15 days in Myanmar Itinerary

15 days in Myanmar Itinerary

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15 days in Myanmar Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  17​h
1
Yangon (Rangoon)
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Ngapali
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
3
Nyaungshwe
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
4
Popa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Bagan
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Mandalay
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Lisbon

2
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Shwemawdaw Paya in Bago (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Shwedagon Pagoda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, contemplate the waterfront views at Inya Lake, and walk around Kandawgyi Park.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yangon (Rangoon) itinerary builder tool .

Lisbon, Portugal to Yangon (Rangoon) is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Lisbon to Yangon (Rangoon), you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Ngapali.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Parks Historic Sites Spas

Side Trip

Shwemawdaw Paya
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Shwedagon Pagoda ©
Shwedagon Pagoda
Chaukhtatgyi Buddha ©
Chaukhtatgyi Buddha
Spas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Kanthaya Beach, don't miss a visit to Linthar English School, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ngapali Beach, and finally stop by MiMi Souvenir Shop.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Ngapali trip itinerary planner.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nyaungshwe.

Things to do in Ngapali

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ngapali Beach ©
Ngapali Beach
MiMi Souvenir Shop ©
MiMi Souvenir Shop

2
nights
Nyaungshwe

Nyaungshwe ©
On the 15th (Fri), explore the activities along Inle Lake, then don't miss a visit to Shwe Yan Pyay, and then delve into the distant past at Indein Village. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then do a tasting at Red Mountain Estate Vineyards & Winery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Floating Gardens, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nyaungshwe trip planner .

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 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Popa.

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Taunggyi
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Inle Lake ©
Inle Lake
Indein Village ©
Indein Village
Red Mountain Estate Vineyards & Winery ©

1
night
Popa

Popa ©
On the 17th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Mt Popa.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Popa route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Nyaungshwe to Popa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Bagan.

Things to do in Popa

Parks Nature
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Mt Popa ©
Mt Popa

3
nights
Bagan

Bagan ©
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, museums, outdoors, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Bagan Temples, steep yourself in history at Gubyaukgyi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sulamani Guphaya Temple, and make a trip to Yandabo Village Pottery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bagan travel planner.

Drive from Popa to Bagan in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Mandalay.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Bagan Temples ©
Bagan Temples
Balloon Rides
Ananda Temple ©
Ananda Temple

3
nights
Mandalay

Mandalay ©
Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
Take a break from Mandalay with a short trip to Shin Phu Me in Mingun, about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: get great views at Mandalay Hill, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung), and take in the views from U Bein Bridge.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mandalay sightseeing tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Bagan to Mandalay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Shin Phu Me, U Bein Bridge
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Shwenandaw Monastery ©
Shwenandaw Monastery
Mandalay Hill ©
Mandalay Hill

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