We are travelling to Hanoi next Thursday and so far all I have booked are the flights to get there. We only have 8 nights in Vietnam and want to do overnight boat trip in halong bay but don’t know what to do with the rest of our time. Was originally thinking of flying down to Da Nang and going to Hoi An for a few days. Would we have time to do this or is there enough to do like visiting tam coc or trang an to stay in Hanoi for the whole time. Thought that as it’s the rainy season in the north might be best to fly to central Vietnam for a few days? Don’t want to rush and want to experience the places we visit as will come back and have longer stay.
Would really welcome any advice and suggestions on things to do/places to visit/experiences to make the most of our 8 days.