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4 weeks in Vietnam- NEED HELP!

  • juniordart23

    Joined Travelfish
    21st November, 2011
    Posts: 1

    Saturday 24th Dec
    Fly from Melbourne to Ho
    Chi minh
    Sunday 25th Dec
    Ho Chi Minh
    Monday 26th Dec
    Ho Chi Minh
    Tuesday 27th Dec
    Mekong Delta/can Tho
    Wednesday 28th Dec
    Mekong Delta/can Tho/ maybe Vinh Long
    Thursday 29th Dec
    Mekong Delta /Can tho
    Friday 30th Dec
    Back from Can Tho to HCMC

    Ho Chi Minhà fly to con dao island, arrive 2pm
    Saturday 31st Dec
    Con dao island
    Sunday 1st January
    Con dao island
    Monday 2nd January
    Fly back to HCMC, 2pm

    stay in HCMC Tuesday 3rd January
    Travel to Mui Ne
    Wednesday 4th January
    Bus from Mui Ne to Nha Trang
    Thursday 5th January
    Quang Ngai/ My Khe Beach
    Friday 6th January
    Travel from Quang Ngai to
    Hoi- An
    Saturday 7th January
    Hoi- An
    Sunday 8th January
    Day trip to Da Nang then back to Hoi

    Monday 9th January
    Ha Noi free day
    Tuesday 10th January
    Leave for bike trip from Hoi An to Hue
    Wednesd 11th January
    Arrive in Hue
    Thursday 12th January
    Explore Hue, fly to Ha Noi in the evening
    Friday 13th January
    Free Day Ha Noi
    Saturday 14th January
    Ha Noi to Ning Binh 2 ½ horus by bus
    Sunday 15th January
    Ning Binh/tam coc
    Monday 16th January
    Tam coc back to Hanoi
    Tuesday 17th January
    Halong Bay or Bai Tu Long
    Wednesd 18th January
    Halong Bay or Bai Tu Long for less touristy
    Thursday 19th January
    Ha Noi- Sapa overnight train
    Friday 20th January
    Sapa- explore day
    Saturday 21st January
    Sapa- Trek and overnight homestay
    Sunday 22nd Jan
    Monday 23rd Jan
    Ha Noi
    Tuesday 24th Jan
    Fly back to Melbourne

    What are your thoughts!!!?????? Please give me some feedback?!! Would be so much appreciated!!
    Do I have enough time in Hanoi??
    I dont know if I have total comprehension of the distances, especially in the South so I dont know if I have allowed enough time for travel especially around the Mui Ne/ Nha Trang/ Quang Ngai part of my plan..?

    The flights to and from Can Dao are booked already so I cant change that part of the trip but everything else I can still change around..

    #1 Posted: 21/11/2011 - 01:55

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  • daawgon

    Joined Travelfish
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    Posts: 1065
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    You'd better book the train and lodging in Sapa ASAP since your dates run right into TET on Jan 23rd

    #2 Posted: 21/11/2011 - 23:13

  • altmtl

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    you need help alright, moving everyday like that is foolish and not recommended.

    #3 Posted: 21/11/2011 - 23:18

  • travellings-

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    Location Vietnam
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    Posted from within Vietnam.

    That's a bit harsh! It's only the bit in the middle that I'd say is a bit rushed and messy. Firstly maybe just pick one beach and stay there for a few days or skip Nha Trang / Mui Ne altogether and fly from HCMC straight to Danang. I also wouldn't do the daytrip to Danang: if there's something specific you want to see in Danang then plan it into your journey from Hoi An to Hue, rather than back and forth from Hoi An. Or if you fly direct from HCMC to Danang, spend a day in Danang then to Hoi An then back up to Hue.

    Also agree on booking Sapa asap! But maybe keep flexible on Ninh Binh / Tam Coc - you could skip it if you run out of time or just want to relax in Hanoi.

    #4 Posted: 22/11/2011 - 07:30

  • altmtl

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    I don't think it's harsh at all, I'm just being honest and giving my opinion - :) It's an unrealistic schedule.

    #5 Posted: 22/11/2011 - 11:12

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