Budget-friendly solo travel tips for an exciting journey

Solo travel is on the rise, and it’s not hard to see why. It offers an opportunity to learn, to grow, to challenge yourself outside of your comfort zone, and to chase anything your heart desires. 

If you are a solo world explorer, make Da Nang your next destination, as you can find an array of experiences tailored to every preference. Whether you seek adventure or tranquility, delve into culture and history, embark on a journey of self-discovery, explore sights or savor local cuisine, relish the joys of solo exploration, or forge new connections, Da Nang has it all. 

For an affordable and thrilling adventure, let’s delve into our budget-friendly tips below.

Making the essential packing list for your Da Nang journey

When you’re on your own, careful packing is key, as there won’t be any family members or friends to rely on. But remember, don’t overdo it. It is better to keep your luggage light and practical for easy mobility.

Here are some essentials to include in your backpack:

  • Suitable footwear depends on the journey plan, especially for nature treks.
  • Swimming suit for beach outing.
  • Tripod for capturing memorable moments on your own.
  • Sunscreen is a must for all seasons.
  • Essential medications and Personal care products.
  • Portable charger.

Choosing the right mode of transportation

Depending on your preferences and budget, you can opt for various modes of transportation to make your solo trip convenient and comfortable. Here are some tailored recommendations!

Getting to Da Nang from other Vietnamese cities

  • By Air:This is the fastest option, but be sure to secure your tickets well in advance (around 1-2 months prior) for the best deals. It should be noted that during the local holiday or peak season in the summer, the price is considerably higher than other times of the year. 
  • Coach or Train: An economical choice for travel from nearby cities. For longer distances, consider traveling overnight on a sleeper coach for a more comfortable experience.
  • Motorcycle: This option is ideal for experienced riders, offering you the freedom to control your own time and journey. It’s especially suitable for traveling to neighboring destinations like Hoi An Ancient Town, Lang Co, Hue, and more

Getting around Da Nang:

  • Motorcycle: It is a comfortable option to go anywhere,anytime, even if you just want to wander around the city to enjoy its vibrant yet tranquil atmosphere. The rental prices range from 80,000 to 120,000 VND per day.
  • Ride-hailing Services (Grab, Be, Gojek, etc.): This choice is convenient for getting around as well as knowing the price in advance, but it might be challenging to find a ride back from remote or less accessible areas, especially at night or during unfavorable weather conditions.
  • Taxi: This is the best option during unfavorable weather conditions or when you can’t find a ride-hailing service. However, consider the cost if you plan to travel extensively. Additionally, choose trustworthy taxi brands to avoid taxi fare scams. At Da Nang International Terminal, we provide a list of reputable taxi brands and their fares to popular tourist attractions. Make sure to check it out before you leave.
  • Bus: It is a budget-friendly option that allows you to explore the city’s famous destinations.

Top-rated attractions and best things to do in Da Nang for solo-travelers

The best thing about traveling on your own is the ability to decide everything. You have the freedom to choose places based on your personal interests and can even flexibly adjust your itinerary for maximum comfort. While online guides and reviews provide valuable insights, engaging in brief conversations with locals can offer fresh perspectives and ideas. Sometimes spontaneity is the best kind of adventure. So whether you have a detailed plan or not, just let your heart guide the way.

Here are some of our top-picked destinations for those traveling alone:

  • Indulge in the delightful beach experience: Take leisurely strolls along the sandy shores, unwind in the tranquil ambiance, or dive into thrilling activities like paragliding, snorkeling, and canoeing. Da Nang offers a variety of beaches to suit different preferences. Discover more at: Top 11 Best Places To Visit In Da Nang
  • Let your mind wander amid the Marble Mountains, Ban Co Peak, or Linh Ung Pagoda. These locations provide the perfect refuge for those in search of serenity and a gentle escape from the daily hustle and bustle.
  • Visit the city’s iconic bridges. Da Nang is renowned as the city of bridges, highlighted by the Han River Bridge, Dragon Bridge, and Tran Thi Ly Bridge. The areas surrounding these architectural marvels are teeming with street food stalls and cozy cafes, offering an excellent opportunity to savor local delicacies. For an unforgettable experience, we recommend leisurely evening strolls through these vibrant districts.
  • Stay overnight at Ba Na Hills. Ba Na Hills is a place where ever-changing beauty throughout the day and endless layers of surprises await your exploration. From natural wonders to historic architecture and a wide array of entertainment options, even solo travelers will find an abundance of excitement and adventure.

Find out more: Da Nang’s Top Popular Places

Savoring the best of Da Nang

Embarking on a culinary journey is one of the most thrilling aspects of exploring new culture. And in Da Nang, the cuisine is not only diverse enough to cater to every taste but also remarkably budget-friendly. For more inspiration, explore our curated list of culinary wonders here: Da Nang’s Special Cuisines.

For solo adventurers, we have created a selection that strikes the perfect balance, offering delightful flavors without overwhelming the senses or energy levels. Curious about it? Let’s explore and save them for your “must-try list”!

  • Nam O’s herring salad: a fresh, raw fish served with light and crispy rice crackers to create a delightful treat for your taste buds.
  • Cao Lau: A portion with just the right amount of noodles and succulent meat thatembracese the essence of the local culinary heritage.
  • Banh Xeo (Crispy Vietnamese crepes): These thin, savory pancakes offer a light and satisfying bite that will leave you craving for more. What makes it truly special is the peanut sauce, which delivers an authentic taste of Central Vietnam and takes the flavor to a whole new level.
  • My Quang (Quang-style noodles): It is one of the top local specialties that cannot be missed out on, whether you’re solo or with a group of fellow adventurers.
  • Da Nang clam rice: This dish is an ideal choice for those craving homey rice with a touch of Da Nang’s unique flavors.

Setting out on a solo adventure always promises a unique and thrilling experience. Whether you’re in search of some personal calmness or simply looking to explore the city on your own terms, pack your bags and let the journey begin. 

At Da Nang International Terminal, we are eagerly awaiting your arrival, ready to provide you with a warm and hospitable welcome. Let us be your gateway to an extraordinary journey filled with unforgettable experiences and cherished memories. See you soon!


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