If you’re wondering what to do in 3 days in Hanoi as a first timer, you’ve got to the right place! I could only start that by saying that this peculiar city is wrapped up in mysticism, colors, smiles and kindness. It’s one of my favourite places in Vietnam, along with Ba Na Hills and Hoi An.
Hanoi is a city hard not to fall in love with. And 3 days are more than enough for that!
First of the 3 days in our Hanoi itinerary
is a walk around the Hoan Kiem Lake,
a place of folk tales and art. We start with a temple visit and continue by exploring the nearby quarters and most exciting attractions.
The second day is an introduction to the history, as well as political and educational system of Vietnam, while the third day in Hanoi is about the West Lake area, from Pagodas and Temples to modern-day skyscrapers.