Hanoi City Tour 1 Day | Everything you need to know

If you have only one day in Hanoi, where will you go? It seems to be a tough question since there are hundreds of tourist destinations, but luckily you found us in this place! Let’s choose the most suitable path in our recommendation of the Hanoi city tour 1 day now!

1. Morning Schedule

We bet that you will rent accommodation in Hanoi Old Quarter. Therefore, let’s warm up with some places in the center of the capital.

1.1. Hoan Kiem Lake

Hoan Kiem Lake
Hoan Kiem Lake


Going to Hoan Kiem Lake is very convenient, you can choose your private means or public transport. It is likened to the heart of Hanoi's capital with the Turtle Tower built in the middle of the lake. Walking around, you will be surrounded by heritages of great cultural significance and the long history of The Huc Bridge and Ngoc Son Temple. 

Moreover, the space here is always fresh and airy. In case you visit it on the weekend, you can try some activities such as portrait drawing or Vietnamese traditional dances. 

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1.2. St. Joseph's Cathedral

St. Joseph's Cathedral
St. Joseph's Cathedral

The Cathedral is located at 40 Nha Chung Street, Hang Trong Ward, Hoan Kiem. It has European Gothic architecture, combined with indigenous architecture shown in the terracotta tiled roof. However, the inside is decorated based on Vietnamese tradition. Therefore, this is a very unique combination of both designs.

1.3. The Hanoi Opera House

The Hanoi Opera House
The Hanoi Opera House

Located at 1 Trang Tien, the Hanoi Opera House is one of the beautiful tourist attractions with many historical imprints. This is the venue for major art shows by many of Vietnam's top famous singers and artists. Coming here, you can admire the magnificent architecture of the Opera House or purchase tickets to one of the regularly held shows to see the magnificent interior.

1.4. Old Quarter

Wandering around the Old Quarter and enjoying traditional cuisine such as pho Bat Dan, grilled fish La Vong, vermicelli Hang Manh, etc. will make your trip more memorable. Lunchtime!

2. Afternoon Schedule

2.1. Thang Long Imperial citadel

Thang Long Imperial citadel

Now, after being full of delicious food, are you ready to travel a bit further? Thang Long Imperial citadel is a relic complex associated with the development of Thang Long - Hanoi, built by kings in many historical periods. This is also the most important relic in the system of historical monuments of Vietnam. 

2.2. The Temple Of Literature

The Temple Of Literature
The Temple Of Literature

If you name the top tourist attractions in Hanoi in the past and now, perhaps everyone will immediately think of the Temple of Literature. This is a leading cultural architecture and is the pride of the people of the capital when it comes to the thousand-year-old tradition of Vietnamese education.

2.3. One-Pillar Pagoda

 One-Pillar Pagoda
One-Pillar Pagoda

One-Pillar Pagoda was built in 1049 under the Ly dynasty and has now become one of the symbols of Hanoi's capital. In addition to its spiritual significance, One-Pillar Pagoda is a unique architectural work with high aesthetics, expressed through visual arts on the water, sculpture, painting, etc.

3. Night Schedule

3.1. Lenin Park

 Lenin Park
Lenin Park

Lenin Park is not only a solemn and beautiful highlight of the beloved capital but also attracts many people to its unique heritage. Coming to the park, you can see a place full of entertainment activities for residents as well as tourists.

3.2. Ba Dinh Square And Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

 Ba Dinh Square
Ba Dinh Square

Ba Dinh Square is the largest square in Vietnam, located on Hung Vuong Street and in front of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. This is the place where parades take place on the occasion of major Vietnamese holidays, and is also a destination to visit, take photos, and learn valuable things for tourists and Hanoians.

4. Some Notes Before Going In Hanoi City Tour Full Day

Traveling a city tour Hanoi for 1 day is an activity that is loved by many young people in the capital and tourists. However, to ensure your journey goes smoothly, you should keep a few things in mind:

  • Prepare and bring all kinds of identification, 

  • Check the weather forecast.

  • If traveling by motorbike, choose a vehicle with good off-road capability.

Before setting off, you need to find out carefully the route to the fun places around Hanoi in this 1 day to balance the time to rest and move in the most reasonable way.

Finally, don’t forget to share with us your experience with the Hanoi city tour 1 day as mentioned!

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author hoan
My name is Hoan and I come from Hanoi, with more than 10 years working in the tourism industry (both as a tour guide then tour operator). I am very proud to say that I can give you the best advice for your trip to beautiful Vietnam.

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