A Travel Price Comparison for Vietnam Da Nang vs. Can Tho for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Da Nang or Can Tho?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Should I visit Da Nang or Can Tho? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city has activities that align with your interests along with knowing which is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the details and the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Where Should I go: Da Nang or Can Tho?

Da Nang

Halfway between Ho Chi Minh City in the south and Hanoi in the North is the easy-going beach city of Da Nang (or Danang, for some). The third most populated city in Vietnam, Da Nang draws in crowds with its beautiful and calm beaches as well as its history as a French colonial port.

With beaches, mountains, and cityscape, there's bound to be a point of interest for all travelers. Da Nang is also a transit hub to get to the four Vietnamese UNESCO World heritage sites: Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, Hue, Hoi An, and My Son.

Da Nang experiences wet season from September through March and dry season from April through August with average temperatures of around 80℉.

Da Nang is also known to have some of the friendliest locals, probably due to the peace and quiet and lack of heavy traffic, even in the city.

Can Tho

Can Tho is the largest city of Vietnam's Mekong Delta, and is best known for its canal network of floating markets, restaurants, bars, and hotels, Buddhist pagodas, and the beauty of the delta, which is illuminated in the evenings.

Which city is cheaper, Can Tho or Da Nang?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Da Nang is $39, while the average daily cost in Can Tho is $48. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Da Nang and Can Tho in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Da Nang $16
    Can Tho $23
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Da Nang $32
    Can Tho $46
Compare Hotels in Da Nang and Can Tho

Looking for a hotel in Da Nang or Can Tho? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Da Nang


Hotels in Can Tho


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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Da Nang $9.70
    Can Tho $11

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Da Nang

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Da Nang:

  • Hai Van Pass and Lang Co beach transfer with guide from Da Nang: $315
  • Da Nang to Nha Trang - Private Transfer: $250
  • Da Nang to Phong Nha Cave Private Transfer: $213
  • Da Nang to Hue Full Day Trip Private Transfer: $160
  • Private Bana Hills Full Day Tour With Roundtrip Transfer: $125
  • One Way Transfer Tours, to or from Da Nang, Hoi An and Hue via central highlands: $124
  • One Way Transfer Tours, to or from Da Nang or Hoi An and Hue via costal roads: $115
  • Private Roundtrip Transfer to Ba Na Hills Golden Bridge & My Son Sanctuary: $110
  • Private Car Transfer to Visit Golden Bridge Ba Na Hills & My Son Holyland: $110
  • Danang To My Son Private Transfer: $107
  • Danang To Golden Bridge Private Transfer: $107
  • Private Roundtrip Transfer to GOLDEN BRIDGE BA NA HILLS & MARBLE MOUNTAIN: $105

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Can Tho

Also for Can Tho, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • PRIVATE CAR: CAN THO AIRPORT - pick up or transfer service.: $27
  • Private Transfer from Can Tho City to Can Tho (VCA) Airport: $29
  • PRIVATE VAN: CAN THO AIRPORT - pick up or transfer service.: $37
  • Private Transfer from Thanh Thoi to Tan Son Nhat (SGN) Airport: $121
  • Private Transfer from Can Tho City to Tan Son Nhat (SGN) Airport: $128

Is it cheaper to fly into Da Nang or Can Tho?

Prices for flights to both Can Tho and Da Nang change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Da Nang $14
    Can Tho $15

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Da Nang

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Da Nang.

  • Half Day Private Street Food Tour By Scooter from Da Nang: $0.44
  • Hoian Mama Home Cooking Class: $19
  • Da Nang Home Cooking Class: $30
  • Home Cooking Class: $30
  • Jolie Da nang cooking class only (JDN3): $31
  • DaNang Small Group - Vietnamese Breakfast food Tour: $31
  • Bicycle experience countryside & cooking class in Hoi An & free foot massage: $32
  • Market Tour and Cooking Class in Danang: $35
  • Jolie Da Nang Cooking Class- Market-Coffee-Cooking: $36
  • Da Nang Local Food Tour: $39
  • Basket Boat and Cooking Class From Da Nang: $40
  • Da Nang Local Food Tour: $40

Typical Food prices in Can Tho

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Can Tho:


  • Restaurant Dinner (for Two)
    $5.48
  • Coconut
    $0.30
  • Mango
    $1.14
  • Hot Pot Dinner (for Two)
    $7.34
  • Two Vietnamese Iced Coffees
    $0.67
  • Casual Lunch (for One)
    $2.95

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Can Tho

For Can Tho, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Explore Can Tho City tour combine Local Food tour - in afternoon: $31
  • Can Tho Small Group Tour with Cooking Class: $66

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Da Nang $11
    Can Tho $14

Tours and Activities in Da Nang

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Da Nang are as follows:

  • 1-day Ba Na hills tour from Da Nang: $101
  • 1-day Bach Ma Hiking tour from Da Nang: $133
  • 1-day Cham Island tour from Da Nang: $78
  • 1-day Da Nang Fishing Tour: $422
  • 1-day Discovering Da Nang city tour: $78
  • 2 days tour explore Phong Nha-Ke Bang cave with guide and tickets: $226
  • 2-Day Ba Na Hills Sightseeing Trip from Hoi An: $256
  • 2-Day Cham Island Tour and Homestay from Da Nang: $342
  • 2-Day Da Nang and Hue Tour from Da Nang: $264
  • 2-Day Hue Tour including the DMZ from Da Nang: $257
  • 2-Day Ly Son Island Tour from Da Nang: $280
  • 2-Days combo: Da Nang city tour including Golden Bridge and Hoi An city tour: $212

Typical Entertainment prices in Can Tho

For Can Tho, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:


  • Sunset Boat Ride
    $2.11
  • Half Day Floating Market Tour
    $8.86

Tours and Activities in Can Tho

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Can Tho.

  • Cai Rang Floating Market and Small Canal Tour: $33
  • Small Canal Scenic Boat Tour in Can Tho: $33
  • CASA Authentic Bicycle Tour: $38
  • CASA Authentic Mekong Motobike Tour: $40
  • Half-Day Floating Markets Tour in Mekong Delta: $45
  • Cai Rang Floating Market Half-Day Tour: $45
  • Half-Day Bike Tour Adventure in Can Tho: $49
  • Mekong Delta floating markets private tour, explore countryside and small canals: $64
  • Full-Day Tour of Can Tho and Mekong Delta with Lunch: $89
  • Full-Day Tour in Can Tho Explore Mekong on 2 Wheels: $92
  • 1 day tour from Can Tho to Ben Tre - King coconut trees - come back / to Sai Gon: $103
  • Full-Day Tour to Soc Trang and Bac Lieu from Can Tho: $105

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Da Nang $7.93
    Can Tho $5.57

Typical Alcohol prices in Can Tho

Here are a few samples of the prices for alcohol and nightlife in Can Tho from other travelers:


  • Beer
    $3.37


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Da Nang and Can Tho, we can see that Can Tho is more expensive. And not only is Da Nang much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Da Nang would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Da Nang and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Can Tho would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Can Tho than you might in Da Nang.


When is the best time to visit Da Nang or Can Tho?

Both destinations experience a warmer tropical climate most of the year. Instead of summer and winter seasons, they usually have a rainy season and a dry season. Although in the rainy season, it doesn't necessarily rain every day.

Should I visit Da Nang or Can Tho in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Da Nang as well as Can Tho. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Da Nang throughout the year. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Can Tho throughout the year.

It's quite rainy in Can Tho. Da Nang usually gets less rain in July than Can Tho. Da Nang gets 71 mm (2.8 in) of rain, while Can Tho receives 313 mm (12.3 in) of rain this time of the year.

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Da Nang this time of the year. In the summer, Da Nang often gets more sunshine than Can Tho. Da Nang gets 242 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Can Tho receives 168 hours of full sun.

Da Nang is around the same temperature as Can Tho in the summer. The temperature in Da Nang is usually 29°C (85°F) in July, and Can Tho stays around 28°C (82°F).


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Da Nang 29°C (85°F) 
    Can Tho 28°C (82°F)

Should I visit Da Nang or Can Tho in the Autumn?

Both Can Tho and Da Nang are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. Plenty of visitors come to Da Nang because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year. Plenty of visitors come to Can Tho because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Can Tho. It's quite rainy in Da Nang. In October, Da Nang usually receives more rain than Can Tho. At this time of the year, Da Nang gets 613 mm (24.1 in) of rain, while Can Tho receives 343 mm (13.5 in) of rain.

Da Nang usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Can Tho during autumn. At this time of the year, Da Nang gets 158 hours of sunny skies, while Can Tho receives 158 hours of full sun.

In the autumn, Da Nang is around the same temperature as Can Tho. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Da Nang in October are around 25°C (78°F), and Can Tho is about 28°C (82°F).


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Da Nang 25°C (78°F) 
    Can Tho 28°C (82°F)

Should I visit Da Nang or Can Tho in the Winter?

Both Can Tho and Da Nang during the winter are popular places to visit. Da Nang attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate. Can Tho attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Da Nang. Da Nang usually gets more rain in January than Can Tho. Da Nang gets 112 mm (4.4 in) of rain, while Can Tho receives 16 mm (0.6 in) of rain this time of the year.

In Can Tho, it's very sunny this time of the year. In the winter, Da Nang often gets less sunshine than Can Tho. Da Nang gets 136 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Can Tho receives 240 hours of full sun.

In January, Da Nang is generally cooler than Can Tho. Temperatures in Da Nang average around 22°C (71°F), and Can Tho stays around 26°C (78°F).


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Da Nang 22°C (71°F) 
    Can Tho 26°C (78°F)

Should I visit Da Nang or Can Tho in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Da Nang and Can Tho. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Da Nang throughout the year. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Can Tho throughout the year.

Can Tho receives a lot of rain in the spring. In April, Da Nang usually receives less rain than Can Tho. At this time of the year, Da Nang gets 33 mm (1.3 in) of rain, while Can Tho receives 103 mm (4.1 in) of rain.

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Can Tho this time of the year. In Da Nang, it's very sunny this time of the year. Da Nang usually receives less sunshine than Can Tho during spring. At this time of the year, Da Nang gets 210 hours of sunny skies, while Can Tho receives 235 hours of full sun.

Da Nang is around the same temperature as Can Tho in the spring. The temperature in Da Nang is usually 26°C (80°F) in April, and Can Tho stays around 29°C (84°F).


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Da Nang 26°C (80°F) 
    Can Tho 29°C (84°F)

Typical Weather for Can Tho and Da Nang

Da Nang Can Tho
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 22°C (71°F) 112 mm (4.4 in) 26°C (78°F) 16 mm (0.6 in)
Feb 23°C (73°F) 34 mm (1.3 in) 27°C (80°F) 8 mm (0.3 in)
Mar 24°C (75°F) 29 mm (1.1 in) 28°C (82°F) 33 mm (1.3 in)
Apr 26°C (80°F) 33 mm (1.3 in) 29°C (84°F) 103 mm (4.1 in)
May 29°C (83°F) 67 mm (2.6 in) 29°C (84°F) 268 mm (10.6 in)
Jun 30°C (85°F) 87 mm (3.4 in) 28°C (82°F) 332 mm (13.1 in)
Jul 29°C (85°F) 71 mm (2.8 in) 28°C (82°F) 313 mm (12.3 in)
Aug 29°C (85°F) 110 mm (4.3 in) 28°C (82°F) 365 mm (14.4 in)
Sep 28°C (82°F) 331 mm (13 in) 28°C (82°F) 360 mm (14.2 in)
Oct 25°C (78°F) 613 mm (24.1 in) 28°C (82°F) 343 mm (13.5 in)
Nov 24°C (76°F) 376 mm (14.8 in) 27°C (81°F) 163 mm (6.4 in)
Dec 23°C (73°F) 223 mm (8.8 in) 26°C (79°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)


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