15 days in Halong Bay, Sapa & Hanoi Itinerary

15 days in Halong Bay, Sapa & Hanoi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam trip itinerary planner

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Halong Bay
— 5 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay Bus Station, Bus to Sapa
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Sapa
— 2 nights
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Hanoi
— 5 nights
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Halong Bay

— 5 nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Halong Bay to Cat Ba to see Cat Ba Island about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, explore the fascinating underground world of Dau Go Cave, revel in the low prices at Ha Long Pearl, and take an in-depth tour of Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Halong Bay trip planner.

Newark, USA to Halong Bay is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 12 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sapa.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Sapa

— 2 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Fansipan Mountain, take a stroll through Hang Da Village, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the sheer force of Love Waterfall.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sapa trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, and bus from Halong Bay to Sapa takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, flight, taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Hanoi

— 5 nights
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.
On the 21st (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and see Off-Road Tours.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Hanoi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sapa to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. On the 25th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods