42 days in Myanmar Itinerary

42 days in Myanmar Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Myanmar trip planner

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Fly to Yangon International Airport, Drive to Bago
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Bago
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kin Pun
— 1 night
Drive
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Yangon (Rangoon)
— 7 nights
Fly
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Ngapali
— 3 nights
Fly
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Nyaungshwe
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kalaw
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bagan
— 8 nights
Drive
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Popa
— 1 night
Drive
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Mandalay
— 7 nights
Drive
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Hsipaw
— 1 night
Drive
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Mingun
— 3 nights
Drive to Mandalay International Airport, Fly to Ben Gurion International Airport

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Bago

— 3 nights
Once a bustling city in southern Myanmar, the market town of Bago mostly draws visitors on day trips from Yangon, coming to see the relics and historic monuments from its heyday.
Bago is known for historic sites and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Shwemawdaw Paya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shwethalyaung Buddha, pause for some photo ops at Kyaik Pun Pagoda, and explore the historical opulence of Kambazathadi Golden Palace.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bago tour itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Bago is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Bago due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kin Pun.

Things to do in Bago

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 14:

Kin Pun

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): make a trip to Kyaiktiyo Pagoda.

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Traveling by car from Bago to Kin Pun takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Kin Pun

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 15:
Highlights from your trip

Yangon (Rangoon)

— 7 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). Spend the 22nd (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Shwedagon Pagoda, get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the activities along Inya Lake, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Botahtaung Pagoda.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yangon (Rangoon) travel route website.

Getting from Kin Pun to Yangon (Rangoon) by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ngapali.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 22:

Ngapali

— 3 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.
Ngapali is known for beaches, shopping, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Ngapali Beach, get outside with Ngapali Water Sport Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shwe Nandaw Pagoda Hill, and make a trip to Linthar English School.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Ngapali journey planner.

You can fly from Yangon (Rangoon) to Ngapali in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nyaungshwe.

Things to do in Ngapali

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 22 — 25:

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 (Floating Gardens, Khit Sunn Yin Lotus, Silk and Cotton Hand Weaving Centre, &more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Inle Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ywa Thit Monastery, experience rural life at Lotus Garden, and make a trip to Maing Thouk Village.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nyaungshwe tour itinerary builder website.

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 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Kalaw.

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 1:

Kalaw

— 3 nights
Established by British civil servants as a summer resort, Kalaw retains much of its colonial feel.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kalaw: Pindaya (Aung Umbrella, Pindaya Caves, &more). There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp- Day Tours, make a trip to Thein Taung Pagoda Monastery, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kalaw Myoma Market, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ The King Church.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kalaw trip planner.

Getting from Nyaungshwe to Kalaw by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Kalaw

Tours · Outdoors · Spas · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 4:

Bagan

— 8 nights
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Spend the 12th (Fri) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Bagan Temples, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shwezigon Pagoda, and contemplate the long history of Htilominlo Pahto.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bagan tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Kalaw to Bagan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Popa.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 4 — 12:

Popa

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mt Popa.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Popa trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bagan to Popa takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Mandalay.

Things to do in Popa

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 13:
Highlights from your trip

Mandalay

— 7 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: Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) (All Saints Anglican Church, National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens, &more) and Sagaing (Soon U Ponya Shin Paya, Sagaing Hill, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shwenandaw Monastery, get great views at Mandalay Hill, steep yourself in history at Mandalay Palace, and admire the striking features of Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Mandalay trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Popa to Mandalay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hsipaw.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 20:

Hsipaw

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): stop by Mr Book and then stroll through Mr. Bike Hsipaw Trekking.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hsipaw online route planner.

You can drive from Mandalay to Hsipaw in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Mingun.

Things to do in Hsipaw

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 21:

Mingun

— 3 nights
The riverside town of Mingun has a set of impressive historical structures that highlight the immense power and egocentricity of the old kings who once ruled the country.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the activities along Ayeyarwaddy River, then admire the striking features of Hsinbyume Pagoda, and then appreciate the history behind Lions of Stone. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sat Taw Yar Pagode, make a trip to Mingun Bell, go for a walk through Pahtodawgyi Pagoda, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mingun Pahtodawgyi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shin Phu Me.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mingun trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Hsipaw to Mingun takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mingun

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 24:

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.