Our Vietnam Overview

Quick Facts:

Time in Vietnam: April 27th, 2023, to May 23rd, 2023. Total: 26 days

From April 27th-May 3rd we spent a total of approximately: $2,126.18.

Average: $40.89 per person, per day.

Our Map:

#1 Start: Hanoi, Vietnam

We flew into Hanoi from Bali, Indonesia and started our Vietnam adventure. We used the city as a sort of home base, returning after every trip north of Hanoi.

What we did:

  1. Hanoi City Walking Tour
  2. Maison Centrale Prison Museum “The Hanoi Hilton”
  3. Beer Street
  4. Ho Chi Minh Museum
  5. Vietnam Military History Museum

To read more in depth on what we did in Hanoi click here.

#2: Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Our second brief stop was to the beautiful mountainous bays on the East coast of Vietnam.

Here we explored:

  1. Ha Long Bay River cruise
  2. Cat Ba Island and cave

To read more in depth of what we did in Ha Long Bay click here.

#3: Sapa, Vietnam

After briefly returning to Hanoi, we took to the mountains of Sapa, close to the Chinese boarder in North Vietnam.

What we did:

  1. Fansipan Mountain via Sun World Park
  2. Sapa Township

To read more in depth of what we did in Sapa click here.

#4: Hà Giang, Vietnam

Famous for its incredible views, in Hà Giang we embarked on a 3-day motorbike journey through the Hà Giang Loop trail.

Here we explored:

  1. Hà Giang Mountains Motorbike Tour

To read more in depth of what we did in Hà Giang click here.

#5: Phong Nha, Vietnam

A brief stopover on our trek south to Hoi An, Phong Nha stood out for its world class cave systems.

What we did:

  1. Paradise Cave
  2. Phong Nha Cave and Boat Ride

To read more in depth of what we did in Phong Nha click here.

#6: Hoi An, Vietnam

One of the most tourist-friendly stops along our journey from north to south. Hoi An also ranks as one of our favorite locations.

Here we explored:

  1. Personal Tailoring
  2. Hoi An Markets
  3. Hoi An Nightlife

To read more in depth of what we did in Hoi An click here.

#7: Nha Trang, Vietnam

Originally this stop was meant only to break apart the 24+ hour journey from Hoi An to Saigon. We were pleasantly surprised with the city by the sea. We had less than a full day, so we didn’t do as much.

What we did:

  1. Explored the city and seaside

To read more in depth on our day in Nha Trang click here.

#8: Saigon/Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Officially called Ho Chi Minh but known to most as Saigon. This is where we spent the last few days of our Vietnam adventure.

Here we explored:

  1. War Remnants Museum
  2. Ben Than Market
  3. Bodhisattva Thich Quan Duc Memorial
  4. Bui Vien Walking Street
  5. French area of the city
  6. Cu Chi Tunnel tour

To read more in depth about Saigon click here.

From Vietnam we continued to Cambodia. And that’s the map!

Catchup with all our adventures in Vietnam, Bali, and New Zealand now.


2 Responses

  1. What was you favorite thing to do in Hanoi? I arrive on June 18 with my 15 year old son.

    • The Maison Centrale museum was really interesting, and walking through the different markets, especially the wet market, was such a cool, culture-shock experience!

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