I’ve just booked my flights to Vietnam for Christmas/New Year, excited!
Just looking at a rough itinerary, and in the time I have, I’m struggling to fit everything in. I’ve currently opted to skip most of the centre of the country, and just base all of my activities around HCMC and Hanoi. I’d love to add Hue and Hoi An too, but I’d rather enjoy the other places properly than trying to squeeze everything in. But what are your thoughts?
For added info: I’ll be traveling solo, probably staying in hostels, and I want to sightsee/do adventurous activities/eat lots of local street food!
24th: Hanoi > Ha Long Bay
25th: Ha Long Bay (thought it would be a great way to spend Christmas)
26th: Ha Long Bay > Hanoi
27th: Hanoi > Sapa
29th: Sapa > Hanoi
31st: Hanoi > Ho Chi Minh City (Fliight. New Years Eve, I wanted to be in a big city, with lots happening)
1st: Ho Chi Minh City
2nd: Mekong Delta
3rd: Mekong Delta > Ho Chi Minh City
4th: Ho Chi Minh City
5th: Ho Chi Minh City > Hanoi (Flight)
6th: Back to Japan
I booked my return to arrive and leave from Hanoi, purely for cost reasons, which makes me lose a day.