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Tours to Vietnam|What to do in May in Central Vietnam


May is soon coming and you are seeking the next destinations to visit in Vietnam. While many travelers are fond of seeing what May looks like in a different part of Vietnam — say, the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site of Halong Bay, for example, or a long-haul getaway at a far-flung destination in Central Highland region to get off-the-beaten-track — others are itching for a Central Vietnam group tour.

Hereunder is our recommendation on what you should be doing during that perfect May getaway.

Is May such a great time to go on your Central Vietnam group tours?


May in Central Vietnam

If you have been waiting to knock Hoi An and Da Nang off your Bucket List, May is a damn good time to do it. The hordes of tourists have not reached these best places to visit in Central Vietnam, the June scorching heat has not hit these places, and the skies are usually blue.

The beginning of summer promises pretty nice and travel-friendly weather, charming scenery, top-down road trips, and famous events like the Da Nang International Fireworks Festival. Basically, May is the perfect time to get out of town and get ready to say goodbye to the cool weather before the summer heat comes.

What to do in May in Central Vietnam?

Go on your Central Vietnam tours and you will definitely love May in Hoi An and Da Nang — it feels like we are in the Most Worth-Living Places in Vietnam.

Walking almost everywhere


Walk around Hoi An Streets

Words that come to mind when we think of Hoi An during the month of May are charming and flourishing: the entire city feels a bit like a hive of excitement and a beguiling place to spend a few days. Tourist season is about to be at its peak, and even locals start to really see their lovely town again. If you are looking for a taste of the ancient town you have seen portrayed in countless travel magazines, then walking almost anywhere in the city is a delight.

The best part of your travel to Hoi An in May is the easy access on foot or by cyclo to its lazy river lined with mustard-yellow merchants’ houses, and its well-preserved mix of Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese, and French architecture thanks to the pedestrian-friendly streets.

Sample local food


Hoi An food

Go on your Central Vietnam group tours before the sweltering days of summer so you can spend time sampling local culinary highlights as many as possible rather than simply baking on the beach. With the sunny and dry weather, it is highly recommended to visit a local market to feast on a culinary festival!

Hit the beach

The crowds at the Fujian Assembly Hall, the Japanese Bridge, the Marble Mountains, or the Lady Buddha are always big, and that is particularly true during the sunny days of May. Since we know you do not want to spend your valuable time in Central Vietnam stuck in the terrible crowds, we strongly recommend you hit the beach less than an hour away.

The beaches of An Bang, Non Nuoc, and Cua Dai are prime targets, but there are a lot of less-known romantic getaways with beautiful surroundings like Tien Sa Beach.

Da Nang International Fireworks Festival


Da Nang International Fireworks Festival

There is no better month to catch Danang people in a cheerful mood. Not only the mild sunny days that are sure to enchant but there is also a raft of public holidays giving locals a welcome break from the busy daily work. April 30th – the Reunification Day and May 1st – the Vietnamese answer to Labor Day are sacred holidays. Da Nang’s other attractions spring to life this time of year, so plan on working your way to Han River and joining crowds along the waterfront for Vietnam’s largest annual fireworks display.

Where should I go in May in Vietnam? No place can beat Da Nang and Hoi An. May in Central Vietnam is the classic shoulder season gamble: nice weather, but the promise of much smaller tourist crowds.

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