13 days in Myanmar Itinerary

13 days in Myanmar Itinerary

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13 days in Myanmar Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  28​h
1
Mandalay
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
2
Nyaungshwe
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
3
Bagan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Naypyidaw
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Ngapali
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
6
Yangon (Rangoon)
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Montreal

1
night
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 15th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maha Myat Muni Pagoda- Mahamuni Buddha Temple, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jade Pagoda Mandalay, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bagaya Monastery. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Mandalay Palace, 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 Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung).

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Mandalay trip planning app .

Montreal, Canada to Mandalay is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Myanmar Time, which is usually a 11 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nyaungshwe.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Sanda Muni Paya ©
Sanda Muni Paya
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Nyaungshwe

Nyaungshwe ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the galleries of Gallery 19, then explore the activities along Inle Lake, then do a tasting at Red Mountain Estate Vineyards & Winery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ywa Thit Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Htat Eian Cave Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shwe Yan Pyay, then make a trip to Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery, and finally soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nyaungshwe online route planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Mandalay to Nyaungshwe in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Nature Parks Tours
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Inle Lake ©
Inle Lake
Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung ©
Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung

2
nights
Bagan

Bagan ©
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sulamani Guphaya Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhammayangyi Temple, then contemplate the long history of Shwesandaw Pagoda, and finally explore the ancient world of Bagan Temples. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Htilominlo Pahto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thatbyinnyu Temple, and then revel in the low prices at Shwe La Yaung Lacquerware Shop.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bagan route builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Nyaungshwe to Bagan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Naypyidaw.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Sulamani Guphaya Temple ©
Sulamani Guphaya Temple
Dhammayan Gyi Temple ©
Dhammayan Gyi Temple
Htilominlo Pahto ©
Htilominlo Pahto

1
night
Naypyidaw

Naypyidaw ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get engrossed in the history at The National Musuem, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thatta Thattaha Maha Bawdi Pagoda, then brush up on your military savvy at Defense Services Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Uppatasanti Pagoda.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Naypyidaw online journey builder .

Getting from Bagan to Naypyidaw by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Ngapali.

Things to do in Naypyidaw

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Uppatasanti Pagoda ©
Uppatasanti Pagoda

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.
On the 22nd (Wed), make a trip to Linthar English School, take in the exciting artwork at Ngapali Art Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ngapali Beach, and finally look for gifts at MiMi Souvenir Shop.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ngapali tour planner.

Fly from Naypyidaw to Ngapali in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Ngapali

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Ngapali Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Ngapali Beach ©
Ngapali Beach
Ngapali Art Gallery ©
Ngapali Art Gallery
MiMi Souvenir Shop ©
MiMi Souvenir Shop

3
nights
Yangon (Rangoon)

Yangon (Rangoon) ©
Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
On the 23rd (Thu), look for gifts at Retroretro, pause for some photo ops at Shwedagon Pagoda, take an in-depth tour of National Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue, and finally pause for some photo ops at Chaukhtatgyi Buddha. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at U Thant House, then view the masterpieces at Trish Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Botahtaung Pagoda, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary's Cathedral.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yangon (Rangoon) trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Ngapali to Yangon (Rangoon) by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. You'll set off for home on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Shwedagon Pagoda ©
Shwedagon Pagoda
Immaculate Conception Cathedral ©
Immaculate Conception Cathedral
Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue ©
Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue

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