How to have the best time for 5 days in Nha Trang – Da Lat? These two most famous tourist attractions will blow your mind with marvelous scenery and a lot of fascinating activities on your 5-day trip.

Why Nha Trang – Da Lat?

If Nha Trang is widely known as “The Heaven of Islands”, then Da Lat is called “The Kingdom of Flowers”. Nha Trang is 140km far from Da Lat and it will take about 3 hours to travel from this city to another. Thanks to the convenient distance as well as the interesting contrast in ideal destinations between these two places, visitors on 5 days in Nha Trang – Da Lat will have the most unforgettable and amazing trip to Vietnam than ever!

Suggested Itinerary – Places to visit – Things to do

Day 1: Island tour in Nha Trang

Option 1:

Coral Reef Snorkeling and Scuba-diving in Hon Mun

5 days in Nha Trang, Da Lat

Scuba-diving at Hon Mun, Nha Trang

On your 5 days in Nha Trang – Da Lat, the first point to attract your gaze in Nha Trang is the black and glossy stones here. These black stones overlap on the cliff, forming caves for Yen birds to nest.

Besides, this place is blended between two hot and cold ocean currents. It is also a favorite place of living animals, especially marine fish. Nowadays, Hon Mun has over 1,500 species of corals.

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Kayak sailing, mini-golf and cultural activities chain in Hon Tam

This entertainment area is famous for its immersing water sports, cultural activities and a mini-golf course. On your 5 days in Nha Trang – Da Lat, you can experience Kayak sailing on the sea, or walk along the coast to see with your eyes the natural charming coral reef swinging under the water surface.

Besides, if you are a golf person, there is a mini-golf area for you to enjoy this special sport. Each of the visitors has 10 shots to make. Do not worry if you haven’t tried golf before. After this Vietnam golf package, you will surely find your extreme interest in this activity.

Also, you will have your opportunity to participate in cultural exercises such as discovering the art of zither, making pottery, cooking traditional rice wine, and admiring local artisans with excellent weaving brocade skills.

Option 2:

Water skiing motorcycle at Nom Beach, Binh Ba Island

This beach is famous for its romantic wooden house at the edge of the sea. You can spend time sitting at this house and listen to the waves melody, feel the cool winds and enjoy your sunbathing with a glass of wine.

Moreover, you can have a chance to experience a water skiing motorcycle at the beach, a very interesting and adventurous water sport that you cannot miss on your 5 days in Nha Trang – Da Lat.

Chilling at Maldives Starfish, Binh Lap
Romantic Little Maldives of Vietnam

Romantic Little Maldives of Vietnam

The Little Maldives of Vietnam welcomes visitors by a road full of dreamy stretches. It is famous for the check-in bridge, where your camera will get super busy because of its lovely decoration. Hammocks are specially placed right on the waves so you can relax your body, feel the clean water and admire the scenery at the same time. There are very marvelous huts on the white sand of the beach, with its open view toward the sea. This destination is perfect for your honeymoon vacation in Vietnam. Chilling at the elegant and romantic space of Little Maldives will be one of the most amazing experiences of yours on 5 days in Nha Trang – Da Lat.

Day 2: Waterfall tour in Nha Trang

Experiencing weirdly fun activities with wild animals at Yang Bay Waterfall

Yang Bay is located in the middle of Khanh Vinh valley. This is the most beautiful primitive forest tourist area in Khanh Hoa, Nha Trang.

At Yang Bay, you can join a lot of extremely fun and unique games, under the guidance of professional local staffs. They are pig racing, crocodile fishing, fish bottle feeding,… Besides, you will get immersed in the beauty of the old forest, fresh air, and a cool white waterfall. Together with natural mineral hot springs originating in deep forest, your body will relax in comfort and your mind will be refreshed completely on your 5 days in Nha Trang – Da Lat.

Living in poetry at Pongour Waterfall

Pongour Waterfall, Da Lat

Pongour Waterfall, Da Lat

This 7-storey waterfall is a must-visit destination on your 5 days in Nha Trang – Da Lat, located in Lam Dong province, 50km to the South of Da Lat. Pongour is the only waterfall that has its own Spring festival.

With its both majestic and poetic scenery, you will get lost in Pongour’s marvelous beauty. You can smell the freshness of mineral foams, release all the stress and worries with the sounds of water falling and listen to the birds as well as water drops on shaking leaves.

Mud-bathing at Ponagar Tower

This special physical therapy treatment is not only good for your health but also helps balance your mental mind. You can make your decision with a lot of choices such as mud-bathing in combination with herbs, group bathing, hot mud, the spa at the mountain, massage, steaming,…

Day 3: Moving to Da Lat from Nha Trang and visiting Truc Lam Monastery

Moving to Da Lat from Nha Trang

By car

The route from Da Lat to Nha Trang is about 145 km long and it takes about 3-4 hours to travel by car. The price seems to be about 120,000 VND – 160,000 VND.

By motorcycle

If you are interested in adventurous traveling and exploring further the scenery along the roads, you can rent a motorcycle to go to Da Lat from Nha Trang.
On this route, you will pass the Lac Duong district and then come to Khanh Vinh and Dien Khanh districts in Khanh Hoa province. This road will take you through Omega Pass, a bow pass of 33km long.

This is a dangerous and risky choice so that you should consider very carefully before making your own decision.

Sightseeing Truc Lam Monastery with cable cars

Traveling by cable cars at Truc Lam Monastery

Traveling by cable cars at Truc Lam Monastery

Truc Lam is one of the 3 biggest monasteries in Vietnam, famous for its unique structure and located 5km from the Da Lat city center. The place has a lot of pine forests around with comfortable fresh cool air. You can discover more about the architecture as well as the history of this place while visiting here.

On your 5 days in Nha Trang – Da Lat, you should spend time sightseeing Truc Lam monastery with cable cars, completely admire the scenery of Tuyen Lam Lake, one of the most beautiful lakes of Da Lat.

Day 4: Architecture and Historical Discovery in Da Lat

Artistic discovery at XQ Su Quan Da Lat

Located on Mai Anh Dao Street, opposite the Valley of Love, XQ Su Quan Da Lat is considered the cultural and artistic address of the mountain city of Da Lat for over 25 years. XQ is truly an attractive place for tourists thanks to its unique architecture bearing the imprint of Hue ancient and impressive art display. In addition, there are many special “tourism soup for the soul” such as embroidery performances, recitation nights, an exhibition of installation art pictures, food zones,…

Walking on wobble bamboo bridges and Jeep discovery around in Cu Lan Village

The famous tourist village is located about 20 km from the center of Da Lat, in a small valley and attracts many visitors every day. K’ho people are ethnic minorities who live mainly here. This destination has its own lovely and romantic love history of a young man and woman and is named after that fairytale.

Here, on your 5 days in Nha Trang – Da Lat, tourists can participate in interesting outdoor activities and mingle with nature. There are kite flying, fishing, climbing, rafting,…

You can also experience stepping through the wobble bridges that connect both sides of the stream to the village. Besides, you should try discovering around by renting Jeeps. These cars will bring you to come across the forest, pass the mountain and admire the exciting nature in the most adventurous way.

Visiting Bao Dai Palace

Bao Dai Palace

Bao Dai Palace

This beautiful and elegant mansion is located in the middle of a pine forest, associated with the architectural landscape of the park, the Thuong Uyen Garden and the Ai An forest. In addition to the value of the unique European architecture, Bao Dai Palace also contains many ancient Hue antiquities as well as an underground wine cellar. Besides, there are also the items that Bao Dai King used to hunt such as 3 sets of tiger skin and ivory.

Exploring the house with 132 roofs in Maple Leaves Tourism Area

This house is located at the top of a hill and has a unique and strange architecture. The highlight of this place is the harmonious combination of architectural structures with nature such as species of maple leaves, pine trees, cherry trees,…

The building with 132 roofs symbolizes 132 maple leaves placed on a simulation of a pyramid. The house was built based on the meaning of new pyramid energy combining with maple leaves, the symbol of love, happiness, health, and luck.

Day 5: Flowers tour in Da Lat

Checking in and taking photos at F Cafe – Da Lat Flower Field

This stunning cafe is located at Mimosa bow, Da Lat city. Cafe F is surrounded by a green pine forest and a colorful flower field. You can order a cup of hot coffee, choose a table next to the windows and enjoy a breath-taking Lavender field view beneath. This activity is very suitable to start a wonderful morning at a beautiful destination on your 5 days in Nha Trang – Da Lat.

Taking photos in the biggest Hydrangea Garden of Da Lat

A poetic corner in Hydrangea Garden of Da Lat

A poetic corner in Hydrangea Garden of Da Lat

This stunning garden is only 15km far from the Da Lat city center. The place is perfect for you to take hundreds of amazing photos with lovely hydrangea flowers. Every corner and every spot in this garden brings you unique feelings and emotions and you will deeply immerse yourself into the charming beauty of this destination.

Falling in love with the famous Valley of Love

This romantic destination is 5km away from the North of Da Lat city. It has a lot of beautiful and interesting scenes like the love maze, locks of love on a bridge, unique faucet hovering in the air, a public flower garden,…

You will have a chance to discover around the whole valley by the featured colorful train of this attraction. There are many flower baskets and gardens everywhere for you to admire and fall in love with this poetic place on your 5 days in Nha Trang – Da Lat.

Best dishes to try

In Nha Trang

Banh canh cha ca

This is the traditional dish of the Central Vietnam provinces. Only with one bite and you can feel the chewy fish ball, in a perfect combination of flavor with the sweet sauce from white radish and grounded pork.

Banh canh cha ca

Tasty Banh canh cha ca

You can find the best at these addresses:

  • Mrs. Ha’s Restaurant

Address: No.14, Phan Chu Trinh Street

Price: 15,000 VND – 18,000 VND

  • Nguyen Loan Restaurant

Address: No.123, Ngo Gia Tu Street

Price: 15,000 VND – 39,000 VND

  • Thua Madam Restaurant

Address: No.55, Yesin Street

Price: 15,000 VND – 55,000 VND

Banh can

Specialty Banh can of Nha Trang

Specialty Banh can of Nha Trang

How to describe this specialty of Nha Trang? The round shape of these cakes, the aromatic complexion of rice flour buggy with fat eggs and chili, onion sauce and fish sauce. On your 5 days in Nha Trang – Da Lat, you should enjoy “banh can” early in the morning and watch the rainy sky, keep in mind a so-romantic Nha Trang.

You can find the best in these places:

  • Banh can
    Address: No.51, To Hien Thanh Street

Price: 40,000 VND – 60,000 VND

  • Banh can

Address: No.151, Hoang Van Thu Street

Price: 12,000 VND – 25,000 VND

  • Ut Nam Restaurant

Address: No.127, Nguyen Binh Khiem Street

Price: 16,000 VND – 20,000 VND

Banh xeo

In Nha Trang, “banh xeo” is made with pottery pans so this dish is less oily and more delicious, thanks to the accompanying ingredients. Early morning or evening is the appropriate time to enjoy this dish.

Here are some places that sell the best:

  • Pancake Xeo

Address: No.85, To Hien Thanh Street

Price: 25,000 VND – 35,000 VND

  • Mrs. Tam’s Restaurant

Address: No.66, Thap Ba Street

Price: 40,000 VND – 50,000 VND

  • Pancake Xeo with squid and shrimp

Address: No.97, Hoang Dieu Street

Price: 5,000 VND – 20,000 VND

Chicken Rice

This dish includes yellow rice seeds germinated serving with white chicken or fried chicken, laksa leaves, sour, fatty sauce, boiled chicken water cup,… Chicken rice – the most must-try specialty that you cannot miss on your 5 days in Nha Trang – Da Lat.

You can find the best at:

  • Hai Chua Stores Chain

Address: No.8-9B, To Vinh Dien Street

Price: 15,000 VND – 33,000 VND

  • Tram Anh Chicken Rice

Address: No.10, Ba Trieu Street

Price: 20,000 VND – 55,000 VND

  • Mrs. Van’s Roasted Chicken

Address: No.45A, Van Don Street

Price: 25,000 VND – 30,000 VND

Grilled fish with green peppers

You can imagine the feeling of your peeling the banana leaf layer, appears a fish giving off a nice scent. Grilled fish is often served with rice paper, raw vegetables, pickled salt, sour and salty green peppers. While eating and inhaling the hot pepper, the fresh taste penetrates deep into your esophagus.

Here are some amazing addresses to enjoy grilled fish:

  • Mrs. Quyen’s Grilled Fish

Address: No.6, Hon Chong Street

Price: 30,000 VND – 80,000 VND

  • Grilled fish and fresh seafoods

Address: No.6, Van Don Street

Price: 35,000 VND – 500,000 VND

Nha Trang Seafoods

You can also try other delicious dishes of this beach city at Nha Trang Seafoods street:

  • Khang Hy Seafood

Address: No.306-308, Nguyen Van Linh Street

Price: 35,000 VND – 350,000 VND

  • Long Vu Seafood

Address: No.30, Thap Ba Street

Price: 20,000 VND – 110,000 VND

  • Hanh Xuan Seafood

Address: No.36, Cu Huan Street

Price: 120,000 VND – 330,000 VND

In Da Lat

Banh mi xiu mai

Banh mi xiu mai - The popular dish of Da Lat

Banh mi xiu mai – The popular dish of Da Lat

This is probably the trademark dish of Da Lat cuisine that tourists should not miss on 5 days in Nha Trang – Da Lat. There are sweet and fragrant commercial pellets serving in a cup of hot sauce. When you enjoy the first piece of crunchy bread slowly into your mouth, you will get immersed by the delicious taste of the dish.

You can find the best of this specialty at Ap Restaurant or other stores in Bui Thi Xuan and Thong Thien Hoc Street.

Banh uot long ga

The must-try dish at Da Lat - Banh uot long ga

The must-try dish at Da Lat – Banh uot long ga

This is also known as the wet cake with chicken viscera. “Banh uot long ga” is cooked simply. When you enjoy it, you feel the aromatic taste of wet cake, the sweetness from the meat pieces, chicken viscera in the taste of the moderate sauce, adding a little chill and fragrant aromas from herbs.

You can find the best in Tang Bat Ho or Phan Dinh Phung streets with the average price of around 35,000 VND.

Avocado cream

The weather in Dalat often gets cold in the evening but the shops selling avocado ice cream and fruit ice cream are still sought by a lot of diners. This is a popular dish, with the butter flavor mixed with the fresh fruit in the highlands. You can feel the fat of the ice cream and unforgettable sweet and delicious flavor that you cannot find anywhere else on your 5 days in Nha Trang – Da Lat.

You can find avocado cream at any store in Nguyen Van Troi street with the price of each cup of 20,000 VND.

Chicken hot pot with é leaves

In this hot pot, chicken meat is served with fresh bamboo shoots, clamped a few pieces of é leaves and then dipped in a cup of salt and pepper for a rich taste. You will not be able to forget the intertwined sweet, spicy taste of this unique hot pot in Da Lat.

Hopefully, our itinerary suggestions meet your plan for your trip to Vietnam. Customize your Vietnam tour so that we can help create your most long-lasting memories on 5 days in Nha Trang – Da Lat!

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Bich Ngoc

As a true Vietnamese enthusiast of music, books and coffee, Bich Ngoc loves researching into those typical cultural characteristics of Vietnam as well as exploring further destinations in the country of thousand years of civilization.


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