I recommend a minimum of three full days to explore all that Hoi An has to offer. This gives you enough time to see Hoi An and its beaches, spend an afternoon in Da Nang, and maybe take a day trip to My Son (see below).
How many days should I stay in Hoi An?
Any amount of time you are able to allocate in Hoi An is better than nothing, however most travelers tend to dedicate a minimum of 3 days in order to have a truly memorable experience of this beautiful place.
Is Da Nang the same as Hoi An?
Danang is a regular small city vs Hoi An which is a resort town (former Chinese fishing village) – Hoi An has all the creature comforts/best food in VN. They are neighbors – stay in Hoi An and see Danang too.
Is 3 days in Hoi An Enough?
Make sure you keep reading this Hoi An itinerary to help prepare for your trip! Hoi An is one of the prettiest cities in Vietnam (no really, it is). … With that being said, 3 days in Hoi An is the perfect amount of time to get a true feeling for the historic town, as well as enough time for a beach day!
What is there to do in Danang for 3 days?
Day 1 Summary:
- watch the sunrise at My Khe beach.
- drive around Son Tra Peninsula (Linh Ung Pagoda, Banyan Tree, Ban Co Peak)
- eat fresh seafood at beach restaurants near Son Tra Peninsula.
- enjoy craft beer with stunning views at 7 Bridges Brewing Company.
- do a pub crawl or relax in expat area.
Which is better Hue or Hoi An?
Hoi An during the day is very relaxed and there’s not much going on, but Hoi An has a really good cafe scene, way better than Hue. So if you just want to take it easy then relax in a cafe, maybe do a cooking class, or a bicycle trip into the nearby countryside for a bit.
Is it worth visiting Da Nang?
So is Danang worth visiting? Yes, sure. Danang is considered to be the ideal destination for roughly everyone, from the energetic young ones to the elderly.
Is it better to stay in Danang or Hoi An?
When visitors choose picturesque Hoi An over vibrant Da Nang, they say it is because they find Hoi An to be a little more relaxing. Hoi An is very walkable whereas in Da Nang the areas of interest are more widespread, there’s a distinct lack of a town centre and you are required to go longer distances.
How do I get from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An?
Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An Travel
- Bus (20 hours 20 minutes, plus 1-hour bus ride to Da Nang)
- Train (17 hours, plus 1-hour bus ride to Da Nang)
- Plane (1 hour 20 minutes, plus 1-hour bus ride to Da Nang)
- Motorbike (17-18 hours; we don’t advise you ride directly there.