If Hoi An was recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage then Danang– the most livable city in Vietnam, was voted by the New York Times as one of the most ideal destinations in the world in 2015 because of its modern and civilized image. These two destinations promise to bring you the most memorable experience on your 1 day in Da Nang and Hoi An.

One day is the perfect time for discovering the Old Town of Hoi An and energetic Da Nang City during your trip to Central Vietnam. Here presents two recommended options of itineraries on 1 day in Da Nang and Hoi An tours so as to make your vacation more memorable than ever.

The poetic Hoi An Town
The poetic Hoi An Town

1 Day in Da Nang and Hoi An – Itineraries in Brief

Itinerary 1: Morning in Da Nang- Afternoon and Evening in Hoi An

On 1 day in Da Nang and Hoi An, visitors will have a chance to visit many beautiful natural landscapes as well as the ancient town with hundreds of year- old houses.

We would love to suggest the first itinerary with morning in Da Nang and afternoon and evening in Hoi An. This option promises to bring you a lot of romantic but equally interesting memories and experiences.

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Itinerary 2: Morning in My Son- Afternoon and Evening in Da Nang

You should not miss an opportunity to spend your morning in The World Cultural Heritage My Son. This option will fulfill your mind with amazing historical knowledge and discover a new solemn terrain in the beautiful S-shaped country.

In the afternoon and evening, you had better immerse completely into the bustling Da Nang city. There are a lof ot stunning destinations that will make your 1 day in Da Nang and Hoi An the most unforgettable trip ever!

Itineraries in Details

1 Day in Da Nang and Hoi An – Itinerary 1

Da Nang in the morning

Han River

Let your 1 day in Da Nang and Hoi An begins with Han River. The river is famous for its Dragon fish carp statue, Love bridge as well as the romantic sunrise scene.

Romantic sunrise on Han River
Romantic sunrise on Han River

You can rent a yacht arriving toward Da Nang Bay and witness poetic sunrise on the horizon. Together with the scene of busy fishing boats bustling in and out, you can also enjoy Vietnamese coffee right on the boat.

The Statue of Dragon fish carp
The Statue of Dragon fish carp

The statue of Dragon fish carp not only has aesthetic significance but also becomes a symbol of bold folk art and beliefs. Its image represents the carp overcoming all difficulties and turning into a life of the dragon.

The Love Bridge
The Love Bridge

Besides, the Love bridge with its lovely locks on the edge is an interesting and romantic place for couples. The bridge was built based on ideas from the world’s most well-known love locks suspension bridges. They are the Pont des Arts (France), Hohenzollern (Germany), Milvio (Italy) and Tretriakovsky (Russia).

Ba Na Hills
Cable Cars Travelling- Ba Na Hills
Cable Cars Travelling- Ba Na Hills

Ba Na landscape is located on the mountain of God, about 25 km from the city center, in the territory of Hoa Ninh Commune, Hoa Vang, Da Nang.

This destination has a cool climate with average temperature of only 18 degrees Celsius. The weather is suitable for visitors to enjoy the fresh air and view the landscape from above with cable cars. With the price of 750,000 VND each person, visitors can take a beautiful panoramic view of this miniature Europe while travelling by cable cars.

Golden Bridge
The Golden Bridge
The Golden Bridge

Since you’re in Ba Na, you definitely don’t want to miss the first-rate Golden Bridge.  The bridge takes on the role of connecting the landscape from Marseille station to Thien Thai garden and Le Jardin D’Amour garden of Ba Na Hills tourist area.

Golden Bridge becomes a global phenomenon of Vietnam tourism with the impressively design that evokes the image of “the giant hand of the Gods pulling a golden thread out of the mountain”.

My Khe Beach
Beautiful My Khe Beach
Beautiful My Khe Beach

My Khe beach was voted by Forbes Magazine as one of the six most charming beaches on the planet. This beach is about 900 meters long, has flat sand shore and suitable waves for bathing as well as playing sea sports. The sea water will become green if you visit My Khe on a sunny day.

Hoi An in the afternoon and evening

In the afternoon

Tra Que Culinary Village & Spa
Cooking class in Tra Que Culinary Village
Cooking class in Tra Que Culinary Village

This village is known as the organic vegetables supply for the whole Hoi An and nearby areas, about 15 minutes cycling from Hoi An old quarter.

You will have your opportunity to join a cooking class and cook 4 main local dishes under the guidance of professional cooks.

Moreover, you can refresh yourself with Vietnamese traditional therapy at the spa center, the sounds of water flowing and the relaxable smell of natural essential oils, herbs and spices balance.

Tra Que Herbs Massage
Thanh Ha Pottery Village
A corner of Thanh Ha Pottery Village

On your half day in Hoi An, you should spend time to discover the famous Thanh Ha Pottery Village. Citizens in this village have been making beautiful artworks in pottery material for over 400 years such as cups, jars, bowls, pots and so on.

You can also participating in making your own pottery-handcrafted commodities under the guidance of skillful locals.

In the evening

Hoi An Ancient Town
Marvelous Hoi An Old Town at night
Marvelous Hoi An Old Town at night

The UNESCO Heritage Site is known as a favorite tourism attraction to a lot of travellers with its old houses, narrow streets full of colorful lanterns, moss-grown walls and so on.

For permission to enter any of the historic buildings here, you need to purchase a ticket with price of 120,000 VND. It allows you to explore 5 amazing places of the Old Town that you can’t miss on this itinerary.

1 Day in Da Nang and Hoi An – Itinerary 2

My Son in the morning

My Son Sanctuary dates from the 4th to the 13th centuries CE and be located in the mountainous border Duy Xuyen District in Central Vietnam. This is one the most important constructions of the My Son civilization.

My Son Sanctuary
My Son Sanctuary

The destination has its unique culture. Its spiritual origins to Indian Hinduism developed on the coast of simultaneous Vietnam. This used to be a place for worship of the Champa dynasty and tomb of Cham Kings and royal relatives. My Son Sanctuary is considered one of the main temples of Hinduism in South-East Asia and the only heritage of this genre in Vietnam.

The monuments of the My Son sanctuary are manufactured in fired brick with stone pillars and decorated with sandstone bas-reliefs description scenes from Hindu mythology. It also presents a lively picture of spiritual and political life in an important phase of South-East Asia history.

  • Location: Duy Phu commune, Duy Xuyen district, Quang Nam province, about 69 km from Da Nang city.
  • Ticket price: 150.000 VND (including entrance fees and services).

Da Nang in the afternoon and evening

In the afternoon

Marble Mountains
Stately Marble Mountains

This scenic spot is located 8 km South-East of Da Nang center. It consists of 6 limestone mountains: Kim Son, Moc Son, Thuy Son, Hoa Son (2 tops) and Tho Son. Visitors to Ngu Hanh Son can feel the beauty of the water and clouds, learn the place’s cultural, spiritual and historical values.

Thuy Son is the highest mountain of Marble Mountains with a height of 106 m. There are many pagodas and caves that attract a lot of visitors annually. Besides, Tam Thai is the oldest temple with famous relics such as: Hoa Nghiem cave, Huyen Khong cave,…

In the evening

Cua Dai Beach

Located 5 km East of Hoi An, Cua Dai Beach is one of the 25 most beautiful beaches in Asia. This beach has clear blue water, white sand and small waves.

Breath-taking sunset on Cua Dai Beach
Breath-taking sunset on Cua Dai Beach

There are luxury resorts next to the beach with a traditional architectural style in harmony with nature. You can have a chance watch the sunset if you travel here in the late afternoon. Moreover, you’d love to feel the fresh wind and listen to the murmur of this sea on your 1 day in Da Nang and Hoi An.

Also in the evening, if you spend time sitting on the shore, you can hear somewhere the voice of local residents singing Hat bai choi. It is considered as a typical type of folk song in the Central region of Vietnam.

I hope that our suggestions will meet your interest and expectation. Customize your Vietnam tour to make your 1 day in Da Nang and Hoi An most memorable as well as unforgettable time in Central Vietnam!

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Bich Ngoc

As a true Vietnamese enthusiast of music, books and coffee, Bich Ngoc loves researching into those typical cultural characteristics of Vietnam as well as exploring further destinations in the country of thousand years of civilization.

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