I can still remember the first time that I traveled alone due to unforeseen circumstances. I was supposed to visit Vietnam with my mom but she couldn’t leave work for a week. The reason that I’m going to Vietnam at first was to take the IELTS exam but I didn’t know that this opportunity will lead me to the greatest adventure of my life. I originally stayed there for more than a week, but I will show in this itinerary how to explore the best things in Vietnam for 4 days.
Day 0: NAIA to No Bai Airport
08:00 PM - NAIA Terminal 2 - Tax: Php 1,620 10:15 PM - Departure in Manila (of course, I used FLYTPACK during my trip coz it's so covenient and has super fast connection!!!) 12:30 AM - Arrival in No Bai Airport NOTE: It is advisable to rent a transport service from the airport to your hotel when arriving at these hours 01:45 AM - Check in at Hanoi Graceful Hotel Travel essentials ✔
Day 1: St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Hanoi Old Quarter, Water Puppet Show
10:00 AM - St. Joseph's Cathedral 📍 40 Nhà Chung, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm 🕒 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM -6:00 PM daily 12:00 NN - Hanoi Old Quarter 03:00 PM - Explore the streets of Hanoi 06:30 PM - Thang Long Puppet Theater 📍 57B Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Hàng Bạc, Hoàn Kiếm - Click here to book for a WATER PUPPET SHOW!!!
Day 2: Tran Quoc Pagoda, Lotte Observation Deck, Top of Hanoi
10:00 AM - Tran Quoc Pagoda 📍 Thanh Niên, Yên Phụ, Tây Hồ 🕒 8 AM - 4 PM 12:00 NN - Lunch and stroll at Lotte Mall 📍54 Liễu Giai, Cống Vị, Ba Đình 🕒 8 AM - 10 PM 03:00 PM - Lotte Observation Deck 📍 65th Floor 🕒 9 AM - 10 PM 💰 230,000 VND = Php 523.70 07:00 PM - Top of Hanoi 📍 65th Floor of Lotte Hotel 🕒 5 PM - 12 AM
Day 3: Ha Long Bay
10:00 AM - Ha Long Bay - Click here to book HA LONG BAY CRUISE!!!
Day 4: Egg Coffee, Dong Xuan Market
10:00 AM - Giang Cafe 📍 39 Nguyễn Hữu Huân, Hàng Bạc, Hoàn Kiếm 🕒 7 AM - 10 PM (At first, I was like " what, egg coffee? eeww!" but it was like just a coffee with whip cream and i liked it!) 11:00 AM - Dong Xuan Market 📍 Đồng Xuân, Hoàn Kiếm 🕒 7 AM - 6 PM 01:00 PM - Explore the streets of Hanoi COCONUT COFFEE !!! 03:00 PM - No Bai Airport (and yes, while waiting for my flight! 🙂 ) 06:00 PM - Flight back to Manila See you again Vietnam! I won't forget the friends that I made here!