16 days in Hanoi & Cat Ba Itinerary

16 days in Hanoi & Cat Ba Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam holiday maker

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

16 days in Hanoi & Cat Ba Itinerary

Start: Oslo, Norway
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Hanoi
— 7 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
2
Cat Ba
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  26 h
End: Oslo, Norway

7
nights
Hanoi

Hanoi ©
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.
Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Presidential Palace Historical Site. Spend the 20th (Sat) on the water with a fishing tour. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chua Tran Quoc, explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi day trip tool .

Oslo, Norway to Hanoi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Oslo to Hanoi, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Chua Tran Quoc ©
Chua Tran Quoc

6
nights
Cat Ba

Cat Ba ©
The largest of the islands in the south of the bay, Cat Ba offers a base for exploring the many limestone landmasses across the UNESCO-protected bay.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Quan Lan Beach and Minh Chau beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and Bai Chay Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cat Ba side-trips: Halong Bay (Bai Tu Long Bay, Ti Top Beach, &more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Cat Co 1 Beach, Head underground at Trung Trang Cave, and explore the striking landscape of Cat Ba Island.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cat Ba day trip planning tool .

You can take a bus from Hanoi to Cat Ba in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Halong Bay, Quan Lan
Highlights from your plan
Quan Lan Beach ©
Quan Lan Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Minh Chau beach ©
Minh Chau beach

Similar Plans

20 days in Hanoi BY A USER FROM PERU January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM CANADA April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Hanoi BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Hanoi BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Ho Chi Minh City & Hanoi BY A USER FROM INDIA March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Laos, Hanoi & Yangon (Rangoon) BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Asia BY A USER FROM INDIA March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Asia BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Asia BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
See more plans