Vietnam Hanoi Itinerary – 4 Days 3 Nights Free & Easy

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and upon you touched down at Noi Bai International Airport, you will notice the propaganda poster along the streets or highway which capture your attention! Pictures with image of soldiers holding a gun, painted with simple lines and  brightcolor to stand out their subject and theme.

Most people will choose to stay in Old Quarter Hanoi, a place full of local streets food and nearby to many tourist spot such as water puppets show or iconic Hoan Kiem Lake.  At night, you will see grand party near Hoan Kiem Lake in Old Quarters, especially during evening of Friday, Saturday & Sunday when night markets open!

Vietnam Hanoi Itinerary - 4 Days 3 Nights Free & Easy

Summary of 4 Day 3 Night Hanoi Trip as below :

Day 1 : Lesson Learnt from Hanoi City Vietnam

Click on lesson learnt from Hanoi City Vietnam to get the details tips how to explore Hanoi City.

  1. How not to get scammed by taxi driver in Hanoi city
  2. Top Vietnamese food to eat in Hanoi
  3. Long Bien Bridge
  4. Water Puppet Show 
  5. Hanoi Old Quarter
  6. Hoan Kiem Lake/Sword Lake
  7. Temple of the Jade Mountain/Ngoc Son Temple
  8. Temple of Literature – First University in Hanoi
  9. Ho Chi Minh Museum
  10. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
  11. Hoa Lo prison
  12. Museum of Revolution

Day 2 : Halong Bay  & Hanoi Night Market at Old Quarters

Halong Bay is just less than 200 km away from Hanoi but it took 3.5 hours to reach. You can book via Klook to do Halong Bay one day tour.  Click Halong Bay link above to check out further details.

Vietnam Hanoi Itinerary - 4 Days 3 Nights Free & Easy

Day 3 : Trang An Bicycle Tour cum Boat Tour & Bai DinhTemple in Ninh Binh 

What I like about Trang An is the countryside field bicycle tour, it was fun riding along paddy fields, seeing chicken and goats running around with the backdrops of limestone mountains.

Vietnam Hanoi Itinerary - 4 Days 3 Nights Free & Easy

Where to stay?

There are many hotels and hostel in Old Quarter.  I stayed at May De Ville Old Quarter Hotel for my entire 3 nights.  May De Ville located at the Old Quarter so it is super convenient if you wanted to do night shopping. Just 5 mins walk to reach the iconic Hoan Kiem Lake and the water puppet show theater.

Click here to find out my hotel review on May De Villa Old Quarter.

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14 Replies to “Vietnam Hanoi Itinerary – 4 Days 3 Nights Free & Easy”

  1. What a beautiful and worthwhile day you had. Vietnam never ceases to amaze me. I really love your shot up there with the waters, absolutely magnificent scenery. Looking forward to more!

  2. Vietnam is really a nice place and I know that there’s a lot of beautiful places that you can see there. Enjoy your stay!

  3. It looks like you had the best time in Hanoi. The bicycle tour looks like such fun I bet it was fun to cycle around and see all the sights!

  4. Vietnam is so beautiful. Love the scenic natural beauty of the place. You look so pretty, love your dress. The hotel sounds so good, would love to visit Hanoi.

  5. Wow the scenery in Vietnam is breathtaking and it sounds like their are a ton of fun things to do and see! I would love to visit and see some of these sights one day 🙂 thank u this is a very detailed article!

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