Best Travel Itinerary and Ideas for Vacations in Vietnam

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Best Travel Ideas for Vietnam Itinerary

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Our Vietnam Itinerary includes our sightseeing list, cost and number of days for our Vietnam trip for two people. However, this is a great trip for a solo traveler too. Secondly, this is the first time I traveled with my daughter. Therefore, the trip is designed for travelers 25+ to 50+

The trips destinations are Hanoi, Sa Pa, Saigon or Ho Chi Ming City.

Helpful Vietnamese People. Beautiful Country.

The number of days in each spot.

Three nights in Hanoi, two nights Ha Long Bay, one night Sapa, two more nights in Hanoi, six nights in Ho Chi Minh (reduce this to one night in Saigon of Ho Chi Minh)

the total trip length is 16 nights. Two nights were spent in trains therefore, we didn’t book hotels for those nights.

Map of the places we went

Vietnam Cost of the trip is here.

Our Vietnam Itinerary

Sapa Train: Orient Express – 2 berthing sleeper on Orient Express
·       Depart- Nov Hanoi
·       Arrive- Nov Lao Cai Train Station.
·       Depart- Nov pm Lao Cai
·       Arrive- Nov am Hanoi
·       Jet Star airlines.
·       Depart Hanoi Arrive Saigon
Hydrofoil Ferry: Ho Chi Minh City- Vung Tau
·       5 Nguyen Tat Thanh, Dist 4, TPHCM (Sai Gon port)
·       Can book online or at the port the day of
·       Take 8:00 am ferry to Vung Tau
·       Take 4:30 pm ferry to Ho Chi Minh City
To Do: Hanoi
·       Thang Long Water Puppet Theater
·       Ngoc Son temple
·       Hoa Lo Prison (Hanoi Hilton)
·       Hoan Kiam Lake
·       One pillar pagoda
·       Tran Quoc Pagoda or Temple of Literature
To Do: Sapa
·       Silver waterfall
·       Muong Hoa valley
·       San Sa Ho suspension bridge
To Do: Saigon
·       Mekong Delta day tour
·       Notre Dame
·       Reunification Palace
·       Jade Emperor Pagoda
·       Phuoc An Hoi Quan Pagoda
·       Giac Lam Pagoda
·       Morning and Night markets (Ben Tanh Market and Binh Tay Market)
·       Cu Chi tunnels
·       War Remnants Museum
·       Day trip to Vung Tau for beach (pineapple beach, front/back beach)

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Kate started traveling for work. Now with grown children, who are travelers, she travels for pleasure looking for great travel experiences. Currently, her home is in Bellevue, WA, and lives with her cat Angelina Jolie. She has a Bachelor's of Fine Arts, Studio Arts and Art History from the University of Colorado, and from City University, Seattle, an MBA and Master of Arts, Management. Her favorite things are exploring cultures, traveling the world, creating a painting and sour foods.