Nha Trang is a seaside town, also the capital city of Khánh Hòa Province – on the South Central Coast of Vietnam. Nha Trang is becoming increasingly popular in recent years because of its pristine beach, best scuba diving center of Vietnam as well as lots of interesting places and delicious food to enjoy.
1. The best time to visit Nha Trang - Khanh Hoa
The weather in Nha Trang is usually warm and humid for the first eight months of the year, making it a popular destination for travellers looking to soak up the sun and enjoy various recreational activities. The capital city of Khanh Hoa Province, Nha Trang is located on the southern coast of Vietnam, boasting six kilometres of white sandy beaches and clear blue waters as well as numerous islets surrounding the coastal town.
Nha Trang experiences two distinct seasons every year, which is the monsoon period (September until December) and the dry period (January until August) with moderate temperatures that stay between an average low of 18°C and an average high of 30°C.
Summer starts from May until early August, offering warm climate with little to no rainfall which is great for lounging on the beach, island-hopping, hiking, surfing, and various water-sports. To avoid scorching tropical and heat high humidity, we highly advise visiting Nha Trang before the end of June as the hottest months of the year are July and August.
Travellers with plans to travel to Nha Trang during these months should consider visiting Hon Ba Nature Reserve, which stands at 1,578 metres above sea level. Situated less than two hours away from Nha Trang City, the mountain has cool climate all year round, making it the perfect retreat from the summer heat.
The best time to visit Nha Trang is between February and May, when the average mean temperature is between 26 and 27°C. If you’re a diving enthusiast, the peak diving season in Nha Trang runs practically the whole year between January and October, though the very best time to enjoy the crystal clear waters and coral-rich dive sites is from April to August when rainfall is at its lowest.
2. How to get to Nha Trang - Khanh Hoa
2.1. By air
To Nha Trang, 4 daily flights from Ho Chi Minh City (1 hour) and 3 daily flights from Hanoi (1.5 hours) costs $40 and $75 respectively for economy class. Cam Ranh airport, which is about 30 km away from city center, used to be an old port for military goods during Vietnam War.
2.2. By bus
From Ho Chi Minh City, it is recommended that you purchase a ticket from Mai Linh or Phuong Trang. The bus is spacious and the service is of high standard. Ticket prices hover around $6 and the trip lasts 9 hours. Public buses depart from Eastern bus station but expect guests pick-up along the way.
From Da Nang, there are daily departures to Nha Trang with similar price and travel time as from Ho Chi Minh City.
From Da Lat, there are 4 buses that leave Nha Trang daily by Mai Linh company ($4 per ticket) besides local bus. The trip is 3-4 hours.
|BUS NAME||ROUTE||PHONE NUMBER|
|Quang Hanh||Ho Chi Minh - Nha Trang||08.35119102/ 058.3563288 / 058.3810225|
|Ha Linh||Ho Chi Minh - Nha Trang||0941671826|
|Hoang Long||Hanoi - Nha Trang||04.3839.8273/ 0978.600.558/ 0925.950950|
|Hien Phuoc||Hanoi - Nha Trang||043 8644363/ 0976.379.783|
2.3. By train
One of the popular options to travel to Nha Trang is by train. From Ho Chi Minh City, there is currently only option of overnight train to Nha Trang, which often arrives very early in the morning. Trains departing from Hanoi are lengthy and make many stops along the way - each one way trip can take as long as 12-20 hours. Hotels and travel agencies often charge a small commission for any train ticket.
Train from Hanoi to Nha Trang
|SE1||Hanoi - Nha Trang||19:30||21:14||Contact|
|SE3||Hanoi - Nha Trang||22:00||22:04||Contact|
|SE5||Hanoi - Nha Trang||9:00||11:36||Contact|
|SE7||Hanoi - Nha Trang||6:00||8:27||Contact|
Train from Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang
|SE2||Ho Chi Minh - Nha Trang||19:00||03:30||Contact|
|SE4||Ho Chi Minh - Nha Trang||22:00||04:52||Contact|
|SE6||Ho Chi Minh - Nha Trang||09:00||16:21||Contact|
|SE8||Ho Chi Minh - Nha Trang||06:00||13:18||Contact|
3. Hotels and resorts in Nha Trang
There are many hotels and resorts for your choice in Nha Trang from high standard to average standard. The below table, we would love to give you some good hotel and resort in Nha Trang for your reference
|HOTEL NAME||ADDRESS||PHONE NUMBER|
|Mia Resort Nha Trang||Bai Dong, Cam Hai Dong, Cam Lam, Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa||0583 989 666|
|Sunrise Nha Trang Beach Hotel and Spa||12-14 Tran Phu Str, Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa||058 3820 999|
|Novotel Nha Trang Hotel||50 Tran Phu Str, Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa||058 6256 900|
|Sheraton Nha Trang Hotel and Spa||26-28 Tran Phu Str, Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa||058 3880 000|
|Green World Hotel Nha Trang||44 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa||058 3528 666|
|The Summer Hotel||34 Nguyen Thien Thuat, Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa||058 3522 186|
|Galiiot Hotel Nha Trang||61A Nguyen Thien Thuat Str, Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa||058 3528 555|
|Starlet Hotel Nha Trang||32 Tue Tinh, Loc Tho, Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa||058 3525 060|
|Hanoi Golden Hotel||107 Nguyen Thien Thuat Str, Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa||058 3529 123|
4. Some suggestion for tours in Nha Trang - Khanh Hoa
Hosting one of the 29 most beautiful bays of the world, Nha Trang is the ultimate destination for a fantastic beach holiday in Vietnam. Soft sandy beaches, endless sunshine, amazing nightlife and more.
Day 1: Nha Trang arrival
Pick up at Cam Ranh airport and transfer to your hotel in Nha Trang. Visit the an ancient Cham temple , the Ponagar, and Long Son Pagoda with a giant Buddha. Rest of the day is free for relaxation on the beach. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 2: Nha Trang - cruise to the islands
Depart for a cruise to visit Nha Trang islands and white sand beaches. We then visit the Tri Nguyen Aquarium nestled on a small island where you can see many rare species of fish and giant turtles. Drop by the "coral garden" renowned for premier diving. Take a boat trip to visit the Mieu Island and a laid back fishing village. You will earn an interesting chance to travel in Vietnamese small coracle boat, Thung Chai, to reach the pier. Back and overnight at hotel in Nha Trang.
Day 3: Nha Trang free (B)
Free day in Nha Trang to relax on the beach. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Nha Trang - Departure (B)
Free time for your own activities before transfer to airport for departure flight.
Opportunity to go diving, surfing, massage and spa ... at your expense.
The Mun Island in Nha Trang offers the very best conditions for premier scuba diving and snorkeling. Its water is calm and lapped by a wealth of sea life.
Mun Marine Park – Mot Island – Diving in Nha Trang Bay
Start at 8.00 AM, depart from your hotel to Cau Da port. Cruise to Mun & Mot islands, where you stop for diving & snorkeling around these islands. You can try 2 dives for the tour with 45 minutes per dive. The break time between 2 dives is about 2-3 hours, depending on diving instructor & your health status. Light lunch and drink will be served on boat after the first dive. Savor the fabulous panorama of Nha Trang sea and islands, and admire its rich heritage of marine creatures, especially colorful coral reefs on sea bottom. Car pick up & transfer back to the hotel. Tour ends around 4:00 PM.
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