You know, to have a well planned trip for travelling to any country in the near future, everyone wants to prepare thoroughly for their trip took place smoothly with many interesting experiences. According to statistics, the most common questions have been asked by the number of guests who booked free tours from our website that we often hear are: I’m planning to visit Vietnam next month, Hanoi how many days do I need to explore all of your city, or we have a one week in Vietnam, How long should we stay in Hanoi? Spending one or two days to discover your beautiful city is the best?Please help me? ….
After listening to a lot of questions relating spending how many days in Hanoi Vietnam from them I can understand planning a detailed timetable for the tours is extremely necessary. Therefore, considering the facts in Vietnam, also being as a member of free tours who have a certain knowledge about all the beauties of the old quarter in Hanoi, along with the experiences of exchanging with many foreigners on their trip to Vietnam, I recommended a lot of useful information and gave them a suitable plan for “how many days in Hanoi,the old quarter”. Now I would like to share a detail of 3 days 2 nights itinerary in Hanoi city. Three days will be a reasonable itinerary for you to enjoy wonderful and new things, to have a rest after a long flight lasting 2 to 24 hours, to make friends with friendly, modest friends in Vietnam! Definitely you can still choose your own itinerary, but at least you should stay in Hanoi for 2 days 1 night with the time allowed.
How many days in hanoi
How many days in Hanoi will you spend to discover all places recommended in the following list?
Before showing the best itinerary to you, I’m going to share with you a list of historical and cultural sites, attractive destinations in detail first.
Ho Chi Minh President Mausoleum and Museum “The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is the final resting place of Vietminh leader Ho Chi Minh in Hanoi, Vietnam. It is a large building located in the center of Ba Dinh Square, where Minh, Chairman of the Communist Party of Vietnam from 1951 until his death in 1969, read the Declaration of Independence on 2 September 1945, establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam”. (The Mausoleum is often closed between 4th sept and 4th Dec. for annual re-embalming) Opening days : Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday Closed days : Monday and Friday Ticket for Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House and House No.54 : 40.000 VND/ticket* Ho Chi Minh Museum, which is located next to the mausoleum Ticket : 25.000 VND/ person.
Ho Chi Minh is one of the must do in Hanoi
One-pillar Pagoda The one pillar pagoda ( Vietnamese : Chùa một cột), which literally means “long lasting happiness and good luck “) is a historic Buddhist temple in Hanoi. The One-pillar Pagoda reflects the architectural splendour that the country has grown.
Army Museum with Flag Tower The Military Museum displays Soviet and Chinese equipment alongside French- and US-made weapons captured during years of warfare. It is situated in central Hanoi, opposite the Lenin Park and near the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.
National Museum of Fine Arts It is a museum showcasing Vietnam’s fine arts from a range of historical periods.
Van Mieu (Temple of Literature) The temple was built in 1070. For nearly two centuries, despite wars and disasters, the temple has preserved ancient architectural styles of many dynasties as well as precious relics. Major restorations have taken place in 1920, 1954 and 2000. This is the first university of Vietnamese which reveals the Hanoian’s spirit of study in the past. Ticket: 30.000 VND/person.
Hanoi ancient citadel In 2010 the Citadel was registered with UNESCO World Heritage List as “The Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long – Hanoi
Tran Quoc Pagoda in the west lake The oldest Buddhist temple in Hanoi, is located on a small island near the southeastern shore of Hanoi’s West Lake, Vietnam.
( No. 1 to No. 7 near each other, easy for walking )
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8. Opera House (French style building) The Hanoi Opera House was erected by the French colonial administration between 1901 and 1911. It was modeled on the “Palais Garnier”, the older of Paris’s two opera houses, and is considered to be one of the architectural landmarks of Hanoi. After the departure of the French the opera house became the scene for several political events such as Vietnamese plays and musicals. as well as the scene of street fighting during the fight for Hanoi.
9. Hilton Prison (Museum) The prison was built in Hanoi by the French, in dates ranging from 1886–1889 to 1898 to 1901, when Vietnam was still part of French Indochina.
Ticket : 30.000 VND/pax
10. Old Quarter (36 ancient streets) There’s an old Vietnamese saying, “Hanoi has thirty-six streets and guilds – Jam Street, Sugar Street, Salt Street…”. Inside a modern and dynamic city, there appears an antique quarter, the Hanoi’s Old Quarter – the represented eternal soul of the city.
11. Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son pagoda Peaceful and quiet, the lake surrounds Ngoc Son Temple, a pagoda sitting in the centre on a small island.
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12. Water Puppet Theatre
Ticket : 200.000 VND/pax
13. St. Joseph Cathedral
Hanoi Cathedral is famous not only for its architecture but its beautiful scenery as well.
( No. 08 to No. 13 in the center, you can walk).
How long should we stay in hanoi ?
As a local member of Hanoi free local tours with many experiences in tours, to answer for your question “Hanoi how many days ? ” I would like to recommend an itinerary of three days two nights in the old quarter. This doesn’t make you confuse about some options such as Hanoi 5 days itinerary or Hanoi 4 days itinerary…
When you have reached at your hotel, spare some time to relax before exploring the city. Let’s Start :
Hanoi How many days – The first day in Hanoi
In the early morning, at 7-8h30 a.m you should walk around Hoan Kiem Lake, breathe the fresh air, admire the beauty of the lake, take a look at it’s green water and learn about its legendary history in the past. Around Hoan Kiem Lake, there are lots of exciting activities taking place in the morning, so you will have a sense of the people living in the old quarter.
After that, you walk to Hoa Lo Prison, located on Hoa Lo Street. It takes you about 7-10 minutes to walk.
Next, you move to St. Joseph’s Cathedral on Nha Chung Street, go inside and observe the architecture of the church. Lemon tea next to the church is quite popular with everyone when visiting.
Hungry …. after finishing 3 destinations, do you feel hungry? Don’t worry ! Near the church located on 10 Ly Quoc Su Street it is famous for an traditional Vietnamese food-noodle,called “Phở”. The restaurant is often a little crowded with guests so you may wait for your order.
Relaxing at noon with a cup of egg coffee at No.39 Nguyen Huu Huan An egg coffee is prepared with egg yolks, sugar, condensed milk and Robusta coffee. The drink is made by beating egg yolks with sugar and coffee, then extracting the coffee into the half of the cup, followed by a similar amount of egg cream, which is prepared by heating and beating the yolks.
In the afternoon, you catch a taxi to the Ho Chi Minh Museum and the Temple of Literature.
In the evening, buy tickets to see water puppet show in Vietnam
Hanoi how many days for? – The second day
You visit Dong Xuan Market and Long Bien Bridge, the scene will become more attractive when standing on the bridge and watching the sunset. Then going to West Lake in the afternoon, there is Tran Quoc Pagoda next to the lake. On this day, depending on your schedule to spend time on tasting the delicious dishes in Hanoi which are suggested below: – Rice noodle with pork barbecue: Dong Xuan Market restaurant at Dong Xuan alley, Hang Chieu street; Bún chả hàng Than: No.34, Hang Than street. – Grilled fish: Chả cá Lã Vọng: No.14, Cha Ca street; Chả cá Thăng Long: 19-21-31, Duong Thanh street. – Streamed pork wraps : Bánh cuốn gia truyền: No.14, Hang Ga street – Sticky yellow rice :Xôi Yến: No.35b, Nguyen Huu Huan street – Vietnamese pancake : Bánh Xèo Hàng Bồ: No.22, Hang Bo street – Draught beer :At Ta Hien street – Vietnamese sweet soup:Chè Phố Cổ: No.37-39, Nguyen Sieu street; 93 Sweet soup at 93 Hang Bac street –Banh my (2 basic types): Banh My Pate (where you choose your meat), and Banh My Trung(egg). Address: No 34 Lo Su st. (Lò Sũ). – Jackfruit yogurt : 12 To Tich street
In the evening continuing to learn about special dishes in the Old Quarter, visit the Opera House.
Highlights for you: Walking Street, around Hoan Kiem lake takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday with lots of folk games, music, drawing… very funny ! Try Trang Tien Ice cream, The ice cream is delicious , If you miss the sign “Kem Trang Tien” on Trang Tien street, just look for the crowds.
Or night market at Hang Dao street.
Hanoi how many days for ? – The Third day
Spending your last day to visit Bat Trang village to have an interesting experience in how to make pottery products by ourselves. Or the other destinations are listed above would be your plan. How many days in Hanoi would be your best decision? I hope my itinerary will be available for all of you.
If you have one day or two days more in Hanoi, visiting HaLong Bay, Ninh Binh or Sapa ( the north of Vietnam) will show you the best experiences in Vietnam. You have a “1 week Vietnam itinerary” ? Then spending 5 days in Hanoi and the other days should visit Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh city ( the south of Vietnam ).