Suggestions for Vietnam

31/m I plan on traveling Vietnam from Hanoi to Saigon taking the coastal side in Sept. Ill also be stopping by places like Sapa, Halong Bay, etc. I need suggestions of what to do and where to eat.

I love outdoor stuff like hiking/trekking so please let me know about beautiful trails or challenging ones.

Any suggestions for nightlife?

Fun &/or unique things to see and do in general maybe some phototraps

The must know is places to eat!! I would really like to know where you’ve had your best meal in vietnam. Hidden gems, local carts, fine dining.

Ive watched alot of youtube and read wikitravel vietnam but id really like get it information from this community please and thank you!

My rough itinerary

Hanoi 3 nights

Sapa 3-4 days

Ha long bay 2-3 days

Ninh binh- 2 nights

Hue -3 days

Hoi an – 3 days

Nha Trang-3 days

Da Lat-3 days

Back to saigon

I would also love to kayak halong area is there any options outside the boat tours? If not which boat tour would you recommend? Preferably 1 day 2 at most.

Thanks

Side note:
Thank y’all very much for everything!! Its so cool looking up y’all recommendations.

Suggestions for Vietnam