The fifth largest city in Vietnam and sitting almost mid-distance between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City makes Da Nang an excellent choice for travellers.
Lying on the coast of the South China Sea, Da Nang has some excellent beaches as well as providing an ideal base for exploring a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and tourist attractions.
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Da Nang is also refered to as Danang by many publications.
December to February is winter in Da Nang. Temperatures range between around 19°C/66°F and 26°C/°F this a very pleasant time of year to visit. Sea temperatures can be on the chilly side though at around 23°C/73°F.
December and January see around 19 and 14 days of rainfall. February is much drier with just 7 wet days. Rainfall tends to be in short, heavy bursts.
Spring runs from March to May. Average high temperatures increase each month from 28°C/82°F to 34°C/93°F. sea temperatures also increase up to around 28°C/82°F in May.
March has the lowest number of wet days throughout the year with a slight increase for the est of spring.
February to May tends to be the best time of year to visit Da Nang.
June to August is summer with average high temperatures of 34°C/93°F and can feel very hot at times with little respite at night.
You can expect rain for around 8 days during June and July and 11 days in August as Da Nang heads towards wet season.
Wet season, Autumn, is September to November. Temperatures range from average lows of 19°C/86°F to average highs in the mid to high 20’s.
There can be over 20 wet days during this time and rainfall is often more prolonged and very heavy.
Vietnam Airlines are the only airline flying direct from the UK to Vietnam, with flights to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. There are currently no direct flights to Da Nang.
The vast majority of people will fly to one of the regional hubs on their way to and from Vietnam. There are good connections from Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Middle East.
Da Nang International Airport is just a 10 minute drive from Da Nang City. There are generally plenty of taxis available outside of the airport and most will charge a set fee.
Da Nang railway station is on the main North-South Railway line making connections between many large cities in Vietnam easy. The journey north from Da Nang is often considered one of the most picturesque in the world and well worth the trip. See our Reunification Express page for more information.
Getting around Da Nang can be a lot easier than in many cities in Vietnam
Bus – Available throughout Da Nang City although if your accommodation is further out you may not be covered with bus routes.
Buses also provide an excellent alternative to taxis for trips to Hoi An, Hue, Quang Nam and Que Son.
Bicycle- An excellent way to get around Da Nang is to hire a cycle. Roads are generally wider and much less busy than other Vietnamese cities and means that you can explore the area without relying on public transport or taxis. Many hotels have bikes to loan or hire and there are a number of rental shops throughout the tourist areas.
Taxi – Common around Da Nang especially in tourist areas. Meters are fitted to all taxis and drivers tend to speak, at least some, English. Many taxis will also display a helpline number to call if communication is difficult.
Xe Om (Motorcycle taxis) – Generally found in the main tourist areas, a Xe Om can be an excellent way of exploring, especially outside of the city. No meters so you must take your bargaining skills with you to get a good deal. Helmets should be available and used.
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There are an incredible number of attractions within easy reach of Da Nang. Here are our top 20.
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