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Planning my 2.5 weeks holiday.

Wanted to go Hanoi but wondering any nearby areas/city to hop along? :s12:

Is Danang near Hanoi?
Take flight or train??
Hanoi is located north
Danang is located central
ho chi minh city is in the south

for Hanoi… you can consider
Ha long bay and Sapa

danang… take plane is way faster
But if you wish to enjoy sight seeing… you can consider train
 

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Hanoi is located north
Danang is located central
ho chi minh city is in the south

for Hanoi… you can consider
Ha long bay and Sapa

danang… take plane is way faster
But if you wish to enjoy sight seeing… you can consider train

Thanks. :s12:
So if I only go Hanoi.
U suggest tour Around halong bay & sapa??

I intend to go stay 1 week in Vietnam

Before flying off to Thailand another week.

1 week enough to cover Hanoi, halong bay & sapa?? Or need more days. ?? :eek:
 

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Thanks. :s12:
So if I only go Hanoi.
U suggest tour Around halong bay & sapa??

I intend to go stay 1 week in Vietnam

Before flying off to Thailand another week.

1 week enough to cover Hanoi, halong bay & sapa?? Or need more days. ?? :eek:
should be enough.

might need to plan 3D2N for Sapa since it is up in the moutains
so it takes around half-day to get up there and another half-day to get back to Hanoi.
 

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Hanoi is located north
Danang is located central
ho chi minh city is in the south

for Hanoi… you can consider
Ha long bay and Sapa

danang… take plane is way faster
But if you wish to enjoy sight seeing… you can consider train
this kind of reply I like... when we ask qns we are also hoping to get ans based on ur own personal experience

ya I did consider taking train to Danang or even Hanoi then fly back to SG from there

but the train is 4 bedder berth right? no pte room carriage etc?

try searching but cant seems to find any
 

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this kind of reply I like... when we ask qns we are also hoping to get ans based on ur own personal experience

ya I did consider taking train to Danang or even Hanoi then fly back to SG from there

but the train is 4 bedder berth right? no pte room carriage etc?

try searching but cant seems to find any
Yeah… so far I only know is 4-bedder per room for trains.

afaik, locals are taking planes more often than trains especially if the distance is half-way across the country.

considering that it only takes like 30-40mins to fly from hanoi to Danang.

in fact Domestic flights is already very common even before covid, with around 4-5 airlines fighting for passengers (Vietnam Air Vietjet, Jetstar Pacific, Bamboo and VietTravel)
Some of these airlines will frequently have special events or time-based events like $1 seats with +++++

But… if you travelling to Vietnam to rest and relax and you wish to see a different side of Vietnam… then consider taking the train would be a good option… just need to make sure you padlock your belongings and barricade your room door at night XD
 

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Yeah… so far I only know is 4-bedder per room for trains.

afaik, locals are taking planes more often than trains especially if the distance is half-way across the country.

considering that it only takes like 30-40mins to fly from hanoi to Danang.

in fact Domestic flights is already very common even before covid, with around 4-5 airlines fighting for passengers (Vietnam Air Vietjet, Jetstar Pacific, Bamboo and VietTravel)
Some of these airlines will frequently have special events or time-based events like $1 seats with +++++

But… if you travelling to Vietnam to rest and relax and you wish to see a different side of Vietnam… then consider taking the train would be a good option… just need to make sure you padlock your belongings and barricade your room door at night XD


Thanks for the input. :s12:
Helps my planning easier. 👍
 

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I am also planning a solo trip to Danang- Hoi An- Hue- Hanoi!

I have no idea how much time to spend in these places and not plan an itinerary for these places.

Is Hoi an worth visiting (if yes, how much time) since its south of Danang and i am arriving at Danang and the rest is up north of Danang?

Am going solo early July.

Thanks for any advises offered.
 

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If no booster shots, can enter Vietnam? The tracetogether will show that you are unvaccinated
 

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I am also planning a solo trip to Danang- Hoi An- Hue- Hanoi!

I have no idea how much time to spend in these places and not plan an itinerary for these places.

Is Hoi an worth visiting (if yes, how much time) since its south of Danang and i am arriving at Danang and the rest is up north of Danang?

Am going solo early July.

Thanks for any advises offered.
Hue, Danang and Hoi An are considered the Three sisters of Central Vietnam.
You can consider spending 2-3 days in each city.
And then travel to Hanoi via plane at danang airport.
If no booster shots, can enter Vietnam? The tracetogether will show that you are unvaccinated
I always go to SQ website for answer
 

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Hue, Danang and Hoi An are considered the Three sisters of Central Vietnam.
You can consider spending 2-3 days in each city.
And then travel to Hanoi via plane at danang airport.

I always go to SQ website for answer

Thanks for the recommendation.

Any itinerary to share?

Some say 1 day trip to Hoi-an enough liao!

Am thinking of taking train Hue to Hanoi, but i heard that there's no single private cabin. I am afriad if i go toilet come back baggage all missing.

Is it still Hot weather now/july in Danang or also same as SG Monsoon season liao?
 

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Now summer in Vietnam is super hot especially from central up to North
Temp in day time can hit 40-42 degrees
Walking outdoors even with sunblock like SPF50+++, your skin will still be tan

night time will drop to 28-33degree… you can put a glass of ice and watch it melt right in front of your eyes XD

Just pray hard to rain cuz it will really bring the temp down to the lower mid 20s

TRAIN at most is 4-pac cabin with bunk beds. Some comes with toilet ensuite.
but the cleanliness errrmmmm… really is heng suay
So imo if you have luggage To play safe… go with plane bah
If you backpack… can consider train.

i heard of 1day Hoi An tour… its a “Going to all the most famous spots” kinda trip
personally… i feel its kinda rush

previously i also did a 1day trip to dalat… very rush
 

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Now summer in Vietnam is super hot especially from central up to North
Temp in day time can hit 40-42 degrees
Walking outdoors even with sunblock like SPF50+++, your skin will still be tan

night time will drop to 28-33degree… you can put a glass of ice and watch it melt right in front of your eyes XD

Just pray hard to rain cuz it will really bring the temp down to the lower mid 20s

TRAIN at most is 4-pac cabin with bunk beds. Some comes with toilet ensuite.
but the cleanliness errrmmmm… really is heng suay
So imo if you have luggage To play safe… go with plane bah
If you backpack… can consider train.

i heard of 1day Hoi An tour… its a “Going to all the most famous spots” kinda trip
personally… i feel its kinda rush

previously i also did a 1day trip to dalat… very rush


Go tour don’t like to rush
Machiam taking part amazing race :s13:

Prefer slow & steady
Take own sweet time :s12:

Sounds like take plane to danang is better. I can’t stand dirty toilets. :s13:
 

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Lolx ikr but then again… different people different take. Thats why got thousands of different tour packages
 

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But I recall reading train to hoi an or danag to some hill resort few hours away or wat have those special train.

Ya... One thing about the train is they are not that tourist friendly or cater abit for better comfort traveling
 

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Now summer in Vietnam is super hot especially from central up to North
Temp in day time can hit 40-42 degrees
Walking outdoors even with sunblock like SPF50+++, your skin will still be tan

night time will drop to 28-33degree… you can put a glass of ice and watch it melt right in front of your eyes XD

Just pray hard to rain cuz it will really bring the temp down to the lower mid 20s

TRAIN at most is 4-pac cabin with bunk beds. Some comes with toilet ensuite.
but the cleanliness errrmmmm… really is heng suay
So imo if you have luggage To play safe… go with plane bah
If you backpack… can consider train.

i heard of 1day Hoi An tour… its a “Going to all the most famous spots” kinda trip
personally… i feel its kinda rush

previously i also did a 1day trip to dalat… very rush


Wah piang 40C ah!!!

Then can go swim & chill around the beaches and watch bikinis babes!

If staying around beach area, at night got any activities eg pubs or must go downtown area?


4 paxs/cabin is fine. Those with ensuite toilet is it like 1st class fares? Like to look at the scenery and some famous pass (dont know what is the name).

I only have a cabin bag. then only important stuff is my notebook. So can put into small backpack and bring into toilet.

Is the train that bad ah?

I may just spend a night or 2 in either HUe or Hoi An, i think Danang is more activities then these 2 smaller cities right? I afriad i get bored!

Do u join tours to these cities or can ownself recce?
 

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Wah piang 40C ah!!!

Then can go swim & chill around the beaches and watch bikinis babes!

If staying around beach area, at night got any activities eg pubs or must go downtown area?


4 paxs/cabin is fine. Those with ensuite toilet is it like 1st class fares? Like to look at the scenery and some famous pass (dont know what is the name).

I only have a cabin bag. then only important stuff is my notebook. So can put into small backpack and bring into toilet.

Is the train that bad ah?

I may just spend a night or 2 in either HUe or Hoi An, i think Danang is more activities then these 2 smaller cities right? I afriad i get bored!

Do u join tours to these cities or can ownself recce?


When i went to HCM, i took the Klook local tour to Củ Chi tunnels.
coz there is no way u can go on your own. :s13:

Not sure for Hanoi & Danang.
Interested to know as well. :s12:
 

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I was watching on youtube and came across this


its seems there is a 2 bedder cabin but i guess not alot of this cabin
For trains in general and Vietnamese trains in particular, you can read up here:
 
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