8 days in Halong Bay, Hanoi & Sapa Itinerary

8 days in Halong Bay, Hanoi & Sapa Itinerary

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8 days in Halong Bay, Hanoi & Sapa Itinerary

Start: Budapest
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  19​h 45​min
1
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
2
Hanoi
— 2 nights
3
Sapa
— 1 night
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  25​h
End: Budapest

2
nights
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.
Take a break from Halong Bay with a short trip to Quan Lan Beach in Quan Lan, about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, take in the views from Bãi Cháy Bridge, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Halong Bay day trip planning app .

Budapest, Hungary to Halong Bay is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, flight, car, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Halong Bay is 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

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Quan Lan Beach
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Quan Lan Beach ©
Quan Lan Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
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 22nd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, explore the galleries of Tired City Hang Bong, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and finally steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and then don't miss a visit to Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Halong Bay to Hanoi by combination of ferry and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Sapa.

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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fansipan Mountain, and then make a trip to O Quy Ho Mountain Pass.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sapa online road trip planner .

You can drive from Hanoi to Sapa in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapa

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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain

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