That sounds doable, perhaps a little rushed -- particularly if you do a few domestic flights in Vietnam to help speed things up. One thing I would suggest, given your trip time is a little short, is to skip the overnight stay in Danang and head straight from Danang airport to Hoi An (it is about one hour away).
From Saigon is it easy to do organised tours to the Delta, Cu Chi and the Cao Dai temple -- these tours are certainly the fastest way to get around.
You may find yourself running out of time in the north -- if I had to recomment Halong Bay or Sapa, I'd suggest Halong Bay.
Hope that helps
#2somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 8,062
I think it's cutting it a bit short. It took me 3 weeks to do the same trip, without an overnight in Danang. Agreed - skip Danang and maybe Hue (personally I think there isn't that much going on) and maybe you'll have to throw up between Sapa and Halong Bay. I wouldn't want to miss either. However, it is cold and cloudy in Sapa it is pretty miserable and you may want to skip it - there are no views and its really not much fun trekking in the rain up there.
I would really recommend to anyone visting Vietnam to avoid the tourist trap of Halong Bay and venture up to the next bay - Bai Tu Long. It's exactly the same only 50km North and theres no tourists - just make sure you bring a phrasebook or something. Only one guy speaks Enlgish in the main town on Van Don island. Just an idea. It's worth the adventure if anyone has time. Just catch local bus up there and watch out for the massage parlours!
#3quefew has been a member since 17/10/2005. Posts: 4
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