Our Guide For A Perfect Two-Week Trip To Vietnam


5 Days In Hanoi

We stayed in Hanoi for five days as we wanted to take time to recover from jet lag, fully explore and also take a day trip to Ha Long Bay. Our first day in Hanoi was disconcerting. We honestly didn’t know if we liked the city or not.

There are motorbikes everywhere (literally) and they rarely stop at the red light. We felt overwhelmed and so scared to cross the street. Though after a couple of days, we fell in love with this hectic and chaotic city.


There are great spots to discover and we really enjoyed the authentic Vietnamese food. Hanoi isn’t a touristy city at all, you can really experience how locals live and we thought it was a great place to start our trip with.

See our favourite activities in Hanoi next.

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