I'm due to travel to Vietnam in September with my friend for 12 days (not long enough I know!) so I've been struggling to allocate days for each city. If anyone has advice on where to stay the shortest/longest I'd appreciate it.
Hanoi - 1 day 1 night
Ha Long Bay - 3 days, 2 nights (overnight train from Hanoi to Hue)
Hue - 2 nights 2 days
Hue via Hai Van Pass to Hoi Ann (1 day of travel)
Hoi An - 2 days
Ho Chi Minh City 3 1/2 days
We do want to go to Hoi An's beach, and do some tailoring, and definitely want to do the motorbike ride from hue to hoi ann.
I would have liked to see Sapa but not sure if its worth rushing all the other days in other cities.
Would be grateful if anyone can advise. We're two young females, not into nightlife/clubbing, but walking, exploring, food, shopping, history and doing sport activities (e.g. kayaking in Ha long bay, swimming at the beach).