North or South Vietnam for 6 days/5 nights?
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Dec 27, 2011 12:09 PM Last Post By: nanojesus
Dec 26, 2011 12:12 PM
North or South Vietnam for 6 days/5 nights?Hi all,
We will be traveling to Vietnam in late February for 5 days/6 nights, and then flying to our long-term destination in China.
Should we fly into Ho Chi Minh or Hanoi? Because we'll only have 5 days, I figure we will stick to either the "North" or "South." Where would be better to spend our 5 days, and what must-sees do you suggest we check out?
Truly appreciate your time and advice. Thanks!
Dec 26, 2011 9:18 PM
Dec 26, 2011 10:10 PM
Dec 26, 2011 10:13 PM
3Thank you both for your advice.
I absolutely want to check out North Vietnam, especially Halong Bay and Hanoi, but I think maybe on this trip the South might be better. I definitely want to come back to Vietnam and do the trip proper (1 month plus)
What places in or near Ho Chi Minh would you suggest?
Dec 26, 2011 10:57 PM
Dec 27, 2011 3:54 AM
5In The North Ninh Binh is certainly worth a visit.
Saigon has basically ...0 ...to offer!
Dec 27, 2011 10:46 AM
6I guess temps are relative to what you're used to. Last Feb. temps in Hanoi felt mild to me (day time highs of 15-19 C) with only a light jacket needed. Don't let the weather be the determining factor.
Dec 27, 2011 12:09 PM
7Yes, I live in the Northeast of the United States, so 15 - 19 c wouldn't be too big of a deal. I don't mind cold weather, but is it usually foggy and/or rainy in North Vietnam during late February?
And another question, and one I asked elsewhere, do you all think I'd be better off spending those 5 or 6 days in Thailand where I will be beforehand (instead of going to Vietnam at all)? I completely understand that longer is better in Southeast Asia, and if I had an ideal situation I would stay for a month in each country. But I don't and I'm not sure when I will.
I know only 5 days in Vietnam isn't much, but I just really want to see a little bit of both countries while I still can.
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