15 days in Bangkok & Myanmar Itinerary

15 days in Bangkok & Myanmar Itinerary

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15 days in Bangkok & Myanmar Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Fly:  15​h
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  2​h
2
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kin Pun, Myanmar
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
4
Ngapali, Myanmar
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
5
Nyaungshwe, Myanmar
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
6
Bagan, Myanmar
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Mandalay, Myanmar
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Zurich, Switzerland

2
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), explore the galleries of Jim Thompson House, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Bangkok is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Zurich to Bangkok. Traveling from Zurich in October, things will get much hotter in Bangkok: highs are around 38°C and lows about 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

2
nights
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

Yangon (Rangoon) ©
Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
On the 22nd (Tue), stop by Retroretro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Botahtaung Pagoda, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Yangon Zoo, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, then pause for some photo ops at Shwedagon Pagoda, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Bogyoke Aung San Market, and finally stroll through Kandawgyi Park.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yangon (Rangoon) online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Bangkok to Yangon (Rangoon) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Kin Pun.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Kandawgyi Park ©
Kandawgyi Park
Shwedagon Pagoda ©
Shwedagon Pagoda
Botahtaung Pagoda ©
Botahtaung Pagoda

1
night
Kin Pun, Myanmar

Kin Pun ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyaiktiyo Pagoda.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kin Pun road trip planning app .

Getting from Yangon (Rangoon) to Kin Pun by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ngapali.

Things to do in Kin Pun

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kyaiktiyo Pagoda ©
Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

1
day
Ngapali, Myanmar

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): make a trip to Linthar English School, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanthaya Beach, then kick back and relax at Ngapali Beach, and finally stop by MiMi Souvenir Shop.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ngapali day trip app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kin Pun to Ngapali in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nyaungshwe.

Things to do in Ngapali

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ngapali Beach ©
Ngapali Beach
MiMi Souvenir Shop ©
MiMi Souvenir Shop

2
nights
Nyaungshwe, Myanmar

Nyaungshwe ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Floating Gardens, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then explore the ancient world of Indein Village. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ywa Thit Monastery, don't miss a visit to Maing Thouk Village, 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.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nyaungshwe route maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Ngapali to Nyaungshwe in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Taunggyi
Highlights from your plan
Floating Gardens ©
Floating Gardens
Indein Village ©
Indein Village
Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung ©
Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung

3
nights
Bagan, Myanmar

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 Shwesandaw Pagoda and Sulamani Guphaya Temple. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Bagan Temples, contemplate the long history of Htilominlo Pahto, don't miss a visit to Ananda Ok Kyaung, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Thatbyinnyu Temple.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bagan trip planner .

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mandalay.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bagan Temples ©
Bagan Temples
Ananda Temple ©
Ananda Temple
Shwesandaw Pagoda ©
Shwesandaw Pagoda

2
nights
Mandalay, Myanmar

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 31st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Joseph's Church (Mandalay), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahamuni Pagoda, then admire the landmark architecture of Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book, and finally admire the striking features of Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung).

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mandalay trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Bagan to Mandalay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shwenandaw Monastery ©
Shwenandaw Monastery
Mahamuni Image ©
Mahamuni Image

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