31 days in Myanmar Itinerary

31 days in Myanmar Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Myanmar trip itinerary builder

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Mandalay
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bagan
— 6 nights
Drive
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Popa
— 1 night
Fly
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Yangon (Rangoon)
— 6 nights
Fly
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Ngapali
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nyaungshwe
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kalaw
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pindaya
— 1 night
Drive
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Hsipaw
— 1 night
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Mandalay side-trips: Hsinbyume Pagoda (in Mingun), Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) (All Saints Anglican Church, National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens, &more) and Sagaing (U Min Thonze Caves, Sagaing Hill, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Mandalay Hill, pause for some photo ops at Mahamuni Image, admire the landmark architecture of Shwenandaw Monastery, and don't miss a visit to Mandalay Palace.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mandalay travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Mandalay. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bagan.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 5:

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: steep yourself in history at Bagan Temples, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwezigon Pagoda, head outdoors with Shwe-gyu-gyi, and look for gifts at Jasmine Family Lacquerware Workshop.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bagan trip planning tool.

You can drive from Mandalay to Bagan in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Popa.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 11:

Popa

— 1 night
On the 12th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Mt Popa.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Popa trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Bagan to Popa in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Popa

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Take a break from Yangon (Rangoon) with a short trip to Bogyoke Aung San Market in Pabedan, about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwedagon Pagoda, appreciate the history behind Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Inya Lake.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Yangon (Rangoon) day trip planner.

You can fly from Popa to Yangon (Rangoon) in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ngapali.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 18:

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 19th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at HeadtoToe, then have unforgettable encounters with Myanmar Diving Academy, and then get a dose of the wild on Yin Min Htike Tour Operation & Information Center. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ngapali Elephants Sanctuary, don't miss a visit to Linthar English School, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ngapali Beach, and finally stop by MiMi Souvenir Shop.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ngapali, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Yangon (Rangoon) to Ngapali takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nyaungshwe.

Things to do in Ngapali

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Nyaungshwe

— 5 nights
Once the capital of the Shan Kingdom, Nyaungshwe is a vibrant tourist hub of Myanmar.
Venture out of the city with trips to Taunggyi (Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, Khit Sunn Yin Lotus, Silk and Cotton Hand Weaving Centre, &more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Inle Lake, stop by Ei Ei Silver Shop, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nyaungshwe trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Ngapali to Nyaungshwe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kalaw.

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 25:

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: surround yourself with nature on Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp- Day Tours, get great views at Christ The King Church, get a new perspective on things with Wednesday Trekking Information, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

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Getting from Nyaungshwe to Kalaw by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Pindaya.

Things to do in Kalaw

Tours · Outdoors · Spas · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:

Pindaya

— 1 night
Pindaya is a town in the Shan State of Burma. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): stop by Aung Umbrella, then explore the fascinating underground world of Pindaya Caves, and then explore the activities along Pone Taloke Lake.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Pindaya online holiday planner.

Drive from Kalaw to Pindaya in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Hsipaw.

Things to do in Pindaya

Nature · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:

Hsipaw

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): stroll through Mr. Bike Hsipaw Trekking, stop by Mr Book, and then gain a rich perspective with Hsipaw Trekking Myanmar.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hsipaw trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Pindaya to Hsipaw in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Hsipaw

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:

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.