1. Overview

Hoi An is a city in Quang Nam province and a must-see for anyone planning to visit Vietnam. Hoi An is a quaint, peaceful city with beautiful colonial buildings, great shops and restaurants, and friendly locals. You’ll have a great time in Hoi An, visiting most of the must-see places in 2 days in Hoi An itinerary.

This 2 days in Hoi An itinerary will bring you all the best things to do when coming to Hoi An. The first day, you will explore Hoi An Ancient Town, with lots to see, do, eat, and shop. On Day 2, you will have the An Bang Beach Tour, which offers the opportunity to relax, visit one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam, and check in at Hoi An’s most famous cafe, Roving Chillhouse.

2. Ideal time to travel 2 days in Hoi An itinerary

The climate in Hoi An is divided into two seasons: the rainy season from September to January of the following year and the dry season from February to August. At any time you come to Hoi An, you will feel the beauty and wonders of Hoi An, which are uniquely interesting. However, the most ideal time to visit the old town is from February to April because the weather in early spring is cool, the sun is mild, and there is little rain. You can see more of our Best Time to Visit Hoi An: Seasons, Festivals, Travel, and Travel Tips 2023 guide here

3. How to get to Hoi An

Hoi An is in Quang Nam province and does not have an airport. The nearest airport is in Da Nang, about 30 km from Hoi An. The shortest and most convenient route to Hoi An is to fly to Da Nang Airport. Currently, there are many airlines, such as Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Bamboo Airways, etc., all operating flights from the city. Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to Da Nang have a ticket price of about 15.72 USD to 62.03 USD per way per person and the flight time takes more than 1 hour.

Then, from Da Nang to Hoi An, you can take a bus, taxi, or motorbike, all of which are very convenient. You can catch a taxi at the airport for 12.41 USD to 16.54 USD per way. The Da Nang-Hoi An bus runs every 20 minutes to Hoi An, departing from Da Nang bus station. The ticket price is about 0.83 USD per person.

4. How to move in Hoi An

When arriving in Hoi An, you should choose the most convenient means of transportation. You can rent a motorbike for about 3.31 USD to 6.62 USD per day. When visiting Hoi An Ancient Town, you cannot travel by motorbike. At this time, bicycles, cyclos, and walking are the most ideal choices. Some homestays and resorts have services that let you use free bicycles when renting a resort room here. In addition, you can also go by car to move around Hoi An. You can see more of our Hoi An car rental experience here

5. Where to stay when traveling 2 days in Hoi An itinerary?

Finding suitable accommodation is an important step in any trip, as it can greatly impact your visit. There are plenty of options in Hoi An, with accommodations to suit every budget and travel style. However, to ensure you don’t miss out on the best accommodations in Hoi An, it’s best to book in advance. You can refer to some hotels and homestays in Hoi An below:

Loongboong Homestay Hoi An

Little Hoi An Boutique Hotel & Spa

You can see more of our guide to the Top 10 Best Hotels in Hoi An: Beautiful and Luxurious Rooms here

6. The suggested most detailed 2 days in Hoi An itinerary

6.1. Day 1: Find an ancient, peaceful Hoi An

6.1.1. Order clothes in Hoi An upon request

Custom-made clothing or other fashion items are one of the most popular things to do in Hoi An Ancient Town. You will come across many tailor shops in Hoi An Ancient Town with an extremely rich collection of fabrics, colors, quality, and designs that are directly measured and sewn for you by local tailors at a reasonable price. It will usually take about 48 hours to complete your items (including a fitted suit or two), so it’s best to find a tailor and get a consultation on your first day in Hoi An. Or it can be delivered to your home, and the cost is inexpensive. You can see more instructions on Tips and Things to Know about Tailoring Custom Clothes in Hoi An here. 

6.1.2. Explore historical relics in Hoi An ancient town

Hoi An Ancient Town is a small, quaint corner in the heart of the city, located right next to the peaceful Hoai River. Hoi An ancient town has an ancient architecture that is a fusion of Vietnamese, Chinese, and Japanese architecture from the late 16th to the 17th centuries. Currently, Hoi An ancient town remains almost intact, with about 1,000 relics such as houses, communal houses, assembly halls, temples, churches, ancient wells, streets, etc.

You will discover the most beautiful attractions in Hoi An ancient town, such as the Chua Cau, Fujian Assembly Hall, Phung Hung ancient house, local market, etc. Normally, the walking tour of Hoi An ancient town starts at 8:00 a.m. after breakfast at your hotel. You will walk to the old town and buy an entrance ticket, then the tour begins. You can learn more about the great things to do in Hoi An Ancient Town here.

6.1.3. Enjoy Cao Lau

Cao Lau is a specialty dish of the Quang Nam people that you must definitely try when you go to Hoi An. To get tough Hoi An-style Cao Lau fibers, water must be taken from a Ba Le ancient well, and rice must be soaked in ash water taken from Cu Lao Cham. When eating Cao Lau, it must be accompanied by 12 types of vegetables and grilled rice paper to highlight its unique flavor.

Cao Lau Ba Thanh Hoi An

  • Address: 26 Thai Phien Street, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province.
  • Reference price: 1.24 USD – 1.87 USD/serving

Cao Lau Ba Le

  • Address: 49/3 Tran Hung Dao Street, Minh An Ward, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province
  • Reference price: 0.41 USD – 2.07 USD/serving

Besides Cao Lau, you can enjoy a few more dishes with Hoi An “flavor”, such as banh mi Hoi An, Quang noodles, chicken rice, white rose cauldron cake, Hoi An pancakes, etc. 

6.1.4. Enjoy Mot Tea

Mot Hoi An is located right on the bustling Tran Phu street but still retains its original rustic look and cool herbal drinks. During peak seasons, the restaurant is extremely crowded; sometimes you have to line up early to buy a few glasses of water.

  • Address: 150 Tran Phu, Hoi An city, Quang Nam province.
  • Open: 16:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Reference price: From 0.5 USD/cup.

6.1.5. Explore Hoi An Silk Village

A short bike or taxi ride from Hoi An center will take you to Hoi An Silk Village. This is not just a tourist destination; it is a working village where the traditional silk production process is still practiced. From raising silkworms to weaving fabric, visitors will get a visual view of the entire process. In addition, when coming to Hoi An Silk Village, you will admire the ancient houses of the ancient Hoi An people, dating back to the 19th century. Admire the collection of ao dai and traditional costumes of 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups. Visit a strawberry garden with ancient mulberry trees, etc.

  • Address: 28 Nguyen Tat Thanh Street, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province.
  • Tel: (+84) 2353 921 144
  • Open: 8:00 a.m – 9:00 p.m
  • Ticket price to visit Hoi An silk village: 2.07 USD/person,
  • Buffet price at Hoi An silk village: 12.04 USD/person.
  • Website: www.hoiansilkvillage.com

6.1.6. Stroll the old town at night

Another experience when coming to Hoi An that is simple but extremely attractive and interesting is walking around the old town at night. You will walk on the ancient streets and feel like you are lost in the city of light by the shimmering light of lanterns, with both the quietness of ancient architecture and the excitement of modern life. In addition, here sell all kinds of items from food and drinks to fabrics, silk, souvenirs and especially lanterns and handmade items.

6.1.7. Take a boat and releasing flower lanterns on the Hoai River

Another interesting activity you can try in your 2 days in Hoi An itinerary to explore Hoi An at night is taking a boat and releasing flower lanterns on the Hoai River. In particular, if you come here on the occasion of the full moon or the Lunar New Year, you will be able to see the entire river shimmering with lantern flowers, and you can releasing flower lanterns yourself, with each lantern symbolizing a prayer for peace.

6.1.8. Watch the show Hoi An Memories

This is the world’s largest real-life show, performed at Hoi An Impression Park, so you must experience during 2 days in Hoi An itinerary. The show is like an art exhibition on an extremely grand scale. The show uses “Vietnamese Ao Dai” as the main language to tell stories about ancient Hoi An from 400 years ago. The program is divided into 5 performances with 5 different themes: Life, Wedding, Lights and Sea, Waterfront, and Ao Dai

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6.2. Day 2: Explore An Bang Beach and check in to Hoi An’s hottest cafe, Roving Chillhouse.

6.2.1. Explore An Bang Beach

Before going to An Bang Beach, you should check out your room first and ask the hotel to keep your luggage before continuing your 2 days in Hoi An itinerary.

An Bang Beach is a beautiful beach in Quang Nam, about 3km from the center, in the top 50 most beautiful beaches in the world (voted by CNNGo in 2011). An Bang Beach still retains its wild beauty, with cool blue water and long stretches of white sand, giving visitors an unusually peaceful feeling. You can enjoy participating in activities at An Bang Beach such as swimming, windsurfing, canoeing, jet skiing, relaxing in the sun, etc.

6.2.2. Check-in Roving Chillhouse: 

At the final destination of the 2 days in Hoi An itinerary, you can visit Roving Chillhouse Coffee Shop, an extremely famous shop in Hoi An and just over 5km from An Bang Beach. Roving Chillhouse brings a very chill space, both peaceful and comfortable, as its name suggests. The restaurant is located in the middle of a vast rice field, designed in a rustic style with an open space close to nature.

In addition, you can see some of our Hoi An tours at the links below.

Hoi An Fun Exploring

Farming & Fishing Life In Hoi An Ancient Town

Danang – Hoi An – Bana Hill Classical Tour

My Son Holy Land Halfday Tour

Full Day Cham Island Discovery From Hoian

7. Conclusion

Above is the suggested most detailed 2 days in Hoi An itinerary in 2023/2024 that Metta Voge shares. Hopefully, it will help you on your upcoming trip to fully explore and experience the beauty and interesting things in Hoi An. Don’t forget to visit our website to learn about many other attractive Vietnam tours.

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