9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Boise
Fly + Drive:  32​h
1
Sapa
— 2 nights
2
Hanoi
— 1 day
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
3
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Da Nang
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Boise

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): make a trip to Cat Cat village, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fansipan Mountain, then take in the dramatic scenery at Love Waterfall, and finally make a trip to Quang Truong Square. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Hieu Stone, make a trip to Terraced Rice Fields in Shin Chai Village, then take a stroll through Ta Phin Village, and finally take a stroll through Giang Ta Chai Village.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sapa road trip planning website .

Boise, USA to Sapa is an approximately 32-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Boise to Sapa is 14 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Neighborhoods Nature Parks
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Ta Phin Village ©
Ta Phin Village
Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Love Waterfall ©
Love Waterfall

1
day
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 see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi visit planner .

Boise, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Boise to Hanoi. On the 31st (Tue), you're off toDa Nang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Halong Bay day trip app .

Getting from Hanoi to Halong Bay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Fishing Charters & Tours

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nights
Da Nang

Da Nang ©
A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Golden Bridge. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the views from Golden Bridge.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Da Nang holiday planner .

You can fly from Hanoi to Da Nang in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Dragon Bridge ©
Dragon Bridge
Golden Bridge ©
Golden Bridge

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