8 days in Halong Bay, Hanoi & Sapa Itinerary

8 days in Halong Bay, Hanoi & Sapa Itinerary

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Halong Bay
— 3 nights
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Hanoi
— 2 nights
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Sapa
— 2 nights

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Quan Lan Beach. Attractions like Minh Chau beach and Bai Tu Long Bay make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay road trip planning app.

Seoul, South Korea to Halong Bay is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Seoul to Halong Bay due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

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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.
On the 8th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, steep yourself in history at Presidential Palace Historical Site, then look for gifts at Tired City Bao Khanh, and finally take a stroll through Old Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chua Tran Quoc and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi road trip planning tool.

Getting from Halong Bay to Hanoi by combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Temple of Literature & National University ©
Chua Tran Quoc ©
Chua Tran Quoc

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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.
On the 10th (Fri), admire the verdant scenery at Muong Hoa Valley, take in the awesome beauty at Fansipan Mountain, and then stop by Hieu Stone.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sapa online road trip planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Sapa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks · Nature · Shopping
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Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Hieu Stone ©
Hieu Stone

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