We did a two-week trip around northern Vietnam that we really enjoyed. Hanoi has some nice little neighborhoods to snoop around in, and you can take a great one-day trip out to the Perfume Pagoda from there (beautiful scenery!) Halong Bay is not to be missed. You can do a three-day trip there. I also highly recommend Hue and Hoi An. That would be about two weeks of traveling. about 6 years ago
i did 1 week in the Northern Vietnam. 2 days in Hanoi, and then took a private mini-bus to Halong Bay, overnight in the Huong Hai Junk - go to Sapa by taking a train, overnight in train. we spent 2 days/1night in Sapa light trekking, viewing sightseeing and visiting Bac Ha market, very colorful.
And then, I had a three-day trip to visit Hue, Hoi An. I really appreciated the architecture of Hoi An, Hue citadel.
And last 4 days in the South.
This trip offered us a great experience in Vietnam, a lot beautiful photos, unforgettable memories.
Good luck! about 6 years ago