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4 weeks in Vietnam- NEED HELP!

Posted by juniordart23 on 21/11/2011 at 01:55

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..

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Posted by daawgon on 21/11/2011 at 23:13

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

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Posted by altmtl on 21/11/2011 at 23:18

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

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Posted by travellingsarah on 22/11/2011 at 07:30 TF writer

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.

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Posted by altmtl on 22/11/2011 at 11:12

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

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