won't regret, and catch the overnight train to Sapa. The hiking is incredible, and you can get a glimpse into the life of some of the ethnic groups in Vietnam. Ham Rong Mountain and the Bamboo Forest are great places to wander, and don't miss out on a visit to the Silver Waterfall. If your stay coincides with the weekend, you can visit the weekend markets.
Day 7 - The Citadel
The former residence of the kings of Vietnam is a great way to end your Hanoi itinerary. The citadel was used as the royal family's residence between 1010 and 1810. It was mostly destroyed in the 19th century, but the gate and steps are still an impressive sight to see, as are the Princess's Palace and the Flag Tower.
April 07, 2010 new by tiffanymparker
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DAY 1: DANANG ARRIVAL - HOI AN (D)
Arrive Danang airport. Pick up to visit Cham Museum.Visit China Beach, Ngu Hanh Son Stone Village (handicraft). Drive to Hoian. Check in hotel. Dinner and night in Hoian.
DAY 2: HOIAN (B,L)
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