6 days in Hanoi & Ninh Binh Itinerary

6 days in Hanoi & Ninh Binh Itinerary

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6 days in Hanoi & Ninh Binh Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
1
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Ninh Binh
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
End: Hanoi

3
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.
You've now added Origin Vietnam Travel to your itinerary. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, don't miss a visit to Temple of Literature & National University, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Hanoi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
nights
Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh ©
A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
On the 2nd (Mon), explore the activities along Trang An Grottoes, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bai Dinh Pagoda, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hoa Lu Temples. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Bich Dong Pagoda and then don't miss a visit to Tam Coc.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ninh Binh attractions planner.

Take a bus from Hanoi to Ninh Binh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Ninh Binh sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bai Dinh Pagoda
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Trang An Grottoes ©
Trang An Grottoes
Bai Dinh Pagoda ©
Bai Dinh Pagoda
Tam Coc ©
Tam Coc

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