Sapa 2 days itinerary : What to see ? What to do in Sapa ?
Sapa 2 days itinerary

Are you planning to spend 2 days and 1 night in Sapa ? If you are looking for the most suitable Sapa 2 days itinerary ? Then, you are on the right page to find the answer to all your questions.

Sapa town

First of all, Sapa is located in the North part of Vietnam at around 300km from Hanoï. It takes around 6 hours to reach Sapa by bus (most of the people take the sleeping bus) from Hanoï. It is also possible to reach Sapa by train but it takes 8 hours to reach Lao Cai train station and then one more hour to reach Sapa town.

sapa 2 days trekking

Sapa is very nice place to visit during the summer because it is located in the mountainous area, you should check when is the most suitable time to go there. Indeed, in the winter, there is no ricecrops in the ricefields and it can be very cold. You can check out the best time to visit Sapa by following this link : Best time to visit Sapa

Sapa is a montainous area which is famous for its terrace ricefields and to see the highest mountain of Vietnam : The Fansipan mountain. This is why Sapa is a good place for trekking and enjoy the fresh air of Northern Vietnam.

Are 2 days in Sapa enough?

Two days are not enough to see everything but it is enough to enjoy some places which are interesting for you.

Two days in Sapa can provide you with a good taste of the area, but whether it’s “enough” depends on what you want to accomplish during your visit. Sapa, in northern Vietnam, offers stunning landscapes, trekking opportunities, cultural experiences with ethnic minority groups, and more.

Sapa 2 days itinerary for trekking lovers

Day 1: Arrival and Exploration

Spend your first day exploring Sapa Town itself. Visit local markets, such as the Sapa Market and Love Market, where you can interact with ethnic minority groups and buy local crafts. Take a leisurely walk around the town, exploring its French colonial architecture and enjoying local cuisine. If you have time and energy, you could also visit nearby attractions like Ham Rong Mountain for panoramic views.

sapa 2 days itinerary

Day 2: Trekking Adventure

Use your second day, of this Sapa 2 days itinerary, to venture into the surrounding countryside. There are numerous trekking routes of varying lengths and difficulties that take you through picturesque rice terraces, bamboo forests, and traditional villages. Popular trekking destinations include Cat Cat Village, Y Linh Ho Village, and Lao Chai Village. You can opt for a guided trek or explore independently, depending on your preferences and experience.

Sapa 2 days itinerary


While two days will allow you to experience some of the highlights of Sapa, if you have more time, you could extend your stay to explore further afield or to relax and soak in the natural beauty of the area. Additionally, Sapa’s weather can be unpredictable, so it’s always a good idea to check the forecast and plan accordingly, especially if you’re hoping to trek or engage in outdoor activities.

The other most popular attraction in Sapa is the Fansipan peak. Fansipan, often referred to as the “Roof of Indochina,” is the highest peak in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, standing at 3,147.3 meters (10,326 feet) above sea level. There are several ways to reach the summit, each catering to different preferences and fitness levels:

From Tram Ton Pass

Typically 2 days and 1 night, though some experienced trekkers can complete it in one day. This is the most popular and accessible route, starting from Tram Ton Pass (also known as Heaven’s Gate), about 15 kilometers from Sa Pa town. This trek offers a mix of dense forest, bamboo groves, and breathtaking views. You’ll stay overnight in camps along the way.

From Sin Chai Village

The trekking duration is around 2 to 3 days and the way is harder. This route starts from Sin Chai Village and is less traveled compared to the Tram Ton Pass route, offering a more secluded experience. More challenging with steeper paths and less infrastructure.

Cable Car

I takes about 15-20 minutes to reach the Fansipan Station, plus a further 600-step climb to the summit. The cable car station is in Muong Hoa Valley, about 3 kilometers from Sa Pa town. This is the easiest and most comfortable way to reach the peak, suitable for all ages and fitness levels. The cable car offers stunning panoramic views of the Hoang Lien Son range.

Sapa Fansipan by cable car

Sapa is also a good place to chill in a resort like : Topas Ecolodge. With its stunning view, comfortable bungalow and infinity swimming pool, you will surely enjoy your stay in Sapa. Note that the ecolodge is a bit far from the city and you should visit Sapa town before or after your stay at the Ecolodge.

sapa 2 days

In summary, a stay of 2-3 days is a common recommendation for most visitors to Sapa, but you can adjust based on your preferences and the activities you want to pursue. It’s always a good idea to check current travel conditions and weather forecasts before planning your trip.

We hope you enjoyed your stay in Sapa !

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