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16 Days trip itinerary to Vietnam in March/April

Posted by manifaraji on 15/2/2014 at 03:24

I have reviewed many posts and internet suggestions regarding my 16-night trip to Vietnam in this March/April and have come up with below plan. I appreciate if you let me have your suggestions and recommendations.
one idea is because of time restrictions, I skip the central part ( Hoi An ) and focus more on Northern part. or maybe other suggestions will be helpful.


Wednesday 19-Mar-14 - 10:30 pm arrive at Hanoi

Thursday 20-Mar-14 - Hanoi City Tour

Friday 21-Mar-14 - Hanoi to Sapa (Overnight Train to Sapa)

Saturday 22-Mar-14 - Sapa

Sunday 23-Mar-14 - Sapa to Hanoi (Overnight train to Hanoi)

Monday 24-Mar-14 - Hanoi

Tuesday 25-Mar-14 - Hanoi to Halong Bay (Overnight Cruise to Halong Bay)

Wednesday 26-Mar-14 - Halong Bay to Hanoi

Thursday 27-Mar-14 - Hanoi to Da Nang Airport, straight to Hoi An

Friday 28-Mar-14 - Hoi An

Saturday 29-Mar-14 - Da Nang Airport to Ho Chi Minh

Sunday 30-Mar-14 - Ho Chi Minh to Mekong Delta

Monday 31-Mar-14 - Mekong Delta to Ho Chi Minh

Tuesday 1-Apr-14 - Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc

Wednesday 2-Apr-14 - Phu Quoc

Thursday 3-Apr-14 - Phu Quoc

Friday 4-Apr-14 - Phu Quoc to Ho Chi Minh Airport and Departure From Ho Chi Minh

#1 manifaraji has been a member since 15/2/2014. Posts: 2

Posted by Derns1989 on 28/3/2014 at 03:23

I think you should spend 1 month visiting Vietnam, which is quite a long city requiring long time travel too. In my opinion, your itinerary is nice and difficult to change. However, about you idea of skipping Hoi An for Northern part may be not a good one. I travelled to Vietnam once, there are different atmosphere in different parts, Hoi An is well worth visiting. You can travel by couch in stead of train for time saving and more sightseeings visited. Anyway, where are you now? Have a wonderful trip!

#2 Derns1989 has been a member since 28/3/2014. Posts: 2

Posted by manifaraji on 5/4/2014 at 10:11

Thanks for letting me have your opinion. I just finished my trip to Vietnam which was really an awesome experience.
As I mentioned, I skipped center section and added more days to North, then visited Saigon and Mekong and then ended my trip by relaxing by the beach on Phu Quoc which is a very awesome island to explore.
I hope I will visit Vietnam again soon and go to other interesting places like Hue, Hoi An, Na Trang, Dalat, Mui Ne which I think I should dedicate another two weeks for.

#3 manifaraji has been a member since 15/2/2014. Posts: 2

Posted by nganhafdt90 on 7/4/2014 at 05:16

Posted from within Vietnam.

Irecommend you an itinerary as suggestion:
Day1: Arrive Hanoi
Day2: Hanoi“ Sapa
Day3: Sapa
Day4: Sapa “ Hanoi
Day5: Hanoi “ Halong Bay
Day6 : Halong Bay“ Hanoi – Hue
Day7: Hue “ Quang Binh (Thien Duong Cave & Phong Nha Cave)
Day8: Quang Binh “ Hue
Day9: Hue “ Da Nang
Day10: Da NangHoi An
Day11: Hoi An “ Ho Chi Minh City
Day12: Ho Chi Minh City “ Cu Chi Tunnels
Day13: Ho Chi Minh City “ Le Jarai Cruise - Can Tho
Day14: Can Tho “ Ho Chi Minh City
Day15: Ho Chi Minh City“ Phu Quoc island
Day16: Phu Quoc island
Day17: Phu Quoc island “ Ho Chi Minh City

#4 nganhafdt90 has been a member since 7/4/2014. Posts: 1

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