We are a family of four travelling to Vietnam for the first time and would appreciate some input on our plans. Looking at mid-end Sept/early Oct. Our high level itinerary at this stage is:
Hanoi – 2 nights
Sapa – 1 or 2 nights? Plus 2 nights overnight train.
Hanoi – 1 night
Halong Bay – 2 days/1 night or 3 days/2 nights? Our boys really enjoy swimming, kayaking etc. so as long as there is lots of action they would be happy!
Hoi An – 4 or 5 nights. Thinking riverside, not too far from the town, but with a pool for the boys to let off steam. Aware that the weather may be questionable at the time however we are really keen to visit Hoi An.
HCMC – 2 nights
I know there is a whole lot more to see and do but we don’t want to spend our whole trip travelling between locations. We like the idea of a few days on a quiet beach in simple accommodation rather than a western style resort, and Phu Quoc seems to fit the bill. However, my husband is not so keen on us taking another flight. Would anyone have a suggestion for somewhere that has a similar feel to Phu Quoc but is closer to some of the other destinations we are travelling to?