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A 2-days Sapa Vietnam road trip itinerary in 2022

Sapa Vietnam road trip itinerary

Known as the misty town, Sapa attracts holidaymakers with its majestic natural scenery and pleasantly cool temperate climate. Therefore, Sapa is the favorite place to hide and hide from the heat all year round.

As a highland district of Lao Cai province, Sapa is located on a mountain ridge 1,500-1,600 meters above sea level, between the two mountain ranges of Hoang Lien Son and Con Voi range in the northwest direction. This special terrain gives Sapa an advantage: In one day, you will enjoy the climate of 4 seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter. Every season of the year, Sapa is dressed in a very distinctive scene.

Sapa Vietnam road trip itinerary

Harmonizing natural beauty and unique ethnic culture, Sapa becomes a suitable tourist destination for all subjects, whether you are an adventurous traveler, or looking for a peaceful vacation trip. While Hanoi is 39-40 degrees this season, Sapa is only about 15-20 degrees, so don’t hesitate to escape to Sapa for the weekend to avoid the sun.

Let’s see A 2-days Sapa Vietnam road trip itinerary in 2022

Transportation

We started to travel from My Dinh bus station, Hanoi. We chose to take the Ha Son Hai Van Shuttle Bus, after sleeping for 6 hours, I was in Sapa. To go around and see the sights in Sapa you can rent self-driving motorbikes or taxi for convenient transportation.

Where to stay

We chose to stay at Nam Duong Hotel, the cheap room is located right in the center of town, next to the square and the church, with a view of the mountain cloud and Sun Plaza. The staff is enthusiastic and convenient to get around.

Sapa Vietnam road trip itinerary

Sapa Vietnam road trip itinerary

Sapa Vietnam road trip itinerary

Sapa Vietnam road trip itinerary

Map of Sapa

What to Eat and Drink in Sapa

First mention the Hotpot at L’galaxie at the 3rd floor of Sun plaza mall, right in the center, extremely fresh food that serves enthusiastically. The hotpot here can eat FREE vegetables to get as many vegetables as you want. Fresh vegetables are many varieties, dishes are equally diverse: chicken, sturgeon, clams, shrimp,etc. It’s more than 100,000 per person to eat and be full.

Sapa Vietnam road trip itinerary

Sapa Vietnam road trip itinerary

Sapa Vietnam road trip itinerary

Nam Duong Restaurant: this restaurant together with the hotel we stay, has a delicious fish salad, tasty food to prepare rice at home. Stay and Eating at the same hotel is too convenient. 😂

Nga Canh Noodle: Buncha here is very delicious, the taste is very different with Buncha in Hanoi. You should stop by and try it, it will be very interesting. Recommend you should try it.
Pho Con So Mr Ha 436 Dien Bien Phu : It is a unique dish of ethnic people in Sapa. This is a dry noodle dish that is loved by many people. Although it only appeared a few years ago, it has conquered young tourists from all over the world when coming to travel. Con Sui is used with flat noodles like pho, so it is also called Pho Khan, because it is not eaten with broth but with sauce. This is a thick and fragrant sauce, this aroma is hard to find in the second place. A bowl of effervescent cone, in addition to the noodles, there are also crispy fried potatoes and sliced ​​meat. Sprinkle a little more pepper, chili, served with mint herbs, the aroma of vegetables, meat, broth, and the fleshy taste of noodles.

The best places to visit in Sapa

1. Sapa Square.

Sapa Vietnam road trip itinerary

Sa Pa Square is located in the center of Sa Pa town, opposite the Stone Church. This square is always busy and bustling, also a place for visitors to visit and learn about the trading life of ethnic people. At the same time, there are often traditional activities of ethnic people such as Cho dance, cultural performances and other community arts.

2. Sapa Stone Church

Sapa Vietnam road trip itinerary

The Sapa Stone Church was built in 1935 (the beginning of the 20th century), and it was designed and built by French architects. This is the work considered the only intact mark of the French on the land of Sapa. Besides, because it is a building designed very early, along with the land and people here, Sa Pa Church also experienced many events of history and was restored many times, but the church still remains intact as before.

3. Sun Plaza

Sapa Vietnam road trip itinerary

Sun Plaza Sapa is a commercial center building combining food, entertainment, hotel services, a product of the Sun Group, attracting many people to visit and become a “virtual life” of millions of young people.From the moment it comes into operation, Sun Plaza Sapa almost brings the splendid European skyline back to the mountain city.
With architecture inspired by French architecture, it is harmoniously combined between the very luxurious shades of gold and green. Outside is fascinating, inside is much more overwhelming with the interior design like a palace, making it possible to exploit all the beautiful corners of Sun Plaza Sapa all day long.

4. Sapa museum

Sapa Museum is located on the campus of Lao Cai Tourism Promotion and Information Center. It is located at No. 2 Fasipan, in Sapa town. It has been established and put into operation since 2007. Sapa Museum is open every day from Monday to Sunday from 7: 30 am to 11: 30 am, from 1: 30 pm to 5: 00 pm.
I have been to quite a lot of museums in Hanoi, but most of them are not open on Saturday and Sunday, but Sapa museum is open all weekend, so those of you who want to travel to Sapa on the weekend are still completely assured that you can visit this very attractive destination.

5. Muong Hoa ship to the top of Fanxipan mountain

Passing the 2km journey through Muong Hoa valley, the mountain train takes visitors to stop at Muong Hoa station. Muong Hoa Station is designed in French from domes, high ceilings and simulations of rails, rudders…
Sapa Vietnam road trip itinerary
To Muong Hoa station, visitors can visit the ancient rose garden, strawberry garden, souvenir area, enjoy Sapa specialties…The tourists can stop at Bao An pagoda ( Bao An Zen Temple) . Located at an altitude of 1640m, with ancient architecture and a large courtyard, Bao An Pagoda is the meeting place of the raw air of heaven and earth. Visitors can not only admire Bodhisattva Guan Yin, participate in Buddha ceremony, pray for peace.

6. Fanxipan Peak Cloud Hunting Place

Sapa Vietnam road trip itinerary

Sapa Vietnam road trip itinerary

Sapa Vietnam road trip itinerary

Sapa Vietnam road trip itinerary

Sapa Vietnam road trip itinerary

Known as the “Indochina roof” with an altitude of 3143m, Fansipan Peak is a highly familiar cloud hunting site of the adventure community. The best time to hunt for Sapa clouds at Fansipan Peak is sunset from 16:00 to 17:00. The rolling white clouds embracing the top of Fansipan create a picturesque view that will leave you overwhelmed. So don’t miss out on this great experience.

7. Renting national costumes in Cat Cat village

Sapa Vietnam road trip itinerary

The costumes here are very diverse including: Ethnic costumes, Boho, Vintage,…With the common feature of being very colorful. Each set is its own creation combined with accessories that will help you become as gorgeous as a princess coming out of a fairy tale.

8. Utopia Eco Lodge: Lao Chai- Ta Van

Utopia is very close to other famous places in Sapa such as Ham Rong Mountain, Cat Cat Map, Muong Hoa Valley…Less than 10km, so visitors can easily move and visit these landmarks without spending too much time and travel costs. The houses on Utopia campus are designed simple, rustic based on the idea, the shape of the wooden floor house of the local people. Visitors will be very surprised, impressed to see such small beautiful houses, very creative and worth experimenting with.

9. Sun Plaza Sapa 10th Floor Cafe: Absinthe Coffee and Bar

Sapa Vietnam road trip itinerary

Sapa Vietnam road trip itinerary

Sapa Vietnam road trip itinerary

Sapa Vietnam road trip itinerary

Sapa Vietnam road trip itinerary

Sapa Vietnam road trip itinerary

Sapa Vietnam road trip itinerary

Sapa Vietnam road trip itinerary

Located on the 10th floor of a 5-star hotel with the best architecture in SAPA. You don’t have to book a room at Dela Couple to check in here. You only need to hold 100k VND in your hand to also walk into the Sun Plaza with confidence. Press the elevator to the 10th floor, oder 1 cup of chamomile tea with 2 pies of 70,000 VND and enjoy the 5-star service of the cafe with the best view in Sapa town.
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