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Vietnam in 12 Days- Itinerary Help

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My wife and I have 12 days in Vietnam next April. We arrive in Ho Chi Minh City and depart from Hanoi. Our plane tickets are award seats and these cities and their dates are fixed.

My thoughts were to concentrate our time mostly on Hoi An, Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay. We would fly from HCMC to Da Nang and from Da Nang to Hanoi for efficiency.

My preliminary thoughts:

Day 0: arrive HCMC at 10:30 am

Day 1: spend full day in HCMC

Day 2: am flight to Da Nang ---> Hoi An

Day 3: Hoi An

Day 4: am flight to Hanoi---> day in Hanoi

Days 5, 6,& 7: Halong Bay Cruise (3day/2night)

Day 7: ----> night train to Sapa

Days 8 & 9: Sapa ----> night train to Hanoi

Days 10, 11, & 12: Hanoi ----> depart 12:30 on Day 12

My concern about this schedule:

Are we trying to do too much in too little time? Is the trip to Sapa even worth it for two days with a night train on either end? I keep wondering if we'd be better off eliminating Sapa and adding a day each to our time in Hanoi and Hoi An, but that seems like we'd be missing out on the closest thing to the "real" Vietnam we are likely to experience on this trip.

Any and all thoughts are appreciated and thanks in advance!

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