11 days in Hanoi, Ninh Binh & Sapa Itinerary

11 days in Hanoi, Ninh Binh & Sapa Itinerary

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Hanoi
— Few hours
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Ninh Binh
— 3 nights
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Sapa
— 3 nights
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Hanoi
— 3 nights

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Hanoi

Hanoi
The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi online trip itinerary maker.

Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi is an approximately 5-hour travel. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. On the 25th (Fri), you'll travel to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Hanoi

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Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh ©
A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hoa Lu Temples of the Dinh & Le Dynasties. Step out of Ninh Binh with an excursion to Bai Dinh Pagoda in Gia Sinh--about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Trang An Grottoes, Head underground at Mua Caves, and make a trip to Tuyet Tinh Coc.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ninh Binh holiday builder website.

You can drive from Hanoi to Ninh Binh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Ninh Binh are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Trang An Grottoes ©
Trang An Grottoes
Bai Dinh Pagoda ©
Bai Dinh Pagoda
Tam Coc ©
Tam Coc

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Sapa

Sapa ©
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
You've added Ta Phin Village, Ham Rong Mountain, Sun World Fansipan Legend, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Cat Cat village and pause for some serene contemplation at The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church).

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You can drive from Ninh Binh to Sapa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature · Parks · Transportation · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:
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Love Waterfall ©
Love Waterfall
Cat Cat village ©
Cat Cat village
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley

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Hanoi

Hanoi ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake). Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, then contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and finally stop by TiredCity Hang Bong.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sapa to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©

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