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Planning a trip to Hanoi, Vietnam

13th Mar to 18th Mar, 2024Splurge a Little Train
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Things to do in Hanoi in March

Day 1 - Wednesday 13th, Mar
morning -

Arrive in Hanoi and check into the Apricot Hotel for a luxurious stay

afternoon -

Explore the Old Quarter and visit the Dong Xuan Market for a taste of local life and street food

evening -

Indulge in a Vietnamese dinner at Green Tangerine and enjoy the French colonial ambiance

Hotels in Hanoi, Vietnam

Day 2 - Thursday 14th, Mar
morning -

Visit the Hoa Lo Prison Museum to learn about Vietnam's history

afternoon -

Take a traditional Vietnamese cooking class at Apron Up Cooking Class

evening -

Enjoy a serene evening at the West Lake and dine at the iconic Sen Ho Tay Restaurant

Day 3 - Friday 15th, Mar
morning -

Visit the peaceful countryside of Duong Lam ancient village and explore the ancient architecture and local culture

afternoon -

Indulge in a luxurious spa experience at La Siesta Spa in Hanoi's Old Quarter

evening -

Experience a traditional water puppet show at Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre

Day 4 - Saturday 16th, Mar
morning -

Take a scenic train ride from Hanoi to Ninh Binh province and explore Trang An Grottoes by boat

afternoon -

Visit the ancient capital Hoa Lu and explore the historic temples and pagodas

evening -

Return to Hanoi and dine at the iconic Cha Ca La Vong for a traditional Vietnamese seafood feast

Day 5 - Sunday 17th, Mar
morning -

Visit the peaceful and beautiful Temple of Literature, known as the first university of Vietnam

afternoon -

Indulge in a luxurious spa treatment at the Metropole Hanoi - Le Spa du Metropole

evening -

Take a leisurely stroll around the Hoan Kiem Lake and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the city

Day 6 - Monday 18th, Mar
morning -

Board the train from Hanoi back to Mumbai, carrying cherished memories of a remarkable solo adventure

Weather in Hanoi in Invalid date
Avg Temp16°C to 28°C
Chance of Rain20%

March is a great time to visit Hanoi. The weather is warm and sunny, with average temperatures ranging from 16 to 28 degrees Celsius. There is a low chance of rain, so you can enjoy your trip without worrying about getting wet. So we are suggesting you pack accordingly.

Travel eSims for Vietnam

*Travel eSims are a great way to stay connected while travelling. They are easy to set up online, no need to visit a store, and can be used in multiple countries. They are a data saver compared to international roaming and are compatible with most phones.

Things to Carry on your trip to Hanoi

Clothing & Apparel

Light, breathable fabrics -

Loose-fitting clothes made of natural fibers like cotton or linen will keep you cool and comfortable in the warm and humid weather.

Comfortable walking shoes -

You'll be doing a lot of walking in Hanoi, so make sure your shoes are comfortable and supportive.

Hat and sunglasses -

The sun can be strong in Vietnam, so protect your head and eyes with a hat and sunglasses.

Light jacket or sweater -

Evenings can be cool in Hanoi, so bring a light jacket or sweater to layer over your clothes.


Small backpack or daypack -

A small backpack or daypack is perfect for carrying your essentials while you're exploring Hanoi.

Sunscreen -

Sunscreen is essential for protecting your skin from the sun's harmful rays.

Insect repellent -

Insect repellent will help keep mosquitoes and other bugs away.

Hand sanitizer -

Hand sanitizer is a must-have for keeping your hands clean while you're traveling.

Essentials & Must Haves

Passport and visa -

Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your intended stay in Vietnam and that you have the necessary visa.

Travel insurance -

Travel insurance is always a good idea in case of unexpected events.

Money -

Vietnam's currency is the Vietnamese dong (VND). You can exchange currency at banks, exchange bureaus, and hotels.

Phone and charger -

Your phone is essential for staying connected and getting around.

Good to have

Universal adapter -

A universal adapter will allow you to plug your electronics into outlets in Vietnam.

Small first-aid kit -

A small first-aid kit can be helpful for treating minor injuries.

Guidebook or map -

A guidebook or map can help you plan your trip and get around Hanoi.

Snacks -

Snacks can be handy for when you're on the go.


Camera -

A camera is a great way to capture your memories of Hanoi.

Laptop or tablet -

A laptop or tablet can be useful for staying connected, working, or researching your trip.

Good to Knows

Payment Options -

Cash and credit cards are both widely accepted in Hanoi. However, it's always a good idea to have some local currency on hand for small purchases.

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