Hanoi Itinerary 2 Days

Things to See in Hanoi in 2 days

If you are looking for the best things to see in Hanoi in 2 days, these are the attractions you must include in your Hanoi itinerary for 2 days. Explore further to plan a perfect trip of 2 days in Hanoi.

This Plan is Good for You if You Are:

  • Visiting Hanoi for the first time and have 2 days in hand
  • Looking for places to visit in 2 days in Hanoi
  • Staying in Hanoi and wondering how to spend 2 days in Hanoi with family and kids
  • Backpacker planning to spend 48 hours in Hanoi
  • Want to create Hanoi itinerary on your own
  • Planning weekend vacation of 2 days in Hanoi

Recommended Itineraries for Spending 2 Days

Recent Itineraries for 2 Days in Hanoi

Here are the recent itineraries by tourists who have visited Hanoi. Stop wondering what to do for 2 days in Hanoi as these trip plans will help you decide easily. Select any of the customised itineraries and modify it according to your preference to have a great weekend in Hanoi.

2 Days in Hanoi - Perfect Weekend Guide

The little country of Vietnam is a favorite island destination to many and its capital, Hanoi, adds more to its charm. Nestled on the banks of Red River, Hanoi is famous for its pristine beaches, Buddhist temples, and colonial buildings. The centuries-old architectures lining the narrow streets of Hanoi have something that attracts millions of people come here for their vacations. While the city, surrounded by the river and hills looks picture-perfect in the morning, the nightlife of Hanoi is equally tempting. You can plan 2 days in Hanoi with your loved ones and experience the staggering natural beauty of the city. Have a look at this Hanoi itinerary for 2 days.

How to spend 2 days in Hanoi?

Day 1 In Hanoi

A morning visit to Hoan Kiem Lake

You might have gone for a morning walk before any time but taking a walk around the Hoan Kiem Lake of Hanoi is of the most wonderful things you will experience. Hoan Kiem means returned Sword and the lake has this name after a legend. The lake houses thousands of turtles. As you walk around the lake, you can have your breakfast and coffee in one of the restaurants and take a tour of the statues, temples, and the bridge that has been built near the lake. Also, you can watch a show at Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre.

A historical tour of Hanoi at the Old Quarter

Hanoi has a rich history and if you are intending to know about it, you must move ahead to the Old Quarter of the city. This rea in Hanoi is dotted with a number of imperial buildings. The unique streets of the Old Quarter feature many noteworthy colonial and Vietnamese architectures and plenty of shops from where you can purchase few things. There are total 36 streets in this commercial area.

The Hanoi Nightlife

When you are spending 48 hours in Hanoi, its exotic nightlife should be a part of your trip. The quintessential nightlife of Hanoi is a must experience. For this, you can visit the Hoan Kiem Bia Hoi. here you will find many bars and pubs offering the best draft beer of Vietnam. The city of Hanoi comes to life at night as the streets of this neighborhood glitter with artificial lights. Another thing is that this the cheapest beer you will ever have. Most of the beer shops are located on the Luong Ngoc Quyen and Ta Hien streets.

Day 2 In Hanoi

Museums and Monuments

Hanoi is home to some of the best museums and monuments of Vietnam. One of the unique places is Vietnam’s Women’s Museum dedicated to the women of Vietnam and their achievements. If you want to see the cultural heritage of Vietnam, visit the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and National Museum of Vietnamese History. Fine Arts Museum and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum are also some of the best picks.

Shopping at Dong Xuan Market

Nestled at the west end of Old Quarter, Dong Xuan Market is the oldest shopping center of Hanoi. The market was originally built by the French. The three-storeyed aisle of Dong Xuan Market features many stores selling clothes, food items, vegetables, accessories, electronics and more. Everything is available at a wholesale price. You can easily spend 2-3 hours in this market.

Watch Sunset from Long Bien Bridge

Watching the sunset from Long Bien Bridge should be on your bucket list while you are in Hanoi. The bridge was built in 1902 by a French architect on the Red River. Although the bridge was damaged during the Vietnam War, it was renovated later. However, the damages can still be seen. The bridge has been featured in many poems and songs of Vietnam. You can plan a visit to this bridge at evening and gaze at the beautiful sunset over the Red River.
There is a lot to do, see, and experience in the capital city of Vietnam. Apart from visiting the attractions mentioned above, you should not miss the authentic Vietnamese food and festivals.

Tours and Activities in Hanoi for 2 Days

Booking tours and tickets for popular attractions saves a lot of your time spent in a queue. Below are some of the tours and tickets recommended for 2 days in Hanoi

Best Hotels in Hanoi for 2 Day Trip

These are some of the hotels added in the past by our travelers to their Hanoi itinerary 2 days. Check out the hotels that suit you and add them to your trip plan.

With Less Days in Hand

With limited time in hand, explore our travel ideas for 1 day in Hanoi. During a short day trip you may visit the important attractions in Hanoi.

With More Days in Hand

With more than 2 days in hand, you can comfortably spend more time at famous attractions in Hanoi. Plan lunch or dinner at the best restaurants, enjoy night-outs, indulge in adventure activites. Explore 3 days and 4 days trip ideas for Hanoi.

What Next?

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