7 days in Myanmar Itinerary

7 days in Myanmar Itinerary

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Yangon (Rangoon)
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Ngapali
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Bagan
— 1 night
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Kalaw
— 1 night
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Mandalay
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Yangon (Rangoon)

— 1 night

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.
On the 9th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, then see the interesting displays at U Thant House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sule Pagoda, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Pomelo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swe Taw Myat Pagoda, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyauk Daw Kyi.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yangon (Rangoon) trip itinerary builder.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Yangon (Rangoon) is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Myanmar Time (MMT) is minus 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ngapali.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

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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.
On the 11th (Tue), stroll through Ngapali Elephants Sanctuary, don't miss a visit to Linthar English School, stop by Ma Yin Yin, then meet some fierce fish with Myanmar Diving Academy, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ngapali Art Gallery.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ngapali online route planner.

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 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Ngapali

Wildlife · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Bagan

— 1 night
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): head outdoors with Shwe-gyu-gyi, make a trip to Yandabo Village Pottery, then get engrossed in the history at Bagan Archaeological Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Bagan Temples.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bagan trip site.

Traveling by flight from Ngapali to Bagan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Kalaw.

Things to do in Bagan

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums
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Kalaw

— 1 night
Established by British civil servants as a summer resort, Kalaw retains much of its colonial feel.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Christ The King Church, don't miss a visit to Thein Taung Pagoda Monastery, then soothe aching muscles at Kalaw Yoga by Sprouting Seeds, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hnee Paya.

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

Traveling by flight from Bagan to Kalaw takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mandalay.

Things to do in Kalaw

Spas · Historic Sites
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Mandalay

— 1 night
Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwe In Bin Monastry, then see the interesting displays at Cultural Museum, Mandalay, then make a trip to Mandalay Palace, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mandalay trip site.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kalaw to Mandalay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums
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Myanmar travel guide

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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.