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Is five nights enough time in Hanoi?

1 month ago

Hi Guys, I have booked a five night stay in Hanoi, two questions 1, can I do a day trip to Halong Bay or is overnight better and 2, is five nights enough to get a good appreciation of the city. Thanks in advance.

4 replies
Singapore
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1 month ago

2day -2 nite in city hanoi is enough. You can visit Old Quarter , night market, Dong xuan market, i think old quarter is interesting. When you finish city, you can visit the north of Viet nam , wwhere alot of elthnic minorities live. The first place i think is Ha Giang or Sapa ( Lao cai ) ( alot of moutain ,rocky montain. Climate always cooler than Hanoi delta . when you reach Ha Giang you can do a loop with bike from Ha Giang ( ha giang city , Yen Minh, Lung cu, Dong van, Mapileng pass ) then come back to Ha Giang and go to Sapa , Son La , Moc Chau...then come back to ha noi
It takes maybe 1 week .

If you want to vissit halong bay , you shoulnt do with 1 day. It is very far and you shoud stay there at least 2 day 1 nite . Cat ba island also.very far .3 hour with shutle bus from hanoi ( express way)

New Zealand
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1 month ago

This is very helpful. Thank you very much 👍

Ireland
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1 month ago

Agree..2 nights enough in Hanoi and better to have one night onboard in halong bay

New Zealand
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1 month ago

Thank you 🙏