10 days in Hanoi, Halong Bay & Phu Quoc Island Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 3 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Ferry to Cat Ba, Fly to Duong Dong
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Duong Dong
— 4 nights
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Hanoi — 3 nights

The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
On the 17th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hanoi trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Hanoi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Halong Bay — 2 nights

Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then take in the views from Pont Bai Chay, and then step off the mainland to explore Cat Ba Island. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay, then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ha Long Market.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Halong Bay trip planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Halong Bay by combination of bus and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Duong Dong.
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Duong Dong — 4 nights

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Take a break from Duong Dong with a short trip to Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc in Ganh Dau, about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with Phu Quoc Jeep Tour, experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, browse the different shops at The Vietnamese Artists, and sample some tasty brews at Beer Fridge.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong journey planning tool.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Duong Dong in 6.5 hours. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Phu Quoc Island travel guide

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Beaches · Spas · Fishing Charters & Tours
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture. Known for its pepper farming and fish sauce brewing, the island retains a charming rusticity in its fishing towns and inland plantations. Phu Quoc Island tourism developed rapidly, with a number of resorts sitting on the golden sands along the southwest coast. With half of the island registered as a national park, the dense jungles and mountains of the interior remain protected from overdevelopment--good news for wildlife living there, including slow lorises, macaques, owls, and tortoises.
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