9 days in Hanoi, Sapa & Halong Bay Itinerary

9 days in Hanoi, Sapa & Halong Bay Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  2 h 30 min
1
Hanoi
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Bus:  8 h 15 min
2
Sapa
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Bus:  8 h 15 min
3
Hanoi
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4 h
4
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  4 h
5
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
End: Ho Chi Minh City

1
night
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 photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip itinerary app.

Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. On the 19th (Sat), you'll travel to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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2
nights
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.
Sapa is known for nature, spas, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fansipan Mountain, take in the dramatic scenery at Thac Bac Waterfall (Silver Falls), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and appreciate the views at Muong Hoa Valley.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sapa trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Hanoi to Sapa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Tours
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Walking tours
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley

1
night
Hanoi

Hanoi ©
On the 22nd (Tue), look for gifts at Tired City Bao Khanh, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), then contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and finally make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip builder website.

Getting from Sapa to Hanoi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Nature Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:
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Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake)
Temple of Literature & National University ©
Temple of Literature & National University
Hoa Lo Prison ©
Hoa Lo Prison

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Ti Top Island, explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave

2
nights
Hanoi

Hanoi ©
On the 25th (Fri), take a stroll through Old Quarter, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at One Pillar Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and finally view the masterpieces at 54 Traditions Gallery.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi vacation builder site.

Getting from Halong Bay to Hanoi by combination of ferry and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Spas
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26:
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Spas
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

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