Hoi An Itinerary: How Many Days Should You Stay Here?

December 14, 2023 - 609 views

Hoi An has many things to offer to you. Besides the ancient town, there are many other places to see surrounding Hoian such as My son holy land, Thanh Ha pottery village, Cam Thanh coconut village, An Bang beach, Cham island, Kim Bong village… You may need at least three days to this beautiful city. If you can not afford to stay here long, follow our recommended itineraries for Hoian and pick up one which is best for you. The below article including 7 different itineraries for Hoian from one day to one week, it will be helpful for your plan for Hoian's next vacation.

Hoi An Itinerary

Hoian is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a Southeast Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. This city is considered one of the best destinations in Vietnam. When planning a trip to Hoian, many people think that Hoian is a small town, so they prepare to stay a short time. Let's learn option for Hoi An itinerary below:

Popular Hoi An itinerary

One-day itinerary

Hoi An City Tour: If you have only one day in Hoian, it is best to join the Hoian city tour in the morning to visit the historical and cultural sites of the city, then a food tour in the evening. During the Hoian city tour, you will be visiting famous places in Hoian such as the Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, the local fish market…You can stop at some places for shopping, eating. After a 4-hour walking tour, you can walk back to your hotel for lunch, relaxing, then take part in the street food tour that evening.

Hoi An Evening Food Tour by bike or motorbike: The tour starts at 16:00, and you will be cycling to the best food stalls in Hoian to taste its specialties such as Banh Mi, Cao Lau, Banh Xeo, Cheese, Beer & Wine, and Hoian BBQ... The tour is not only about the food, but also about exploring the beauty of Hoian at night.

Hoi An City tour

Hoi An City tour

 

 

Two-day itinerary

  • Day 1: Hoian city tour & Hoian Motorbike Street Food Tour Half Day
  • Day 2: My Son tour

It would be great if you have 2 days in Hoian. Besides the Hoian city tour and food tour, you are recommended to visit My Son holly land. The tour is a great choice for tourists who want to explore ancient kingdoms and architecture. Paying a visit to this place, you will have more understanding of Vietnam’s ancient cultural element of unique sacred and mysterious beauty.

My Son Holly land

My Son Holly land

 

Three-day itinerary

  • Day 1: Hoian city tour & Hoian Motorbike Street Food Tour Half Day
  • Day 2: My Son tour & Cooking class
  • Day 3: Ba Na Hill –Golden bridge.

Having 3 days in Hoian, you can spend your last day visiting Ba Na Hill - Golden bridge. The Golden Bridge is world-famous and is the place many people want to get there at least once during their lifetime. Coming to Ba Na Hill, tourists will get the chance to see not only the Golden bridge, but also visit Flower Garden of Love, Linh Ung Pagoda & Debay Wine Cellar, and play exciting games in Fantasy Park. That is a full-day tour with a lot of fun and excitement.

Ba Na Hills & Golden Bridge

Ba Na Hills & Golden Bridge

 

Four-day itinerary

  • Day 1: Hoian city tour & Hoian Motorbike Street Food Tour Half Day
  • Day 2: My Son tour & Cooking class
  • Day 3: Ba Na Hill –Golden bridge
  • Day 4: Tra Que village

If you have 4 days in Hoian, you can spend your last day visiting Tra Que village, which is famous for its sweet-scented and fresh vegetables. These vegetables help to create the best dishes in Hoian such as Cao Lau, Quang noddles… Coming here, you will have a chance to see how the farming work is, take part in the farming activities such as cultivating and watering plants or tasting and cooking the local dishes.

Tra Que herb village

Tra Que herb village

 

Five-day itinerary

  • Day 1: Hoian city tour & Hoian Motorbike Street Food Tour Half Day
  • Day 2: My Son tour & Cooking class
  • Day 3: Ba Na Hill –Golden bridge
  • Day 4: Tra Que village
  • Day 5: Cu Lao Cham Full Day

Cu Lao cham is somewhere you should not miss when you have 5 days in Hoian. Cham Island consists of 8 islands: Hon Lao, Hon Dai, Hon Mo, Hon Kho mother, Hon Kho con, Hon La, Hon Tai, and Hon Ong. This place is an attractive eco-tourism site, with a cool year-round climate, flora and fauna, and seafood very diverse. Popular activities in this island are swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving.

Cham Island

Cham Island

 

Six-day itinerary

  • Day 1: Hoian city tour & Hoian Motorbike Street Food Tour Half Day
  • Day 2: My Son tour & Cooking class
  • Day 3: Ba Na Hill –Golden bridge
  • Day 4: Tra Que village
  • Day 5: Cu Lao Cham Full Day
  • Day 6: Hoian Countryside by Bike

If you have 6 days for your holiday vacation, do not miss the bike tour to the countryside from Hoian. This tour will immerse you in the culture, history, and commerce of Hoian, allow you to cycle the alleyways, venture across the river and into the small village paths, watch locals at work…

Biking around Hoi An Village

Biking around Hoi An Village

 

Option 7: Hoian seven-day itinerary

  • Day 1: Hoian city tour
  • Day 2: My Son tour & Cooking class
  • Day 3: Ba Na Hill –Golden bridge
  • Day 4: Tra Que village
  • Day 5: Cu Lao Cham Full Day
  • Day 6: Hoian Countryside by Bike
  • Day 7: Hoian free day

One week in Hoian is a great amount of time. After 6 days with either a half or full-day tour, you can just relax at the hotel pool or Hoian beach on the last day. We can arrange the tour to places which you are interested in such as Thanh Ha pottery village, Cam Thanh coconut village, Kim Bong village.

Cam Thanh Coconut village

Cam Thanh Coconut village

 

How to choose the best itinerary for your vacation in Hoian?

If you are planning to visit Hoian, but do not know which itinerary is best for you, I would recommend spending as much time as you can for Hoi An. Many tourists traveling to Hoian want to extend their time in this beautiful city, or plan to come even they are in the city. However, when choosing the itinerary for Hoian, you need to consider many things. You had better answer three following questions

How long you have?: Tourists coming to Hoian spend at least two days, some even stay here for one week. You will need at least two days to get your tailored-made clothes. Besides, do not forget to put at least a half-day free in Hoian to do whatever you want. You can stop at a place for food, shopping, sightseeing… which you miss on the sightseeing tour before.

What kinds of activities? Another thing to consider when choosing an itinerary for Hoi An is your interest. There are many interesting activities in Hoian for you to join from sightseeing to cooking, cycling to the countryside, snorkeling, scuba diving…. No matter what kinds of activities you want, there is always something to offer to you, and we can include it in the itinerary.

Price range: The last, but the no less important thing to consider is the price of each itinerary. Joining a group helps to decrease the price of the tour. If you are on a budget, you can put free days in the itinerary, choose to explore Hoian on the bicycle. Most of the hotels in Hoian offer free bikes for tourists to explore Hoian. You can cycle to the surrounding areas like the countryside, the beaches, to save the cost of the tour.

Choosing an itinerary for Hoian is not easy. You have to consider many things before being able to make the final decision. One way to helps you save the time; money is to contact a travel consultant who has been working in tourism for a long time and have much experience in planning holiday. They provide many package tours at a reasonable price and make sure you will not miss any single place in Hoian.

No matter how many days you have, which itinerary you choose for your holiday, enjoy any moment, and plan to come back if you can. Each time you visit this city, you will the new and interesting things about Hoian. This city welcomes a large number of tourists coming to visit each year including a lot of return customers. You only know why when you get there. Do not hesitate to book a Hoi An tour for your next holiday. Contact BestPrice Travel for the best itinerary, best price, and unforgettable holiday.

Jenny Tran

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