50 days in Myanmar Itinerary

50 days in Myanmar Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Myanmar travel planner

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Yangon (Rangoon)
— 13 nights
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Ngapali
— 3 nights
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Nyaungshwe
— 6 nights
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Kalaw
— 3 nights
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Pindaya
— 1 night
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Hsipaw
— 3 nights
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Mandalay
— 7 nights
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Mingun
— 2 nights
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Popa
— 1 night
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Bagan
— 10 nights
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Yangon (Rangoon)

— 13 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 20th (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Spend the 16th (Sun) on the rails with a train tour. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Shwedagon Pagoda, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, hike along Green Season Travel, and contemplate the waterfront views at Inya Lake.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Yangon (Rangoon) day trip planning site.

Kathmandu, Nepal to Yangon (Rangoon) is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 0.8 hours traveling from Kathmandu to Yangon (Rangoon) due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Ngapali.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 25:

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: get outside with Myanmar Diving Academy, kick back and relax at Ngapali Beach, look for gifts at MiMi Souvenir Shop, and look for all kinds of wild species at Yin Min Htike Tour Operation & Information Center.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ngapali tour planner.

Fly from Yangon (Rangoon) to Ngapali in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Ngapali sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to fly to Nyaungshwe.

Things to do in Ngapali

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:

Nyaungshwe

— 6 nights
Once the capital of the Shan Kingdom, Nyaungshwe is a vibrant tourist hub of Myanmar.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nyaungshwe: Taunggyi (Floating Gardens, Indein Village, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Inle Lake, make a trip to Maing Thouk Village, do a tasting at Red Mountain Estate Vineyards & Winery, and indulge your senses at guide naywin Inle.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nyaungshwe trip planner.

Fly from Ngapali to Nyaungshwe in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kalaw.

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 3:

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: identify plant and animal life at Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp- Day Tours, get in touch with nature with Hiking & Camping Tours, get a new perspective on things with Wednesday Trekking Information, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Thein Taung Pagoda Monastery.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalaw online day trip planner.

You can drive from Nyaungshwe to Kalaw in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pindaya.

Things to do in Kalaw

Tours · Outdoors · Spas · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:

Pindaya

— 1 night
Pindaya is a town in the Shan State of Burma. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): stop by Aung Umbrella, then explore the fascinating underground world of Pindaya Caves, and then explore the activities along Pone Taloke Lake.

Find out how to plan Pindaya trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Kalaw to Pindaya takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hsipaw.

Things to do in Pindaya

Nature · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:

Hsipaw

— 3 nights
Take a break from Hsipaw with a short trip to Myanmar Adventure Outfitters in Lashio, about 1h 50 min away.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hsipaw driving holiday planner.

Getting from Pindaya to Hsipaw by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Mandalay.

Things to do in Hsipaw

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:

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: Sagaing (U Min Thonze Caves, Sagaing Hill, &more) and Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) (All Saints Anglican Church, National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens, &more). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Mandalay Hill, don't miss a visit to Mandalay Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mandalay trip planning app.

Getting from Hsipaw to Mandalay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mingun.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 17:

Mingun

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Sat Taw Yar Pagode, then don't miss a visit to Mingun Bell, and then admire the striking features of Hsinbyume Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Ayeyarwaddy River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pahtodawgyi Pagoda, then admire the landmark architecture of Mingun Pahtodawgyi, then pause for some photo ops at Lions of Stone, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shin Phu Me.

Plan my day in Mingun using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Mandalay to Mingun in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Popa.

Things to do in Mingun

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:

Popa

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Popa.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Popa trip itinerary app.

Drive from Mingun to Popa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bagan.

Things to do in Popa

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:
Highlights from your trip

Bagan

— 10 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: delve into the distant past at Bagan Temples, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananda Temple, head outdoors with Shwe-gyu-gyi, and stop by Jasmine Family Lacquerware Workshop.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, read our Bagan online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Popa to Bagan takes 1.5 hours. On the 30th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 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.