8 days in Hanoi, Sapa & Hoa Lu District Itinerary

8 days in Hanoi, Sapa & Hoa Lu District Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 1 day
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Sapa
— 3 nights
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Hanoi
— 1 night
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Ninh Hai
— 1 day
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Hanoi
— 2 nights
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Hanoi

— 1 day
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Hanoi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Indochina Time is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 30 — 31:

Sapa

— 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Giang Ta Chai Village and Sapa Culture Museum. Visiting Fansipan Mountain and Y Linh Ho will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Love Waterfall, take a stroll through Hang Da Village, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Stone Church.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sapa trip builder.

Traveling by bus from Hanoi to Sapa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature · Parks · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 3:

Hanoi

— 1 night
To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi tour itinerary maker tool.

Take a bus from Sapa to Hanoi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. You'll set off for Ninh Hai on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Nightlife
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 4:

Ninh Hai

— 1 day
On the 4th (Thu), stroll through Thung Nham Bird Park and then explore the fascinating underground world of Vai Gioi Cave.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Ninh Hai road trip site.

You can drive from Hanoi to Ninh Hai in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Ninh Hai are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ninh Hai

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 5:

Hanoi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chua Tran Quoc and then take a stroll through Old Quarter.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi route maker.

You can drive from Ninh Hai to Hanoi in 2 hours. You will leave for home on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:

Hoa Lu District travel guide

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Spas · Nature & Parks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Hoa Lư is a district of Ninh Bình Province in the Red River Delta region of Vietnam. Before 1010, Hoa Lư served as the capital of Dai Co Viet. Hoa Lư Ancient Capital is located in Trường Yên Commune of this district (vi). It comprises 10 communes and one township: Trường Yên, Ninh Hòa, Ninh Giang, Ninh Mỹ, Ninh Khang, Ninh Xuân, Ninh Vân, Ninh Hải, Ninh An, Ninh Thắng, and Thiên Tôn Township. As of 2003 the district had a population of 66,932. The district covers an area of 103 km². The district capital lies at Thiên Tôn.

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