5 days in Vietnam Itinerary

5 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Halong Bay
— Few hours
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Ninh Binh
— 1 day
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Hanoi
— 2 nights
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Sapa
— 1 night

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Halong Bay

Halong Bay ©
Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Halong Bay driving holiday website.

Ho Chi Minh City to Halong Bay is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

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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.
On the 14th (Wed), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ninh Binh trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, and bus from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh takes 7 hours. In October in Ninh Binh, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): take a stroll through Old Quarter, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then view the masterpieces at A Dong Art Gallery.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hanoi online travel route planner.

You can take a bus from Ninh Binh to Hanoi in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Temple of Literature & National University ©
Temple of Literature & National University

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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.
To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sapa online vacation planner.

You can drive from Hanoi to Sapa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Deo Tram Ton ©
Deo Tram Ton

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