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first draft for Vietnam trip. Critique please

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Hello again. We have been doing a lot of research and reading and now think we are ready to start to narrow down a plan for our upcoming Vietnam trip.
I would love to hear about logistics for getting from Point A to B and also if we have too little time in each place.
We want to see it all of course, as it looks amazing, but don't want to see more of the same if you know what I mean. If one place we are going is very similar to another then we will spend more time somewhere else. We don't want to go somewhere just for the sake of saying we were there, if it is the same as where we just left.

April 25. Arrive Saigon at 8PM. Overnight
26/27. Head to Can Tho by bus?? for two nights to explore Mekong Delta.
28/29/30. Fly ?? to Phu Quoc to spend time on the beach.

May 1/2/3 fly? to Danang and make our way to Hoi An for 3 nights
May 4/5 train? To Hanoi for two days and then leave on evening train to SaPa
May 6/7/8 SaPa and explore area
May 9/10 we want to go to Ba Be Lake area. How to go from Sa Pa here????? hire a driver?
may 11/12 two night cruise to Bai Tu Long Bay Do we have to go back to Hanoi?
May 13/14 Mai Chau. How to get here from Halong Bay??

May 15/16 Hanoi fly home on the 16th.

are we moving too much? I don't really want to go back to Hanoi every time while in the north. I have heard that being on the road is not a great idea, busses can be dangerous and trains are a better option. Would a tour be better? I see some tours that do SAPA, Ba Be and Mai Chau. I am not really a tour person, but if it makes the logistics easier and it is a small tour group I am okay with that.

I do realize that we don't have any time in Ho Chi Minh, (Saigon) and that is fine with us.
Any tips are very much appreciated.

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