What to do in Hanoi in one day

09:00 – Sofitel Plaza Hanoi

09:30 – Quan Thanh Temple

10:30 – WannaWaffle?

11:00 – West Lake

12:30 – Home Vietnamese Restaurant

14:00 – Old Quarter

16:00 – Cafe Runam

17:00 – Hoa Lo Prison

18:30 – Ancient House

19:30 – Gia Ngu Restaurant

21:00 – Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

22:30 – RockStore

23:59 – HERO Bar

 

We mapped out your day trip in Hanoi

Each highlight of your day trip is numbered, simply follow the guide

What you should absolutely know about Hanoi

City highlights, food & drinks, expressions, weather, how to get there and how to get around

Hanoi is a city that is always on the move. During you Hanoi day trips, there is so much to do and see, make sure you find time to relax. Gather your strength with a synchronized t’ai chi lesson at dawn on the shores of Hoan Kiem Lake or people watch at Lenin Park. Visit the Bach Ma Temple, Hoa Lo Prison, and the stunning Halong Bay with its many boats. Embark on many tours around the city, including food and walking tours or relax at one of the many bars with a cup of coffee as the night falls

One could easily spend all day exploring the Old Quarter, the heart of Hanoi. Check out the Museum of Ethnology, the Women’s Museum, or the Temple of Literature. See a show at the Thang Long Water Puppet Theater and walk around the Fine Arts Museum

Bun Cha is a traditional dish of grilled pork and noodles. Simply try it, you will love it. Indulge in fluffy Bánh bao, Bánh cuốn, and the bready Bánh mì. Try the tasty and popular meat dish, Bún bò nam bộ, and if you’re brave, brace yourself to try the spicy soup, Bún bò huế

“Hello” is “Xin chào” (Pronounced sin chow), “Làm ơn” (Pronounced lam uhhn) means “Please” and “Cảm ơn” (Pronounced gauhm uhhn) means “Thank you”. “Yes” is “Đúng” (Pronounced doong) and “No” is “Không” (Pronounced kaumng)

Hanoi’s summer is very hot with the average highs around 90 degrees, high humidity, and heavy rain. Fall temperatures hover in the 70s and winters are cool, around 50 or 60 degrees. Spring is often wet, with temperature in the 60s

City buses number 7 and 17 connect the airport to the city center for around 5,000 Vietnamese dong notes. Taxis are also available for about 320,000. Taking a mini-bus into the city costs around 32,000

Hanoi has a great number of city buses that run all over the city. Rent a regular bike to explore the city at your own speed. Hail a taxi or ride on the bike of a motorbike taxi for a quick and unique trip around Hanoi

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