Top recommended itineraries for traveling Hanoi

Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam – with the given title "City for Peace", is the most interesting place for tourists. With a thousand years of history, Hanoi is one of the main cultural centers of Vietnam, where most Vietnamese dynasties have left their imprints. Nowadays, the city still has many interesting cultural and historic monuments. As you come to Hanoi, you can choose any length of time you want from 1 day to 1 week with several things to do in Hanoi offers you to discover.


1-day itinerary

Hanoi is not a too big city that costs you too much time to travel, and if your time budget is limited, a short tour visiting Hanoi in only 1 day can be enough to see the most iconic attractions of the thousand years capital of Vietnam. The Hanoi city 1-day tour with BestPrice Travel includes a visit to the Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh complex with a series of attractions including Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Museum, Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts, the Presidential Palace, and also the unique One Pillar Pagoda. These destinations will take you the whole morning to visit. 

The afternoon's first activity after lunch will be visiting the Museum of Ethnology, which offers an insight into the 54 different ethnic groups of Vietnam in an effort to preserve cultural heritage and promote socio-cultural diversity within the country. After that, a water puppet show will finish your tour full of cultural and historical information about Hanoi city.

Hanoi Old Quarter in 1 day itinerary

Hanoi Old Quarter in 1 day itinerary


2-day itinerary

The Hanoi 2 days itinerary allows you to visit the Ho Chi Minh complex with the deepest impression is the embalmed body of President Ho Chi Minh in the Mausoleum and the Temple of Literature on the first morning. After lunch, a visit to Hoa Lo Prison, Hoan Kiem lake, and a cyclo tour around the Old Quarter is not only a Hanoi sightseeing, the attractions and their stories behind also acknowledge you a lot about Hanoi and the history of Vietnam.

The Hanoi Surrounding itinerary on the second day takes you to Duong Lam ancient village, the village has a history of about 1200 years, well-known as ‘the homeland of two Kings’ (Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung). Come back to the city in the late afternoon, you can spend the rest of the day shopping at Dong Xuan Market or souvenir shops in the Old Quarter area.

Extra visit Duong Lam Ancient Village if you have 2 days in Hanoi

Extra visit Duong Lam Ancient Village if you have 2 days in Hanoi


3-day itinerary

With the 3 days tour in Hanoi, you can experience most of the most authentic and outstanding historical and cultural attractions of Hanoi city. Hanoian food will cost you weeks, or even months to taste them all, so if you wanna do that, you better find a job here. 

On the first day, of course, it will start with a Hanoi city tour and additionally, there’s a food tour in the evening so you can try the most authentic food of Hanoi. A lot of travelers might have researched what and where to eat in this city, however not everyone finds the right place. A food tour with BestPrice Travel gives you the chance to taste the best food in the best places.

On the second day, a Hanoi cooking class in the morning may make your day. With this cooking class, you can join in every step of the process, from going to market, choosing every single ingredient to cook, and enjoy the food. The afternoon of the second day, watching Làng Tôi - My Village show is one of the most outstanding cultural performances that are worth the ticket. 

On the last day of the tour, you will go to 2 of the most famous traditional villages of Vietnam: Bat Trang ceramic village and Dong Ho painting village, and a sacred pagoda named But Thap pagoda. A chance to join in the production process of the famous branded pottery or picture of Vietnam is so amazing. You can also buy anything you love after that.

Wander around Hoan Kiem at night for 3 days in Hanoi

Wander around Hoan Kiem at night for 3 days in Hanoi


4-day itinerary

Spending 4 days in Hanoi sounds good, but it even sounds better if you can take your time to visit Halong or Ninh Binh too. Depending on your interest, you can choose to spend 2 days in Hanoi, 2 days in Ninh Binh/Halong Bay, or 3 days in Hanoi and 1 day for the other destination. Halong Bay cruises also offer 3 days 2 nights tours from Hanoi if you love to spend your time relaxing inside the peaceful heritage.


5-day itinerary

5 days of traveling is enough to discover a lot of things in Vietnam. With a long time working with customers experience, we would like to give you a recommendation of how to spend your 5 days in Hanoi. 

The first 2 days are for the Hanoi city tour, our experienced tour guides will be very happy to give you the most interesting information about the city that it’s difficult to find on the Internet as well as introduce to you the most delicious food here. Don’t hesitate to ask for good restaurants or trustful shopping places as we are proud to let anyone in the world know about our products.

You can consider taking the one-day tour to Ninh Binh and stay overnight in Hanoi then travel to Halong Bay the next day, or staying in Ninh Binh and go directly to Halong Bay and join a 2 days 1-night cruise tour. Ninh Binh and Halong surely are 2 of the most worth visiting destinations in your Vietnam journey.


7-day itinerary

In a week, you can visit the most highlighted destinations of North Vietnam. After the 5 days tour to Hanoi, Ninh Binh, and Halong Bay, you can choose to take a bus and go directly to Sapa from Halong city. Another option that is always on the top favorite way to transfer to Sapa for tourists is going back to Hanoi and catch a sleeper train, experiencing a different means of transportation in Vietnam. 

Hanoi Sapa Halong Bay itinerary

Hanoi Sapa Halong Bay itinerary


How to choose the best itinerary for your trip in Hanoi?

For anyone who still have no idea which is the most wonderful option for your trip's itinerary in Hanoi, you can use some below factors as means for making decision:

  • Length of the trip

You could easily spend a week in Hanoi without feeling bored. However, for most people with limited time, a few days would be good. Depending on your length of stay and your planned destinations, you can choose any tour from 1 day to as long as you can to discover Hanoi and the surroundings. The only thing you need to do is to contact BestPrice Travel and tell us where you wanna go and how many days you want to spend on the whole trip, we surely make the most suitable itinerary for you at a totally reasonable price.

  • Activities

With a young, active population, open culture, and blessed nature, there are so many interesting and even weird things to do in Hanoi as well as Vietnam that you may never experience before, you will never have to worry about being bored in Hanoi. Just prepare for yourself good physical health and experience a roller coaster emotion that Hanoi gives you.

  • Price range

As the pricing in Vietnam is extremely affordable, a tour package will not affect your budget too much and of course, you will normally get a better service compared with the amount of money you pay for. Your Hanoi journey with BestPrice Travel will be one of the best options to discover Vietnam. A Hanoi and the surroundings tour in 7 days can’t be more reasonable with the price range only from 499 USD. And by contacting us directly, you can even get some better deals for your travel.


Millions of tourists came to Hanoi, and a lot of them left questioning themself “When can I come back?” Hanoi definitely is the destination for everybody with amazing food, an interesting lifestyle, and a long history. If you are planning to come, let’s book the flight as soon as possible, and if you’re not yet thinking about the Hanoi tour, let’s make the research now.