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Feb 27th, 2020 | Info & travel

Customize your Hoi An itinerary for great sightseeing and relaxation

Danang and Hoi An itinerary has become the highlight of Central Vietnam that every traveler should come once in their life to fully enjoy the extraordinary land.

 


1. Outstanding tourist destinations in Hoi An itinerary

If you ever have a chance to travel to Danang, you should also visit the tourist attractions around, especially Hoi An. Hoi An captivates visitors with its ancient beauty of architecture, the peace, and freshness of natural landscape. Tourists coming here certainly look for the unique architecture of old-fashioned houses, alleys, pagodas, and temples. In addition, the local specialities also delight every gourmet. Besides, within a radius of 10km from the ancient town, there are many places that tourists should combine in their Hoi An itinerary:

 

Artisans decorating umbrellas on Cau river in Hoi An

(Source: Internet)

 

1.1 Cu Lao Cham

This is a fascinating island of wild, exotic, and peaceful beauty. Visitors can come here to swim, dive to watch the vivid coral in the shallow water or rent homestays on the island to experience the local life.

 

1.2 An Bang Beach

The beach is famous for its simplicity and purity, it is honored as one of the 50 most beautiful beaches on the planet.

 

1.3 Cua Dai Beach

One of the most beautiful and romantic beaches in Vietnam with the long-stretching white sand and green coconut groves.

 

1.4 Traditional craft villages in Hoi An

Kim Bong carpentry village, Thanh Ha pottery village, Tra Que vegetable village.

 

hoi an itinerary tra que village

(Source: Internet)

 


2. Hoi An – Danang 4days 3nights itinerary

To have a relaxing and flexible schedule, you should spend 4 days 3 nights tour in Hoi An and Da Nang. We recommend a comprehensive itinerary with suggested attractions to assist you when booking your tour. The first day, visitors take their time to explore the modern city of Danang, enjoy the charming beaches and the natural sceneries, for example, Son Tra Peninsula, My Khe Beach. In the evening, visitors must definitely go to the entertainment areas, visit the bridges in Danang such as Dragon Bridge, Han River Bridge, Tran Thi Ly Bridge.

The second day will be devoted to exploring the local landscape, rustic culture, and its pure beauty. Starting the journey, tourists should come to Cu Lao Cham (Cham Island). It is not only a tourist destination but also a UNESCO biosphere reserve. Visitors will visit the biology museum on Cu Lao Cham Island. Other activities such as diving, seeing coral, enjoying seafood, swimming also bring exceptional experience. In the afternoon, tourists return to Hoi An Ancient Town and visit the typical architecture here such as Japanese Covered Bridge, Sa Huynh Cultural Museum, some hundred-year-old houses, Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall & traditional craft villages.

 

Swimming and snorkelling to see the coral at Cham Island

(Source: Internet)

 

The third day of this Danang - Hoi An itinerary, we will spend most of our time exploring the unique Ba Na Hill tourist area, famous for its incredible beauty and refreshing climate. Coming here, tourists should not miss the chance to visit Le Jardin d'Amour Flower Garden, French wine cellar, Linh Ung Pagoda, participate in extreme games at Fantasy Park. Tourists should buy tickets for Ba Na cable car to enjoy the breathtaking grandeur of this place. After the trip to Ba Na Hill, tourists go back to the city and enjoy sunset time on the beach. In the evening, we can go shopping places, pubs, karaoke bars in the city to get loose.

On the last day, visitors should visit the Marble Mountains - a famous tourist area of ​​Danang, which was built in 1825 under the reign of King Minh Mang. On the way to the airport, we can stop at the Han market so you can buy specialities and gifts to bring home.

 

 


3. Danang - Hoi An 3days 2nights itinerary

3 days Danang - Hoi An  itinerary is well fit for visitors who want to discover the highlight destinations within a short amount of time. In that case, please consider the following suggested schedule.

You can spend the first day exploring the gorgeous landscapes of Danang such as Son Tra Peninsula, Ban Co Mount (chessboard mountain), My Khe beach, Sun Wheel, and entertainment areas in the city. On the second day, let's come to Hoi An and rent a high-speed canoe to Cu Lao Cham (Cham Island). While staying on the island, tourists can learn about the biodiversity of the Cham Island, visit the oceanographic museum, participate in snorkeling activities to explore the coral reef in the shallow water, swim, and relax on the beach in Cham Island. Returning to Hoi An, travelers are on the way to visit the famous tourist attractions: Japanese Covered Bridge, some over-hundred-year-old houses, and handicraft workshops. In Hoi An, you can shop for souvenirs such as bronze statues, carvings, keychains, cards, lanterns, silk...

After that, you will come back to Danang, and visit Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village and Marble Mountains on the way. In the evening, you are free to explore Danang at night. On the morning of the third day, you should get up earlier than usual to watch the breaking dawn when the sun rises above the sea horizon. The next destination is Ba Na Hills. The tour continues with exciting games at Fantasy Park. After that, you can catch the early flight for your upcoming location.

 

hoi an itinerary ba na hills

(Source: https://banahills.sunworld.vn/)

 


4. Hoi An Day Tour Itinerary

If you only have one day in Hoi An, here you can find a comprehensive Hoi An day tour itinerary for your journey.

 

4.1 Hoi An in the morning

To start the tour, you should depart early to Cua Dai - Hoi An to board a speedboat to Cu Lao Cham (Cham Island). Cu Lao Cham is considered as a valuable biosphere reserve by UNESCO. Tourists come to the island for the pristine natural landscape, rich ecosystem, they can also participate in snorkeling activities to explore the coral reef and marine creature here.

 

4.2 Hoi An at noon

After the trip to Cu Lao Cham, visitors return to the old town for a walk around the old alleys and street corners. Visitors should enjoy some of the most recommended specialities such as rice with chicken, Quang style noodle soup, Hoi An style noodle with pork and vegetables (Cao Lau).

 

sweet soup in hoi an

(Souce: Hidden Hoi An)

 

4.3 Hoi An in the afternoon

Tourists can discover the famous architectural attractions: Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall, Tan Ky old house, Phung Hung old house, Sa Huynh Museum. In the late afternoon, tourists should visit some traditional craft villages such as Tra Que Vegetable Village, Kim Bong carpentry village, Thanh Ha pottery village to learn about the traditional culture of Hoianians.

 

4.4 Hoi An at night

This is the ideal time for street food lovers. Hoi An can be said to be a streetfood paradise with delicious and cheap dishes such as spring rolls, pancakes, green tea, noodles of all styles... Hoi An Ancient Town at night is covered with an enchanting glow, the ancient houses along the sides of the Hoai River light up shimmering lights and lanterns. On the nights of the 1st and 14th of the lunar month, tourists can rent a boat on the Hoai river, sail along the river, listen to the folk songs and drop lanterns to pray for good luck. The night market is also considered an exciting thing not to be missed when traveling to Hoi An.

 

hoi an itinerary night

(Source: Internet) 

 

The night market on Nguyen Hoang Street is the perfect final destination in Hoi An day tour, a place of various souvenir shops, crafts, and furniture. You can buy some and take them as well as unforgettable memories home with you.