48 hours in Da Lat


Da Lat is one of the most suitable destinations at the end of the year when the weather is beautiful, cold, flowers bloom everywhere and there are many festivals.

Coming to Da Lat this season, visitors will enjoy the fresh air and the scent of cold-country flowers. This year-end 48-hour itinerary in Da Lat focuses on experiences not located in the city center, mainly living slowly with nature, enjoying food and art, especially experiencing ancient destinations. glasses. The activities were carried out with suggestions from Ms. Thanh Nhan, a person working in the tourism industry in Da Lat.

Day 1


Start your day by enjoying the fresh air with a cup of coffee at In the Forest. “Da Lat’s favorite thing to do is go to the edge of the city, sit at garden cafes and look out at the vast space ahead”, Ms. Nhan said.

This is a cafe with many beautiful photography corners, 5.5 km from the city center. The shop has all kinds of drinks, ranging from 20,000 VND to 50,000 VND. Visitors can also choose another restaurant with a similar space such as Waiting for One Person, La Viet, Chenh, Binh Minh Oi, Bag Mo To.

On the road along the city, please stop by Bao Dai Palace (Dinh 3). This was once the residence of the last Emperor of Vietnam. The palace was built on top of a hill, is an elegant mansion, located in the middle of a poetic landscape of a pine hill, about 3 km from the center of Da Lat. The palace has European architecture, consisting of 2 floors with 25 rooms. The campus has a flower garden.


Chicken hotpot with é leaves. Photo: Tam Anh
Chicken hot pot with é leaves. Photo: Tam Anh

Enjoy chicken hotpot with e leaves at Tao Ngo restaurant, about 1.5 km from Palace 3. Chicken hotpot with é leaves is a dish that should not be missed every time you come to Da Lat. “Even if you’ve eaten it once or twice, many people still think of this dish every time they come to Da Lat,” Ms. Nhan added. Each person costs about 150,000 VND to 200,000 VND to be satisfied.


Visit Domain De Marie Church, located about 5 km from the city center. This is a church built in typical ancient French architecture nearly 80 years ago, with beautiful pink walls and different from other churches. Near Christmas, the church is in the process of being decorated. A special thing is that this place not only cares for many orphan children but also teaches skills such as weaving, embroidery and painting.

With its unique location and charitable work, Domaine De Marie church is not only an interesting destination but also leaves a deep impression, especially within the framework of the 2023 holiday season.

A corner at Domaine De Marie church. Photo: Tam Anh
A corner at Domaine De Marie church. Photo: Tam Anh

Near the church, at the end of this year there is a painting exhibition “Visual Fields” by 3 young artists. This is a special exhibition, suitable for introverted tourists, in the quiet space of ancient French villas over 100 years old. This is where each visitor will find unique and unique views, even when they are observing the same object, creating a unique feeling for the experiencer.

Da Lat has a special culinary space that if not guided, you will never know because there is no advertising. This is an attic at Le Petit restaurant, a cozy space to enjoy wine and Western food, especially on really cold days, that is more than 100 years old.

“Romantic space, golden light from cozy lamps and candles, Western dishes. Please contact in advance if you want to come here because this place is not open to the public and requires reservations because it only serves a small group of guests,” Ms. Nhan said.


48 hours in Da Lat
Attic at Le Petit.

Overnight in the ancient style space of old Dalat Ana Mandara Villas Dalat Resort & Spa or hotels and resorts in Ward 5 area along the city center. Hotel room prices range from 700,000 VND to 3 million VND per night.

Day 2


Wake up early to watch the sunrise and hunt clouds at Da Phu hill, a destination 8 km from the city. It would be a mistake not to mention the experience of cloud hunting and red dawn at Da Phu hill. When the light appears, the tops of the plants sparkle amid the fog, creating a picturesque scene. However, visitors should note that the road to the top of the hill is a bit difficult, so you need to prepare a strong vehicle.

“You should be at Da Phu around 5 a.m. or earlier so as not to miss any beautiful moments of nature in the early morning,” Ms. Nhan said. Standing on the top of the hill, visitors not only witness the magic of a new day but also immerse themselves in the natural beauty of Da Lat.

Early morning at Da Phu hill. Photo: Ha Uyen
Early morning at Da Phu hill. Photo: Ha Uyen

Along Da Phu Street in Ward 7, there are many breakfast restaurants, with many dishes, including shumai sandwiches. Spicy and hot are the feelings when eating this meatball dish on a cold morning. Some restaurants that tourists can refer to: Hang breakfast restaurant, Ngon shumai sandwich, Pho Uyen or Dalat Eden coffee shop, which serves both breakfast food and coffee.

Noon and afternoon

Turn towards Tuyen Lam Lake, a green space, which is likened to a “peaceful green pearl” in Da Lat, about 7 km from the center. The lake is located near Truc Lam Zen Monastery so you can easily combine visiting these two places.

Kayaking, camping, jogging, fishing, and trekking in the area around the lake are experiences visitors should try. For those who do not like to exercise, rest around the resorts around the lake such as Terracotta Hotel & Resort, Cereja Hotel and Resort, Binh An Village is suggested. Visitors can also board a boat and float lazily on the lake to admire the surrounding fresh natural scenery.

Kayaking on Tuyen Lam Lake. Photo: Thu Ha
Kayaking on Tuyen Lam Lake. Photo: Thu Ha

For late lunch, enjoy sturgeon hotpot at Gio restaurant, which has a prime location near Tuyen Lam lake. Some other restaurants that tourists can choose from include: Da Tien restaurant, Chung Hoa restaurant in Da Lat, all with views of the lake.

Alternative choice

If you come to Da Lat at the end of the month, you can participate in the Miss Universe 2023 final night on December 23. In addition, at Christmas, some other churches in Da Lat are also beautifully decorated such as Da Lat Cathedral (Chicken Church), Protestant Church, and Tung Lam Church. In addition, one of the most beautiful tourist routes in Da Lat this season is Ta Nung Pass, where there is pristine nature and beautiful tourist areas, especially visitors have to go through pine forests.

($1~24,000 VND)
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