Day 1 – Hanoi: Historic Exploration

Morning: Begin with the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Explore Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House and the One Pillar Pagoda, both located in the same complex.

Afternoon: Visit the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university. Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant.

Evening: Stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake, visit the Ngoc Son Temple, and enjoy a Water Puppet Show at the Thang Long Theatre.

Day 2 – Hanoi: Art and Culture

Morning: Visit the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum. Explore the Hanoi Opera House, a beautiful example of colonial architecture.

Afternoon: Discover the vibrant and historic Old Quarter. Each street here represents a historic trade that used to take place.

Evening: Enjoy a street food tour in the Old Quarter, and sample local delicacies like Pho and Bun Cha.

Day 3 – Hanoi: Religious Sites and Prison History

Morning: Visit the Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest Buddhist temple in Hanoi, and the Quan Thanh Temple nearby.

Afternoon: Tour the Hoa Lo Prison Museum, a poignant reminder of Vietnam’s history.

Evening: Take a stroll in the French Quarter and dine at a restaurant offering French-Vietnamese fusion cuisine.

Day 4 – Hanoi: Natural Beauty and Local Life

Morning: Visit the West Lake and the temples surrounding it. Enjoy a traditional breakfast at a lake-side café.

Afternoon: Visit Dong Xuan Market, the largest indoor market in Hanoi.

Evening: Enjoy a leisurely walk along the Truc Bach Lake. Dine at a lakeside restaurant offering Vietnamese cuisine.

Day 5 – Hanoi to Halong Bay: Natural Wonders

Morning & Afternoon: Travel to Halong Bay. Enjoy a cruise among the stunning limestone islands and a seafood lunch on board.

Evening: Return to Hanoi and relax. Dine at a restaurant in the Old Quarter and experience Hanoi’s nightlife.

Day 6 – Hanoi: Exploring Ethnic Diversity

Morning: Visit the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Afternoon: Explore the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, showcasing the country’s 54 ethnic groups.

Evening: Visit the Lotte Tower Observation Deck for panoramic city views. Dine at the tower’s restaurant.

Day 7 – Hanoi: Military History and Botanical Wonders

Morning: Visit the Vietnam Military History Museum to learn about the country’s military past. Then, enjoy some quiet time at the Hanoi Botanical Gardens.

Afternoon: Visit Ba Dinh Square, where Ho Chi Minh declared Vietnam’s independence.

Evening: Take a stroll around the beautiful Truc Bach Lake. Dine at a local restaurant serving classic Vietnamese dishes.

Day 8 – Day Trip to Ninh Binh: Natural and Historic Beauty

Morning & Afternoon: Take a day trip to Ninh Binh, known as “Halong Bay on land”. Visit the ancient capital of Hoa Lu and take a boat ride in Tam Coc.

Evening: Return to Hanoi. Enjoy a relaxing evening at your leisure.

Day 9 – Hanoi: Modern Exploration

Morning: Explore the contemporary architecture of Hanoi at the Vietnam National Convention Center.

Afternoon: Visit the Hanoi Museum, showcasing the history of the city from ancient times to the present.

Evening: Dine at one of Hanoi’s modern fusion restaurants, combining Vietnamese and international cuisine.

Day 10 – Hanoi: Farewell Day

Morning: Visit the Long Bien Market for some last-minute souvenir shopping.

Afternoon: Spend your last day at leisure. Revisit your favorite places or discover new spots in the city.

Evening: Savor a farewell dinner at a high-end Vietnamese restaurant. Reflect on your journey and the memories made in this vibrant city.