Two days in Nha Trang gives you ample time to explore the city by both land and sea, soak up the beachfront buzz of the resort’s nightlife, and sample local seafood specialities. Here’s how to plan your time.
Day 1: Essential Nha Trang
Morning: From the water, Nha Trang looks even more impressive, so start your visit with a boat trip to escape the crowds on land. Options include private catamaran cruises, Jet Ski adventures, snorkeling tours of Hon Mun Island’s reefs, and glass-bottom boat tours of Nha Trang Bay.
Afternoon: Take a break from sightseeing to relax in Nha Trang’s famous mineral-rich mud baths, which are said to have healing properties. Opt for a private package if you only want to share the mud baths with your party, or upgrade to include a mud-based massage.
Evening: Spend the evening watching the sun set from the water. Cruises, which tend to include dinner and free-flowing drinks, offer unobstructed views of the coastline, which lights up the night sky after sunset.
Day 2: City Sights and Local Bites
Morning: Devote the morning to dry land on a city tour that reveals the historic highlights of Nha Trang. Whether you choose to explore by cyclo, bicycle, or air-conditioned vehicle, you’re likely to check off Po Nagar Cham Towers, Stone Church (Nha Tho Nui), and Long Son Pagoda.
Afternoon: Spend the afternoon immersed in local life during a visit to Dam Market, XQ Historical Village, and Tran Phu Street, all of which are abundant with shopping opportunities and covered by several half-day sightseeing options.
Evening: Dedicate your final evening to Da Nang’s food scene, which is characterized by fresh seafood. Opt for a food tour to overcome the language barrier and sample snacks and dishes that you may otherwise have missed. Then, toast your last night with a cocktail on the terrace of a Nha Trang bar.