Having only one day in Hanoi? Such a tight schedule! It’s really hard to explore Hanoi to the fullest so I’ve listed down what you cannot miss if you have just one day in Hanoi. Just follow my detailed initerary for only one day in Hanoi, you will get into the mood for Hanoi without wearing yourself out!


Exploring the historical bridge in Hanoi – Long Bien Bridge

Discovering Hanoi Old Quarter

Visting The Temple of Literature

Soaking up Vietnam Museum of Ethonology

Enjoying the Water Puppet Show

  • Expert English-speaking tour guide
  • Meal(s) listed in the itinerary
  • Private transportation with air-conditioned
  • Entrance fees at sightseeing points
  • Service charges


  • Code: HAN100101
  • Duration: A Day Tour
  • Type: Classic Highlights
  • Price: From 144$/pax
  • Starting Point: HANOI
  • Ending Point: HANOI

After breakfast, you can take the slow walk around Hoan Kiem Lake, take in its tranquil scenery, watch the local doing their first daily activities and engage deeper in the local life.

Check out Long Bien Bridge – the oldest bridge in Ha Noi and favorite spot for photographers. You can stroll around and taste mouthwatering desserts offered by vendors.

If you want to feel the whole perfect beauty of Hanoi, strolling around 36 ancient streets on foot is wholeheartedly recommended. It’s the easiest way to witness the lifestyle and working culture of capital people by yourself.

The Temple of Literature hosts the Imperial Academy – the first university of Vietnam. With many landscaped courtyards, green gardens, quiet pavilions, this place is a lot contrast to the hustling city surrounding.  

After lunch with traditional cuisines, we will soak up Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. You will be blown away by the fascinating displays of the distinct and unique culture of 54 ethnic minority groups.

Last but not least, don’t skip the legendary Water Puppet Performance, which is a signature characteristic of the North Vietnam, so it’s a rare chance to join the puppets show in its original location. If you’re going with kids, your children would definitely love it!