43 days in Myanmar Itinerary

43 days in Myanmar Itinerary

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Yangon (Rangoon)
— 4 nights
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Ngwe Saung
— 2 nights
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Ngapali
— 3 nights
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Bagan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mandalay
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hsipaw
— 2 nights
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Nyaungshwe
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kalaw
— 2 nights
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Naypyidaw
— 10 nights
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Kin Pun
— 2 nights
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Hpa An
— 2 nights
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Yangon (Rangoon)
— 3 nights
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Yangon (Rangoon)

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Swe Taw Myat Pagoda and Yangon Chinatown. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda and Botahtaung Pagoda. Change things up with a short trip to Bogyoke Aung San Market in Pabedan (about 40 minutes away). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwedagon Pagoda, explore the galleries of Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue, appreciate the history behind Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

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Christchurch, New Zealand to Yangon (Rangoon) is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5.5 hours traveling from Christchurch to Yangon (Rangoon). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ngwe Saung.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 7:

2
nights
Ngwe Saung

Step off the beaten path and head to Ngwe Saung and Goyangyi Island. Step out of the city life by going to Ngwe Saung Beach and Lovers Island.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ngwe Saung online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Yangon (Rangoon) to Ngwe Saung by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ngapali.

Things to do in Ngwe Saung

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:

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Ngapali

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Yogaon by Jac and Yin Min Htike Tour Operation & Information Center. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shwe Nandaw Pagoda Hill and Ngapali Art Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ngapali Beach, look for gifts at Ma Yin Yin, don't miss a visit to Linthar English School, and get outside with Ngapali Water Sport Center.

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Drive from Ngwe Saung to Ngapali in 6 hours. April in Ngapali sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Ngapali

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:

3
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Bagan

The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dhammayan Gyi Temple and Dhammayazika Pagoda. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bagan Temples and Manuha Temple. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Lawkananda Pagoda, don't miss a visit to Yandabo Village Pottery, steep yourself in history at Salay House, and head outdoors with Shwe-gyu-gyi.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bagan attractions planning website.

Fly from Ngapali to Bagan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mandalay.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 15:

4
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Mandalay

Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
Get some cultural insight at Maha Myat Muni Pagoda- Mahamuni Buddha Temple and Shwe In Bin Monastry. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Anisakan Falls and Sanda Muni Paya. Get out of town with these interesting Mandalay side-trips: Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) (All Saints Anglican Church & Spas) and Irrawaddy Bridge (in Sagaing). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bagaya Monastery, admire the striking features of Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda, don't miss a visit to Mandalay Palace, and pause for some photo ops at Mahamuni Image.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mandalay online trip maker.

Drive from Bagan to Mandalay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hsipaw.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 19:

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Hsipaw

Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): look for gifts at Mr Book and then trek along Mr. Bike Hsipaw Trekking.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hsipaw online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mandalay to Hsipaw takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Nyaungshwe.

Things to do in Hsipaw

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:

3
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Nyaungshwe

Once the capital of the Shan Kingdom, Nyaungshwe is a vibrant tourist hub of Myanmar.
Get outdoors at Inle Lake and Balloon Rides. Do some cultural sightseeing at Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung and Red Mountain Estate Vineyards & Winery. When in Nyaungshwe, make a side trip to see Indein Village in Taunggyi, approximately Taunggyi away. The adventure continues: indulge your senses at guide naywin Inle, don't miss a visit to Maing Thouk Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Htat Eian Cave Temple, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nyaungshwe journey site.

Traveling by car from Hsipaw to Nyaungshwe takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kalaw.

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:

2
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Kalaw

Established by British civil servants as a summer resort, Kalaw retains much of its colonial feel.
On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Christ The King Church, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then make a trip to Thein Taung Pagoda Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hnee Paya, and finally surround yourself with nature on Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp- Day Tours.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kalaw trip site.

Drive from Nyaungshwe to Kalaw in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Naypyidaw.

Things to do in Kalaw

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:

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Naypyidaw

Naypyidaw, officially spelled Nay Pyi Taw is the capital city of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). Do some cultural sightseeing at Saint Michael Catholic Church and The Gem Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Uppatasanti Pagoda and The Teak Spa & Restaurants. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thatta Thattaha Maha Bawdi Pagoda, don't miss a visit to 20 Lane Highway, brush up on your military savvy at Defense Services Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Nay Pyi Taw Zoological Gardens.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Naypyidaw trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Kalaw to Naypyidaw in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Naypyidaw are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 34°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Kin Pun.

Things to do in Naypyidaw

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Apr 26 — May 6:

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Kin Pun

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyaiktiyo Pagoda. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyaik Paw Law.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kin Pun online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Naypyidaw to Kin Pun by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Hpa An.

Things to do in Kin Pun

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

2
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Hpa An

Hpa-An is the capital of Kayin State (also known as Karen State), Myanmar (Burma). Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Taung Wine Mountain and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Zwegabin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Lumbini Gardens and then pause for some photo ops at Shwe Yin Myaw Pagoda.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hpa An trip website.

Traveling by car from Kin Pun to Hpa An takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daytime highs in Hpa An are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Hpa An

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 8 — 10:
Highlights from your trip

3
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Yangon (Rangoon)

Garden City of the East

Your inner history buff will appreciate Immaculate Conception Cathedral and Kyaik Khauk Pagoda. Explore hidden gems such as Yangon Yoga House and Kalasa Art Space. Explore Yangon (Rangoon) further: trek along Green Season Travel, stroll the grounds of The Rangoon War Cemetery, look for gifts at Yangoods, and don't miss a visit to Sein Yaung Chi Pagoda.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yangon (Rangoon) trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Hpa An to Yangon (Rangoon) by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay May 10 — 13:

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.