28 days in Myanmar Itinerary

28 days in Myanmar Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Myanmar trip itinerary planner

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Nyaungshwe
— 4 nights
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Kalaw
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pindaya
— 1 night
Drive
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Hsipaw
— 1 night
Drive
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Mandalay
— 6 nights
Drive
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Bagan
— 6 nights
Drive
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Popa
— 1 night
Fly
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Yangon (Rangoon)
— 5 nights

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Nyaungshwe

— 4 nights
Once the capital of the Shan Kingdom, Nyaungshwe is a vibrant tourist hub of Myanmar.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nyaungshwe: Taunggyi (Indein Village, Khit Sunn Yin Lotus, Silk and Cotton Hand Weaving Centre, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Inle Lake, look for gifts at Ei Ei Silver Shop, relax in the rural setting at Lotus Garden, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nyaungshwe online travel route planner.

Yangon (Rangoon) to Nyaungshwe is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kalaw.

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 24:

Kalaw

— 3 nights
Established by British civil servants as a summer resort, Kalaw retains much of its colonial feel.
Kalaw is known for wildlife, spas, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp- Day Tours, hunt for treasures at Kalaw Myoma Market, don't miss a visit to Thein Taung Pagoda Monastery, and relax and rejuvenate at Kalaw Yoga by Sprouting Seeds.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kalaw online travel planner.

Drive from Nyaungshwe to Kalaw in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pindaya.

Things to do in Kalaw

Tours · Outdoors · Spas · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 27:

Pindaya

— 1 night
Pindaya is a town in the Shan State of Burma. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stop by Aung Umbrella, then explore the fascinating underground world of Pindaya Caves, and then explore the activities along Pone Taloke Lake.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pindaya day trip planning app.

Drive from Kalaw to Pindaya in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hsipaw.

Things to do in Pindaya

Nature · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:

Hsipaw

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mr. Bike Hsipaw Trekking, then stop by Mr Book, and then add some adventure to your tour with Hsipaw Trekking Myanmar.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hsipaw day trip planning site.

Getting from Pindaya to Hsipaw by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Mandalay.

Things to do in Hsipaw

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:

Mandalay

— 6 nights
Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mandalay: Hsinbyume Pagoda (in Mingun), Sagaing (U Min Thonze Caves & Sagaing Hill) and Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) (Spas, National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens, &more). There's lots more to do: get great views at Mandalay Hill, admire the striking features of Shwenandaw Monastery, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take in the views from U Bein Bridge.

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Traveling by car from Hsipaw to Mandalay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bagan.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites · Tours · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 4:

Bagan

— 6 nights
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Bagan is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Bagan Temples, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhammayan Gyi Temple, get outside with Shwe-gyu-gyi, and contemplate the long history of Htilominlo Pahto.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bagan online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Mandalay to Bagan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Popa.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 10:

Popa

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Popa.

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Traveling by car from Bagan to Popa takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Popa

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:
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Yangon (Rangoon)

— 5 nights

Garden City of the East

Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
Take a break from Yangon (Rangoon) with a short trip to Bogyoke Aung San Market in Pabedan, about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Shwedagon Pagoda, stroll around Kandawgyi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Botahtaung Pagoda, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yangon (Rangoon) trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Popa to Yangon (Rangoon) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 16:

Myanmar travel guide

3.8
Golden Land
Closed to Western travelers for most of the 20th century, Myanmar draws an increasing number of visitors with its gilded pagodas and elaborately decorated temples. Visitors looking for sun and sand opt to vacation on Myanmar's many isolated beaches, ideal for escaping the modern world and kicking back with a drink and a book. In the cities, savvy shoppers easily find bargains on high-quality textiles, antiques, traditional tapestries, and precious stones. A well-rounded Myanmar itinerary also includes a few leisurely activities, like drinking tea at a cozy teahouse, enjoying a hearty meal at a family-run eatery, and pausing to contemplate at a centuries-old Buddhist shrine.