Hoi An is located about 80 km from Hue City that takes approximately 3 hours by car. For those who wants to cram more into their stay, these two destinations are combined into an itinerary from 3 to 5 days.
As the sun rises, take a visit the Imperial City of Hue. It is the best to go on foot in stead of bike riding. In the afternoon, there are cab and motor-taxi to visit the further attractions such as Royal Tombs or various pagodas such as Thien Mu and Thiet Lam. At the first night in Hue, the boat trips along Perfume River might impress you with its traditional features of Hue royal court music.
Transporting to Hoi An, you can contact one of the travel companies near Le Loi area for information about bus or rent a motorbike yourself. Connecting Hue to Hoi An, Hai Van pass is considered one among world’s top 10 best snenic drives. Just before and after the tunnel, the beauty of the pass is just striking.
When arriving in Hoi An, you can choose to stay near Cua Dai Beach to enjoy the seascape or in the ancient town of Hoi An if you love serenity. You can spend the afternoon visiting the old quarter of Hoi An, helping you get some clothes and shoes that fit your size and visit the town’s main attractions. The food in Hoi An is charming. And if you are fortunate enough to go to Hoi An in the middle of the lunar month, you will be fascinated by the charm of the city. All the light goes out, leaving space for floating lanterns along Thu Bon River.
Book a tour to My Son Holy Land, one of the most sacred places in Vietnam, the religious central of Cham civilization. The site was recognized by UNESCO in 1999 as a World Heritage. If you visit My Son Sanctuart in summer time, it is necessary to carry plenty of water as your walking trip is quite long and arduous.
Coming back to Hoi An in the afternoon, you can enjoy Cua Dai Beach for sunbathing and swimming, or spend more time exploring and shopping for local products in the Old Quarter. Do not forget to visit the Cargo Club for a variety of luxurious ice-cream options or mango mouse. In other words, Hoi An is the place for endless stories of discovering cultural and culinary attractions.