How to plan a Hanoi Itinerary 6 days? This is a common question of many tourists when visiting this cultural land.
With a view to making your visit go smoothly, this article will provide you information and recommendations for what to in Hanoi for 6 days for those who set your foot in Hanoi at the first time.
Day 1: Wandering around Hanoi Old Quarter
Hoan Kiem Lake
One special feature of Hanoi geography is that there are many lakes and rivers surrounding the city. Hoan Kiem Lake is located in the heart of Hanoi and it becomes an ideal destination for Hanoians’ escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
87 Ma May Ancient House
Located on a peaceful alley near Silver Street, 87 Ma May House allures tourists by its ancient, simple and sophisticated charm of an ancient house.
- Opening hour: 8:00- 20:00
- Ticket price: 10.000 VND/person
Saint Joseph’s Cathedral Hanoi
Enduring the ups and downs of history, S. Joseph’s Cathedral is viewed as a witness which observes the changes of Hanoi during three last centuries. In general, S. Joseph’s Cathedral looks like Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, a huge Catholic cathedral symbolizing Gothic architectural style of France.
- Address: 40 Nha Chung, Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
- Opening hours: In the morning: 7:00-11:30; In the afternoon: 15:00-21:00
Hanoi Old Quarter
In the afternoon, our Hanoi Itinerary 6 days begins with Hanoi Old Quarter.
The unique feature of Hanoi is Hanoi Old Quarter of 36 streets with ancient houses and streets that still maintain its original appearance since 19th century. You can wander around ancient alleys to explore the tranquility and simplicity of Hanoi city.
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Day 2 – Hanoi Itinerary 6 days
Temple of Literature
Temple of Literature used to be an ancient school of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long as well as the first university of Southeast Asia. This is an ancient historical relic where often takes place a large number of interesting cultural and scientific activities.
- Address: 58 Quoc Tu Giam, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
- Opening hours: 8:00-18:00
- Ticket price: 30.000 VND/ticket
Ba Dinh Square – Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is the final resting place of the iconic Vietnamese president named Ho Chi Minh. The mausoleum was first constructed on September 2nd, 1973 in the old stage in the middle of Ba Dinh Square. This is also where President Ho Chi Minh announced the Declaration of Independence.
- Address: 2 Hung Vuong, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
- Opening hours:
- Summer (From April 1st to October 31th): Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 7:30- 10:30; Saturday, Sunday and occasions: 7:30- 11:00
- Winter (From November 1st to March 31th): 8:00-11:00
Vietnam Museum of Ethology
The next destination in Hanoi Itinerary 6 days is Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.
When you visit Vietnam Museum of Ethology, tourists will be welcomed to travel and explore ethology from religious events to tribal rituals of 54 different Vietnamese tribes.
TripAdvisor, a prestigious international website on tourism votes Vietnam Museum of Ethology to rank the fourth of 25 must-see Asian museums in 2014.
- Opening hours: 8:30-17:30 all weekly days except Monday
- Ticket price: 40.000VND/adult and 10.000 VND/child
- Address: Nguyen Van Huyen, Quan Hoa, Cau Giay, Hanoi
Ta Hien Beer Street
At every evening, Ta Hien Street is plenty of small and big groups passing by to enjoy food, drink beer or just simply chat together. At Ta Hien Street are various restaurants and food stores from the affordable level to the luxurious one so that tourists are free to choose.
Day 3 – Hanoi Itinerary 6 days
Located near the middle of the capital, West Lake has the largest area in Hanoi. It is a relaxing destination of not only locals but foreign tourists as well. In here, you can participate in a variety of interesting activities such as sailing, bicycling and doing shopping.
Tran Quoc Temple
Tran Quoc Temple is situated on Thanh Nien Street. With the history of approximately 1400 years, Tran Quoc is the oldest of Thang Long, Hanoi as well as one of the most ancient pagodas in Vietnam. In 2017, Tran Quoc Temple was listed as one of 16 most beautiful pagodas of the world by a British newspaper named Daily Mail.
- Address: Thanh Nien, Yen Phu, Tay Ho, Hanoi
- Opening hour: 8:00-16:00
Long Bien Bridge
Taking a vital role in both architecture and history, Long Bien Bridge has contributed a lot to the attempts of fighting for independence of Vietnamese people. This construction is a symbol of military power and construction technique of the country.
Thang Long Water Puppet Theater
Puppets are performed on the surface of water following the leading of professional artists behind the tormentor. The stories told in water puppet performances reflect clearly the lifestyle and culture of Vietnamese group. Especially, water puppetry receives much love from foreign tourists.
Bat Trang Ceramic Village
Start the fourth day in Hanoi Itinerary 6 days by visiting Bat Trang Ceramic Village.
About 15 kilometers from the center of Hanoi, Bat Trang Pottery Village is a ceramic village that preserves the traditional essences of Vietnam. On the journey of exploring these trade village, you can make beautiful pottery products in your own way. Sounds interesting, right?
- Address: Bat Trang Commune, Gia Lam District, Hanoi
- Opening hours: 7:00- 17:00 every day
Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural
The construction of Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural started in 2008 in the occasion of the anniversary of 1000-year-old Than Long, Hanoi. This ceramic road is one of the unique tourist attractions that you must see when visiting Hanoi capital. Guiness record organization has acknowledges this road as the longest picture in the world.
Shopping at Dong Xuan Market – a top famous market on Hanoi Old Quarter
Existing since 1889, Dong Xuan Market is the oldest market area in Hanoi. This market is noted for a variety of goods, mainly fabrics and clothes. A visit to Dong Xuan Market possibly brings tourists a chance to observe the festive atmosphere of the bustle trade street.
Phung Hung Fresco Street
Phung Hung Fresco Street, a new sightseeing of Hanoi is opened on February 2nd, 2018. Before, this street was just a parking and trading area of locals. Then the government of Hanoi has renovated and transformed it into a unique and impressive fresco street.
Of all 127 circle arches, there are 17 masterpieces that reappear the Hanoi’s history of one thousand years of culture and civilization. Address: 27B Phung Hung, Ma Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Duong Lam Ancient Village
During the visit to Duong Lam Ancient Village, tourists can seek a great chance to pass by ancient village and Son Tay ancient citadel. The unique features of Duong Lam Ancient Village Tourism Complex are brick roads, special laterite walls, imposing pagodas, village’s wells and communal houses.
What’s more, tourists can enjoy simple cuisines of this village, namely boiled rural chicken, spinach with Mong Phu sweet soya sauce, fried fiber melon and sweets.
Or you can choose:
Thanh Chuong Viet Palace
Thanh Chuong Viet Palace, a must-see landscape is an ideal horizon for those who are keen on exploring the culture value when they have a chance to set their foot on Hanoi. Regarded as an architectural area which keeps much historical value, Thanh Chuong Viet Palace appears in many international articles, for instance, The New York Times and Herald Tribune.
- Address: Hien Ninh, Soc Son, Hanoi
- Opening hour: 9:00- 17:00 every day
- Ticket price: 150.000 VND/adult
The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long
Thang Long Imperial Citadel is a historical relic whose relation is close to the development of Thang Long, Hanoi. The citadel has been constructed and restored by many king dynasties in Vietnam history. Thang Long Imperial Citadel takes a vital role in the historical relic system of Vietnam.
Hang Dau’s Water Towers
Hang Dau’s Water Towers is a construction with its main task of providing fresh water for Hanoians since French colonialism. This construction is built on 6 alley, Hang Dau Street, Quan Thanh, Hang Thang, Hang Luoc, Hang Giay, Phan Dinh Phung. The architecture of the tower is relatively similar to that of a blockhouse, hence, many tourists accidentally call it as “Hang Dau’s Post”. This name gradually becomes popular from now on.
We finish our Hanoi Itinerary 6 days in Ba Vi National Park, a place outside Hanoi.
Ba Vi National Park
About 60 kilometers from Hanoi to the South, Ba Vi National Park is among the most pretty reserves serving for travel and entertainment. This park is located on Tan Linh commune, Ba Vi district, Hanoi. This park is known as its sublime natural beauty harmonious with the people.
The mountainous terrain with the great forest coverage provides Ba Vi with a cool fresh climate, particularly summer (April to October of solar calendar). In winter, the surrounding clouds and fog form an outstanding scenery for Ba Vi National Park.
- Ticket price: 60.000 VND/ticket
That was our suggestion for Hanoi Itinerary 6 days, have a perfect trip to Hanoi!