12 days in Myanmar Itinerary

12 days in Myanmar Itinerary

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12 days in Myanmar Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  25​h
1
Yangon (Rangoon)
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Ngapali
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
3
Nyaungshwe
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
4
Bagan
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Mandalay
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Mexico City

1
day
Yangon (Rangoon)

Yangon (Rangoon) ©
Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): appreciate the history behind Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then pause for some photo ops at Shwedagon Pagoda, and finally stop by Retroretro.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yangon (Rangoon) trip planner .

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Yangon (Rangoon) is an approximately 26-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 11 hours traveling from Playa del Carmen to Yangon (Rangoon) due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Ngapali.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

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Shwedagon Pagoda ©
Shwedagon Pagoda
Chaukhtatgyi Buddha ©
Chaukhtatgyi Buddha

1
night
Ngapali

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): stroll through Ngapali Beach and then don't miss a visit to Linthar English School.

Discover how to plan a Ngapali trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Yangon (Rangoon) to Ngapali takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nyaungshwe.

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Ngapali Beach ©
Ngapali Beach

2
nights
Nyaungshwe

Nyaungshwe ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): make a trip to Maing Thouk Village, then make a trip to Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shwe Yan Pyay, and finally explore the activities along Inle Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, Head underground at Htat Eian Cave Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ywa Thit Monastery.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nyaungshwe trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Ngapali to Nyaungshwe takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bagan.

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Inle Lake ©
Inle Lake
Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung ©
Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung
Shwe Yan Pyay ©
Shwe Yan Pyay

3
nights
Bagan

Bagan ©
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sulamani Guphaya Temple and Htilominlo Pahto. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bagan Temples and Thatbyinnyu Temple. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhammayangyi Temple, delve into the distant past at Shwe Leik Too, and contemplate the long history of Shwesandaw Pagoda.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Bagan journey site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Nyaungshwe to Bagan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mandalay.

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Bagan Temples ©
Bagan Temples
Dhammayan Gyi Temple ©
Dhammayan Gyi Temple
Sulamani Guphaya Temple ©
Sulamani Guphaya Temple

2
nights
Mandalay

Mandalay ©
Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Pahtodawgyi Pagoda, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Maha Myat Muni Pagoda- Mahamuni Buddha Temple, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanda Muni Paya, then admire the landmark architecture of Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bagaya Monastery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mandalay trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Bagan to Mandalay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mandalay

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Sanda Muni Paya ©
Sanda Muni Paya

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