16 days in Myanmar Itinerary

16 days in Myanmar Itinerary

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Mandalay
— 2 nights
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Hsipaw
— 1 night
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Monywa
— 1 night
4
Bagan
— 3 nights
5
Kalaw
— 2 nights
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Nyaungshwe
— 1 night
7
Ngapali
— 1 night
8
Yangon (Rangoon)
— 3 nights

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Mandalay

Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Pahtodawgyi Pagoda. Take a break from the city and head to U Min Thonze Caves and Anisakan Falls. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Mandalay Hill, don't miss a visit to Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book, and admire the striking features of Shwenandaw Monastery.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mandalay trip itinerary planning site.

Brussels, Belgium to Mandalay is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Myanmar Time (MMT), which is usually a 5.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hsipaw.

Things to do in Mandalay

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Anisakan Falls, U Min Thonze Caves
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Anisakan Falls ©
Anisakan Falls
Mandalay Hill ©
Mandalay Hill

1
night
Hsipaw

Hsipaw ©
On the 26th (Thu), look for gifts at Mr Book and then hike along Mr. Bike Hsipaw Trekking.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hsipaw planner.

Traveling by car from Mandalay to Hsipaw takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Monywa.

Things to do in Hsipaw

Trails · Parks · Outdoors
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Mr. Bike Hsipaw Trekking ©
Mr. Bike Hsipaw Trekking
Mr Book ©
Mr Book

1
night
Monywa

Monywa ©
Venture into the vibrant agricultural streets of Monywa, a city nestled on the banks of the Chindwin River in Northern Myanmar.
On the 27th (Fri), don't miss a visit to A Myint Village and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Phowintaung.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Monywa online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hsipaw to Monywa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Monywa sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bagan.

Things to do in Monywa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Phowintaung ©
Phowintaung

3
nights
Bagan

The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shwe-gyu-gyi and Thatbyinnyu Temple. There's lots more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, steep yourself in history at Bagan Temples, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhammayan Gyi Temple, and look for gifts at Pomelo For Myanmar.

Start your trip to Bagan by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Monywa to Bagan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kalaw.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
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Balloon Rides
Shwe-gyu-gyi ©
Shwe-gyu-gyi
Bagan Temples ©
Bagan Temples

2
nights
Kalaw

Established by British civil servants as a summer resort, Kalaw retains much of its colonial feel.
On the 31st (Tue), get outside with Outdoor Activities, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then make a trip to Shwe Oo Min Pagoda. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thein Taung Pagoda Monastery, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hnee Paya.

To find ratings and other tourist information, read our Kalaw trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bagan to Kalaw takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nyaungshwe.

Things to do in Kalaw

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Walking tours
Shwe Oo Min Pagoda ©
Shwe Oo Min Pagoda

1
night
Nyaungshwe

Nyaungshwe ©
Once the capital of the Shan Kingdom, Nyaungshwe is a vibrant tourist hub of Myanmar.
On the 2nd (Thu), make a trip to Yadana Man Aung Pagoda, then explore the activities along Inle Lake, then soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and finally make a trip to Maing Thouk Village.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nyaungshwe trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kalaw to Nyaungshwe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Ngapali.

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Yadana Man Aung Pagoda
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Inle Lake ©
Inle Lake
Balloon Rides
Maing Thouk Village ©
Maing Thouk Village

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 3rd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Linthar English School, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ngapali Beach, and then head outdoors with Ngapali Water Sport Center.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ngapali trip itinerary app.

Fly from Nyaungshwe to Ngapali in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Ngapali

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Ngapali Beach ©
Ngapali Beach
Ngapali Water Sport Center ©
Ngapali Water Sport Center

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): make a trip to Shwemawdaw Paya and then appreciate the history behind Shwedagon Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then pause for some photo ops at Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Bogyoke Aung San Market.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yangon (Rangoon) visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Ngapali to Yangon (Rangoon) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Shwemawdaw Paya, Bogyoke Aung San Market
Highlights from your plan
Shwedagon Pagoda ©
Shwedagon Pagoda
Photography Tours
Shwemawdaw Paya ©
Shwemawdaw Paya

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