3 Days in Hanoi City: The Suggested Itinerary

Ever wonder what to do in 3 days in Hanoi for your coming Vietnam tour package? Certainly, the following suggestions will contribute to your wonderful Hanoi day trip. Then, don’t ignore!

Day 1: Hanoi full day tour

3 days in Hanoi city: the suggested itinerary

Warm up your trip in Hanoi Capital by landmarks you will discover in the first day of the 3-day itinerary! The first stop will be Tran Quoc Pagoda – one of the oldest Buddhist pagodas in this capital; situated on the West Lake, the site dating from the 6th century was recognized as a national heritage, so it is able to bring home to you a part of the Vietnam’s history. Leaving this religious place, you are advisable to head toward Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, where Uncle Ho – the former president of Vietnam rests in peace; the structure of the mausoleum will overwhelm you while its history of building is an interesting point to learn. Backdrops for the visit to that site are Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and the President Palace.

Nearby the Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum is One-Pillar Pagoda, erected in 1049. It is possible to say that its unique structure makes it a significant symbol of the capital. Then, enter the Ethnology Museum to get more understanding of 54 ethnic groups of Vietnam.

To perfect your Hanoi day trip, you will continue exploring Temple of Literature, which is known as the first university of Vietnam with an abundance of stimulating points in history. Build in 1070, the site embraces the main zone and gardens with the mighty architecture style reveals something about the Vietnam’s former education system. Besides, Hoan Kiem – an enthralling lake bearing a legendary story any local can also tell you and Ngoc Son Temple definitely deserve your visit.

Don’t miss out on Vietnamese traditional villages in Hanoi as you can know about amazing things in how to make exquisite handicrafts these. Some recommendations are Bat Trang Ceramic Village, Van Phuc Silk Village, Ha Thai Lecquerware Village, Ha Mo Embroidery Village, Vong Green Sticky Rice Village and Yen Phu Incense Village. With the coming of night, the best choice is watching a water puppet show at Thang Long Theater; it is so awesome!

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Day 2: Hoa Lu – Tam Coc full day tour

Hoa Lu – Tam Coc

Positioned 100km to the south of Hanoi Capital, Ninh Province is apparently an irresistible land when picturesque natural landscapes are found here. First, Tam Coc with three caves (Hang Ca – First cave, Hang Hai -Second cave, and Hang Ba – Third cave) is supposed to be an incredible masterpiece from the Creator. Especially, to hit this spot and penetrate inside it, you will get onto a sampan boat and be rowed to pass splendid mountains and eye-catching rice fields. It is absolutely an unforgettable experience during your trip to Vietnam. Next, let’s visit Hoa Lu, which used to be the ancient capital of Vietnam in 10th century. To understand more this glorious land in the past, temples of Dinh and Le dynasties will open your mind.

There is no reason to resist an experience of high-octane nightlife at the backpacker area, which is supposed to be the T-junction area of Ta Hien, Dinh Liet and Luong Ngoc Quyen Streets for your 3 days in Hanoi. Here, you can enjoy different fascinating entrainment activities, such as drinking beer, savoring street food, enjoying street-art performances, or just walking to see traditional handmade products.

Day 3: Halong Bay day tour

Halong bay, Vietnam

In the last day of your 3-day itinerary for your Vietnam tour package to Hanoi and nearby areas, you are recommended to pick out a trip to explore Halong Bay as this is well referred to as a UNESCO world heritage site with the most magnetic and overwhelming spectacles which appeared in a Hollywood blockbuster. The best way to experience this fabulous beauty is to get onto a traditional junk and leisurely cruise through seascapes formed from limestone mountains, turquoise water, thick jungles, and caves in unique shapes – this is really a perfect combination of natural elements. If possible, kayaking will be too ideal to peer down at the natural charm and explore surprising caves. When dark is coming, Dong Xuan night market from the beginning of Hoan Kiem Lake to Hang Duong Street is where you can freely buy a variety of items of your favorites, such as clothes, accessories, souvenirs, paintings, handmade greeting cards, and so forth.

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