Discovering Danang and Hoi An is one of the most exciting tours that attract travelers all over the world. This Da Nang and Hoi An guide article covers the must-see attractions, local food tips, accommodation, and some means of transportation to get around the city whether you have three days or three weeks to travel. Besides, we are going to add an example adventure for you guys to imagine the reality. Let’s come and enjoy what we can do when spending 72 hours in Danang and Hoi An with When in Danang!
4. An example itinerary when discovering Danang and Hoi An
4.1. Day 1
4.1.1. My Khe Beach – Ba Na Hills
At 4 a.m (early morning):
Firstly, heading to My Khe Beach to enjoy the dawn. At this time, there are still a few people doing their exercises. The fresh air, the sound of waves, the shining sun, all of these little things make you feel more serene. If you love welcoming the sunrise, obviously this is an ideal way when discovering Danang and Hoi An.
At 6 a.m:
Having fish noodle soup and drink green bean milk for breakfast. Especially, this is one of the most typical breakfast that is easy to find in Danang city.
At 7 a.m:
Next, departing for Ba Na Hills (ticket đ715.000/person – not including lunch buffet). You guys are able to figure out things to do in Ba Na Hills through our recent articles.
Seating in Ba Na Hills cable car system: Ba Na Hills has a map for visitors to find suitable destinations. Floating high up to the sky to see the pristine forest below. Moreover, there is also melodic music on cable cars to give you a more adventurous feeling.
Check-in the French village: with the beautiful view and the cool wind, it is absolutely suitable for travelers to wander around this village and capture moments with your family or friends. Besides, visitors can visit the flower garden. It has some types of flowers you can only see in cold countries and temperate climates. Right from the moment you step into this flower garden, you will feel the sweet scent of flowers that reach your nose.
Visiting Golden Bridge (Cau Vang): the Golden Bridge is coming to be one of the iconic destinations when exploring Danang city. Because of the huge number of visitors visiting Ba Na Hills every day, especially most travelers want to check-in at the Golden Bridge so this place is always crowded. As a result, it will be difficult to take a beautiful photo to keep your memories in this spot.
Thrilling at Fantasy Park: there are many games like racing games, electronic shooters, underground journeys, 3D & 4D cinema, …
At 3 p.m:
Leaving Ba Na Hills and have a snack before starting your adventure to the bustle of Da Nang
4.1.2. Enjoy Danang local cuisines
At 4 p.m:
Eating Thai Sweet gruel in Lien store (175 Hai Phong St.) with a price range is from only đ20.000. This is a must-try dish in Danang in the summer days.
At 7 p.m:
Having dinner in Nam Danh seafood store (139/59/38 Tran Quang Khai, Son Tra Dis., Danang city. The dishes here deserve the criteria: Delicious – Extra – Cheap. Moreover, a diverse menu from snails, squids, peanut fish salad, sauce crabs, … to shrimps. Moreover, for crab and squid, you should go to the pool of this store to choose the fresh ones and weigh by yourself. Especially, crab and squid are still swimming in the water.
At 9 p.m:
Drinking fresh coconut while having a chit-chat with your partners and watch Han River Bridge spin. Coming to Da Nang, you must see with your own eyes the rotating Han River Bridge, this is a specialty of tourists visiting Da Nang.
4.2. Day 2
4.2.1. Obama Stone Beach – Linh Ung Pagoda – Con Market
At 7 a.m:
Obama beach at Son Tra Peninsula: it has fresh and crystal water. Let’s immerse yourself in the pure refreshing water to let all your worries float away.
At 9 a.m:
Visiting Linh Ung Pagoda at Son Tra Peninsula: this is one of the most sacred pagodas in Da Nang. In your discovering Danang and Hoi An Trying local cuisines when discovering Danang and Hoi An, visiting Linh Ung Pagoda is an activity that Both locals and tourists often come here to pray for their family’s peace or even voice their wishes. In addition, at Linh Ung Pagoda there is the highest statue of Buddha in Vietnam with a height of 67 meters. Moreover, the height of the statue is equivalent to a 30-storey building.
At 10 a.m:
Having a craving lunch by eating “Banh xeo”, “Spring rolls” at the most attractive local food store – Ms.Duong (280/23 Hoang Dieu St., Hai Chau Dis., Danang city).
At 11:30 a.m:
Heading down to Con Market in the city center for snacks and buy gifts.
A must-try dish at Con Market is beef offal (Mrs. Man’s store). With the price of đ20.000/bowl, this is a Vietnamese dish made from pork meat and offal, braised in a spiced stock (sometimes added with curry powder). The beef is then dipped in pepper, lime, and chili fish sauce and eaten with rice, noodles, or “banh mi”. Besides, drinking pineapple ginseng tea is also an ideal choice. It’s delicious, fragrant and all of the stores are prepared as a dessert.
And so on and the clouds of other snacks. Come to Danang, if you are wondering where to eat, hit the Con Market – a snack paradise with the price is quite cheap.
Buying gifts: Con Market has many shops selling dried seafood to choose from. Visitors should buy fiber mackerel, yellow thread fish, dried beef, grilled coconut cake, and so on.
4.2.2. Bridge of Love – Rong Bridge
At 6 p.m:
Dining out and sample Danangese local food
At 8 p.m:
Check-in Bridge of Love and Dragon Carp Statue (free entrance): Along with Bridge of Love, Dragon Carp offers an ideal place for sightseeing and walking in Da Nang when exploring this glorious city. The best time to visit early in the morning and at night.
At 9 p.m:
Admire Dragon Bridge breathing fire/water (only available on Sat & Sun): it’s really quick, but it still looks excellent. When in Danang wouldn’t suggest visitors stand on the bridge because you’d get muddy. By standing on the Bridge of Love, travelers will have memorable moments with such a magnificent view of Rong Bridge.
4.3. Day 3
4.3.1. Cham Island
At 8 a.m:
Depart for Cham Island.
The high-speed boat to the island riding strongly on the waves. Visitors can immerse themselves in watching the sea, that is a very wonderful experience.
The canoe will take you to Bai Lang – Bai Lay – Bai Chong.
Do not ignore the swimming & coral viewing activities if you are traveling to Cham Island (who does not know how to swim will be quite hard). We highly recommend travelers to bring more than one outfit to change after engaging in this exciting activity.
At 12 p.m:
Having lunch: traveling on tour will have meals prepared (includes: boiled shrimp, mackerel in tomato sauce, mackerel sour soup, grilled scallop with onion oil, fried egg, braised ribs, fried squid, forest vegetables with fish sauce, rice, and desserts with a little hemp leaf cake – Cham Island specialty)
At 2:30 p.m:
Canoe brings visitors back to the mainland
- Tips when traveling Cham Island:
– The weather is extremely sunny and hot, remember to always bring sunscreen/hat/shirt.
– Visitors should choose sneakers for convenient travel.
– Anyone who gets seasick while sitting on a canoe to Cham Island, choose the back seat to feel more comfortable.
4.3.2. Hoi An Ancient Town
At 4 p.m:
Wander around Hoi An Old Town and taste some local specialties.
Kumquat tea (đ10.000/cup): it is a delicious rustic and popular drink with a sour and sweet taste. The fragrant tea and kumquat flavor help dissolve the heat. There is nothing better than a large sip of ice-cold kumquat tea on a warm sunny day.
“Mot” – a must-try cool drink in Hoi An (đ12.000/cup): it’s is a little top end taster to try this kind of herbal drink. “Mot” is amazingly fresh, cool, and healthy, mixed with herbs such as cinnamon, honeysuckle, lemongrass, lime with a great scent of lotus. Besides, the owner of “Mot” have already known how to protect our environment by using the paper cup.
On the other hand, “Banh Mi Phuong” – Hoi An Best Banh Mi (đ30.000): the crispy crust bread is along with a variety of meats, vegetables, and unique sauces. All of these make the “Banh Mi” more delicious and full of nutrients.
Taste “Cao Lau” – Hoi An specialty (đ25.000/bowl): this yellow noodles dish is served with shrimp, pork, raw vegetables, and a little broth. The yellow of these noodles is made from a mixture of ash from local plants. Especially, “Cao Lau” is made from crunchy noodles, not as soft as normal ones. As a result, you can mix noodles freely without fear of crushing.
Last but not least, check-in Faifo coffee: the top view coffee shop overlooking Hoi An Town. Normally, visitors come here mainly to take gorgeous pictures. You guys can take a look at our article to figure out more wonderful coffee shops in Hoi An.
At 6 p.m:
Taking a boat on Hoai River to watch the sunset and drop flower garlands and colored lanterns (đ200.000/boat for 6 people/30 minutes), each person is given a flower. Furthermore, When in Danang recommends travelers get on the boat in the late afternoon to admire the sunset scenery while watching the Hoai River when it gets dark.
At 8 p.m:
Leave Hoi An Ancient Town, back to Danang city, and head to Danang International Airport. This is a fabulous ending for discovering Danang and Hoi An itinerary.
Finally, all of the above is a typical example for visitors to discovering Danang and Hoi An. Besides, both two beautiful cities have other places of interest that travelers can hit the road to adventure. For instance, not only the beaches, river, and downtown, but also trendy coffee shops are included in an itinerary around Danang recently. The recent cafes are designed to be very eye-catching and trendy for young people, from retro, vintage to modern styles, or even those designed in an abstract style with neutral tones.
- Namto House Coffee – 130 Nguyen Chi Thanh St., Hai Chau Dis., Danang
- Bread and Salt Coffee – 84 Hoang Ke Viem St., Ngu Hanh Son Dis., Danang
- Dau Ngot Cafe – 92 Duong Dinh Nghe St., Son Tra Dis., Danang
- Ibasho coffee and hostel – An Trung Dong 7 St., Son Tra Dis., Danang
- Boulevard Gelato and Coffee – 77 Tran Quoc Toan St., Hai Chau Dis., Danang
Moreover, visitors are able to find a coffee corner along the way, the corners with tranquility and reflection of life. In a recent article by When in Danang, you can explore more about the top coffee shops that attract tourists in Hoi An. We hope tourists will have moments of relaxation and comfort when discovering Danang and Hoi An.