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  • lagale

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    All the guidebooks state you should go Hanoi--Hue--Hoi An--HCM. However my friend who travels often there says he prefers Hanoi--Hoi An--Hue--HCM. It seems the travel time is the same although it does 'appear' to be backtracking. Any comments?

    #1 Posted: 10/7/2011 - 20:43

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  • violets

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    I have done it both ways. It makes a few hours difference if you are travelling by train, but really depends on what suits you at the time. I particularly like the train trip between the two, and it only costs about $3 in a soft seat.

    #2 Posted: 11/7/2011 - 06:33

  • lagale

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    We will be flying from Hanoi and the flight time is about the same for either Hue or Danang. Then we will drive between the 2 cities. From there we plan to fly to HCM. But since the flight times are more or less the same, I didn't understand the insistence that Hue come before Danang and thought there might be more that I didn't know. At this point we are travelling Hanoi--Danang/Hoi An--Hue--HCM.

    #3 Posted: 11/7/2011 - 07:20

  • violets

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    Really no reason. It only makes a difference really if you do the overnight train because it takes another 2 or 3 hours to get to Danang.

    While you are going through Danang, it is worth having a look at the Cham museum.

    #4 Posted: 12/7/2011 - 06:27

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