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 Shwe Gulay Pagoda, explore the historical opulence of Kambazathadi Golden Palace, and appreciate the history behind Kyaik Pun Pagoda.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bago tour site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Bago is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Bago, you'll lose 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Kin Pun.

Things to do in Bago

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:

Kin Pun

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyaiktiyo Pagoda.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kin Pun trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Bago to Kin Pun by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Kin Pun

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 24:
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.
When in Yangon (Rangoon), make a side trip to see Bogyoke Aung San Market in Pabedan, approximately Pabedan away. Spend the 31st (Sun) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Shwedagon Pagoda, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stroll around Kandawgyi Park.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yangon (Rangoon) planning site.

You can drive from Kin Pun to Yangon (Rangoon) in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Ngapali.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 31:

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: enjoy the sand and surf at Ngapali Beach, get outside with Ngapali Water Sport Center, stop by MiMi Souvenir Shop, and don't miss a visit to Linthar English School.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ngapali vacation planner.

Fly from Yangon (Rangoon) to Ngapali in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Nyaungshwe.

Things to do in Ngapali

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 3:

Nyaungshwe

— 4 nights
Once the capital of the Shan Kingdom, Nyaungshwe is a vibrant tourist hub of Myanmar.
Explore Nyaungshwe's surroundings by going to Taunggyi (Floating Gardens, Khit Sunn Yin Lotus, Silk and Cotton Hand Weaving Centre, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Inle Lake, experience rural life at Lotus Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung, and don't miss a visit to Maing Thouk Village.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nyaungshwe route builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Ngapali to Nyaungshwe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kalaw.

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 7:

Kalaw

— 3 nights
Established by British civil servants as a summer resort, Kalaw retains much of its colonial feel.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pindaya (Aung Umbrella, Pindaya Caves, &more). And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp- Day Tours, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, trek along with Hiking & Camping Tours, and don't miss a visit to Shwe Oo Min Pagoda.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kalaw journey maker.

You can drive from Nyaungshwe to Kalaw in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Kalaw

Tours · Outdoors · Spas · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 7 — 10:

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 18th (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Bagan Temples, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manuha Temple, contemplate the long history of Shwesandaw Pagoda, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bagan trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Kalaw to Bagan by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Popa.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 10 — 18:

Popa

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mt Popa.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Popa journey tool.

Getting from Bagan to Popa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mandalay.

Things to do in Popa

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 19:
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Mandalay side-trips: Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) (All Saints Anglican Church, National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens, &more) and Sagaing (Soon U Ponya Shin Paya, Sagaing Hill, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Mandalay Hill, contemplate the long history of Mandalay Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pahtodawgyi, and take in the views from U Bein Bridge.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mandalay vacation builder.

Drive from Popa to Mandalay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hsipaw.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 26:

Hsipaw

— 1 night
On the 27th (Sat), look for gifts at Mr Book and then stroll through Mr. Bike Hsipaw Trekking.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hsipaw trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Mandalay to Hsipaw by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Mingun.

Things to do in Hsipaw

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 27:

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.
On the 28th (Sun), explore the activities along Ayeyarwaddy River, then admire the landmark architecture of Hsinbyume Pagoda, and then appreciate the history behind Lions of Stone. On the next day, make a trip to Sat Taw Yar Pagode, don't miss a visit to Mingun Bell, take in the pleasant sights at 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, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mingun online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Hsipaw to Mingun in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mingun

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 2:

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.