30 days in Myanmar Itinerary

30 days in Myanmar Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Myanmar trip planner

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Mandalay
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Mandalay
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hsipaw
— 1 night
Drive
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Popa
— 1 night
Drive
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Bagan
— 5 nights
Fly
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Kalaw
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Nyaungshwe
— 4 nights
Fly
7
Ngapali
— 2 nights
Fly
8
Yangon (Rangoon)
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kin Pun
— 1 night
Drive to Yangon International Airport, Fly to Exeter International Airport

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Mandalay

— 5 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: Mingun (Mingun Bell, Pahtodawgyi Pagoda, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Shwenandaw Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bagaya Monastery, pause for some photo ops at Mahamuni Image, and snap pictures at U Bein Bridge.

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Exeter, UK to Mandalay is an approximately 29-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Myanmar Time (MMT) is 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hsipaw.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 7:

Hsipaw

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): stop by Mr Book and then trek along Mr. Bike Hsipaw Trekking.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hsipaw day trip site.

Traveling by car from Mandalay to Hsipaw takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Popa.

Things to do in Hsipaw

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 8:

Popa

— 1 night
On the 9th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Popa.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Popa day trip planning website.

You can drive from Hsipaw to Popa in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bagan.

Things to do in Popa

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 9:
Highlights from your trip

Bagan

— 5 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: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manuha Temple, and contemplate the long history of Bagan Temples.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bagan tour planning app.

You can drive from Popa to Bagan in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kalaw.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 14:

Kalaw

— 2 nights
Established by British civil servants as a summer resort, Kalaw retains much of its colonial feel.
On the 15th (Mon), shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then make a trip to Shwe Oo Min Pagoda. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ The King Church, soothe aching muscles at Kalaw Yoga by Sprouting Seeds, then surround yourself with nature on Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp- Day Tours, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thein Taung Pagoda Monastery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kalaw trip maker tool.

Getting from Bagan to Kalaw by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nyaungshwe.

Things to do in Kalaw

Tours · Outdoors · Spas · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 16:

Nyaungshwe

— 4 nights
Once the capital of the Shan Kingdom, Nyaungshwe is a vibrant tourist hub of Myanmar.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nyaungshwe: Taunggyi (Khit Sunn Yin Lotus, Silk and Cotton Hand Weaving Centre, Floating Gardens, &more) and Pindaya (Aung Umbrella, Pindaya Caves, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Inle Lake, learn about winemaking at Red Mountain Estate Vineyards & Winery, Head underground at Htat Eian Cave Temple, and make a trip to Yadana Man Aung Pagoda.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nyaungshwe itinerary maker site.

Getting from Kalaw to Nyaungshwe by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Ngapali.

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 16 — 20:

Ngapali

— 2 nights
Combining traditional rural charms with an ever-growing beach resort vibe, the fishing village of Ngapali stands out as a highlight of Myanmar's west coast.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Linthar English School, kick back and relax at Ngapali Beach, then indulge in some personalized pampering at HeadtoToe, and finally stop by MiMi Souvenir Shop. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have unforgettable encounters with Myanmar Diving Academy, get a dose of the wild on Yin Min Htike Tour Operation & Information Center, and then stroll through Ngapali Elephants Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ngapali travel planner.

You can fly from Nyaungshwe to Ngapali in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Ngapali

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:

Yangon (Rangoon)

— 6 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bogyoke Aung San Market in Pabedan (about 40 minutes away). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Shwedagon Pagoda, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yangon (Rangoon) journey planner.

You can fly from Ngapali to Yangon (Rangoon) in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kin Pun.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 28:

Kin Pun

— 1 night
On the 29th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyaiktiyo Pagoda.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kin Pun road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Yangon (Rangoon) to Kin Pun takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kin Pun

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:
Highlights from your trip

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.