Full itinerary travel in Ha Long 2 days 1 night: Where to go, Local food, Reasonal price

For the first time in Halong, it makes you feel nervous that we don’t have enough time to wonder all the UNESCO cultural Heritage. The secret guide below will help you have a short and incredibly meaningful trip

First of all, a phone with full charge will help you have a beautiful picture with your friend.

1. The best season in Halong

Ha Long has distinct weather characteristics for all four seasons, similar to other northern provinces of Vietnam. Each season has its unique climate features. Depending on personal preferences, visitors can choose the best time to travel to Ha Long.

For those who enjoy swimming and beach activities,  April to September is the ideal time to visit Ha Long. The weather is warm and sunny with little to no rain. However, this is also the peak travel season as students are on summer break, and families often take this opportunity to go on vacation together.

For those who want to enjoy the gentle autumn and winter atmosphere on the bay and beach, the period from November to February is perfect. During this time, the weather is cool, and the atmosphere is quiet and peaceful, offering a great opportunity for privacy and relaxation.

Halong Bay on the summer 

2. Transportation Options for a 2-day Trip to Ha Long

2.1. Personal vehicle

If you are an adventurous person looking for a unique experience, traveling to Ha Long for 2 days using your vehicle is a great option. You can choose to travel by motorbike or car from Hanoi to Ha Long, which takes about 3 hours. If you opt for a car, you can take the new Hanoi – Hai Phong – Ha Long expressway. For motorbikes, you can follow Highway 1A, pass through Bac Ninh, and then turn onto Route QL18 to reach Uong Bi – Ha Long.

Moto travelMotobike on travel

2.2. Public Transportation

  • Bus 

Coaches are the most popular and fastest way to travel to Ha Long. From Hanoi, you can take a coach from My Dinh bus station via the old route, which takes about 4-5 hours to reach Ha Long. Alternatively, you can opt for a 9-seater Limousine service that picks you up from home and takes the new Hanoi – Hai Phong expressway, cutting travel time to just 3 hours.

  • Train

While trains take much longer (about 7-8 hours), it’s an experience worth trying if you’re curious. Trains from Hanoi depart daily from Yen Vien station to Ha Long station, with seats typically being hard seats.

  • Flight 

If you’re traveling to Ha Long for 2 days from Central or Southern Vietnam, consider flying to save time. You can fly to either Cat Bi Airport in Hai Phong or Van Don Airport in Quang Ninh, then take a taxi to Ha Long. Both airports offer multiple daily flights, allowing you to choose a convenient schedule.

3. Hotel on Halong 2 days 1 night 

Depending on your budget Peony will recommend for you 3 hotel : 

Hotel 3*: Located in the heart of Ha Long City, Sunderland Hotel Ha Long offers 30 modern and well-equipped rooms, adhering to 3-star standards. Conveniently positioned, it is just a few minutes’ drive from popular tourist attractions such as Sun World, Tuan Chau, and shopping centers. The spacious rooms range from 28-30m² in size.

Sunderland Halong 

Hotel 4*: Inspired by the imagery of a Mediterranean muse bathed in sunlight, Danitel has chosen a contemporary architectural style to create a vibrant and lively space. The hotel boasts a total of 200 bedrooms, located just 5 minutes by car from Sun World and a little over 10 minutes from Tuan Chau. Featuring an infinity pool overlooking the stunning bay, the hotel offers a beautiful setting.

Danitel Halong

Hotel 5*: Perched atop a hill in Hai Quan, D’Lioro Hotel & Resort offers panoramic views of Ha Long City and the bay, blending modern style with a touch of Greek influence. The spacious, palace-like grounds feature two areas: villas and a hotel. Amenities include diverse services such as restaurants, bars, infinity pools, a spa, and a children’s play area, catering to every traveler’s needs.

D’Lioro Hotel & Resort

4. Full itinerary Halong 2 days 1 night 

Day 1: Hanoi – Bai Chay – Quang Ninh Museum – Reu Island

6:00 AM: Depart from Hanoi to Ha Long City. To save time and costs when visiting Ha Long Bay, start early in the morning. You’ll arrive in Ha Long around 9:00 a.m. Check into your hotel, have breakfast, and take a rest.

Van Don Airport – Best choice for saving your time

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Visit Bai Chay Beach. Bai Chay in Quang Ninh is the city’s largest beach, attracting many tourists for swimming and relaxation. This artificial beach stretches over 1000 meters with beautiful clean sand, clear water, and endless rows of pine trees.

Bai Chay Beach – Halong

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Lunch at Bai Chay and relax.

Cua Vang Restaurant – Great and affordable seafood at Bai Chay.

Crab hotpot at Cua Vang Restaurant in Bai Chay, Halong City

To enjoy delicious seafood, especially the crab hotpot at Cua Vang Restaurant in Bai Chay, Ha Long City, here are the details:

  • Address: 32 Phan Chu Trinh, Bai Chay, Ha Long City, Quang Ninh
  • Opening Hours: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Price Range: 50,000 VND – 300,000 VND

Queen Ha Long Restaurant – A delicious dining spot in Bai Chay

Horseshoe crab grill at Queen Halong Restaurant

Sam biển (seafood sam) with authentic flavors at Queen Ha Long Restaurant, one of the excellent dining spots in Bai Chay.

  • Address: 424 Ha Long Street, Cai Dam Area, Bai Chay, Quang Ninh
  • Price Range: 200,000 VND – 350,000 VND

Phuong Nam Ha Long Restaurant – A delicious dining spot in Bai Chay, Quang Ninh

Sea food on Phuong Nam Halong Restaurant

Phuong Nam Ha Long Restaurant – A delicious dining spot in Bai Chay, offering a diverse and enticing menu.

  • Addresses:
    • Do Si Hoa Street, Cai Dam Urban Area, Bai Chay, Ha Long City
    • LV2-3, LV2-4, Lot OSL 3, Sun Premier Village, Ha Long
  • Opening Hours: 09:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Price Range: From 200,000 VND

14:00 P.M – 15:00 P.M: Visit Quang Ninh Museum

Quang Ninh Museum is the next stop on your 2-day, 1-night itinerary in Ha Long. Here, you can freely check in and admire its unique architecture while learning about the history and culture of the coastal city of Ha Long

Halong museum

15:00 P.M – 17:00 P.M: Explore Reu Island, Quang Ninh

Reu Island in Quang Ninh is located about 600 meters from Bai Chay, often likened to a miniature Dubai of Quang Ninh Province due to its picturesque beauty. Reu Island is approximately 150 km from Hanoi, accessible by motorcycle or highway bus to Bai Chay Beach. A high-speed boat trip to Reu Island takes only 10-15 minutes, accommodating 15 to 20 passengers per trip.

Reu island – Bay Chay – Halong

17:30 P.M: Return to the hotel to enjoy available services such as a swimming pool, bar, spa, etc.

Day 2: 7h travel on cruise  

In the last day, you will follow the itinerary of the cruise, enjoy your food, and snap some pictures with friends or your family!!!

7:00 AM: Boarding begins on the Sea Octopus at Sungroup International Passenger Port.

8:30 – 8:50 AM: Guests are welcomed aboard at the dock, where they can relax and enjoy the stunning bay.

8:50 – 9:00 AM: The Sea Octopus sets sail from Halong International Passenger Terminal with a lively drum performance. Guests receive a welcome drink and a video introduction to the cruise, along with safety and environmental information. For late arrivals after 9:00 AM, private canoe services are available for an additional fee.

Cruise on Halong

9:00 – 10:30 AM: Cruise through Halong Bay, marveling at its scenic beauty.

10:30 – 11:15 AM: Arrive at Titop Island for leisure time. Guests can swim in the emerald waters of Moon Beach or hike to the island’s summit for panoramic views.

View from Titop Island

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM: Explore Luon Cave by bamboo boat or kayak or opt for a private canoe tour (additional cost).

Kayak actitivies

12:30 – 1:15 PM: Enjoy a delicio

us lunch at Bayside Delight or Sea Breeze restaurant, featuring Asian, Eurasian cuisine, seafood, and local specialties.

Seafood buffet on cruise

1:15 – 2:45 PM: Visit Sung Sot Cave, known for its impressive stalactites and stalagmites.

Sung Sot Cave

2:45 – 4:00 PM: Cruise back to Ha Long International Passenger Port. Enjoy afternoon tea with music at The Echo Bar or relax at the Mini Lounge, soaking in the sunset over Halong Bay.

4:15 PM: Disembark from the ship, concluding your journey.

A 2-day, 1-night trip to Ha Long promises to be a memorable experience. Visit the beautiful city of Ha Long to fully unwind, even if you have limited travel time. Hopefully, the detailed itinerary provided for a 1-day tour of Ha Long will make your exploration convenient and straightforward.


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