11 days in Ho Chi Minh City & Sapa Itinerary

11 days in Ho Chi Minh City & Sapa Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly to Noi Bai International, Bus to Sapa
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Sapa
— 4 nights
Bus to Noi Bai International, Fly to Ho Chi Minh City

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Ho Chi Minh City

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Far East

Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
Chinatown (Cho Lon) - District 5 and Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. On the 12th (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, see the interesting displays at Fito Museum - Museums of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine & Pharmacy, and enjoy breathtaking views from Bitexco Financial Tower.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary tool.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Ho Chi Minh City. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Ho Chi Minh City

— 1 night

Pearl of the Far East

Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Central Post Office.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City vacation maker app.

Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sapa.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Spas · Historic Sites · Shopping

Sapa

— 4 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.
Giang Ta Chai Village and Hang Da Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Sapa, make a side trip to see The Charm Destination Spa in Lao Cai, approximately Lao Cai away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Y Ty Village, look for gifts at Indigo Cat, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fansipan Mountain, and make a trip to Ta Phin Village.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sapa travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Sapa by combination of flight and bus takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Sun).

Things to do in Sapa

Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip