20 days in Guwahati & Myanmar Itinerary

20 days in Guwahati & Myanmar Itinerary

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Guwahati, India
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kin Pun, Myanmar
— 1 day
Drive
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
— 5 nights
Fly
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Ngapali, Myanmar
— 1 night
Fly
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Nyaungshwe, Myanmar
— 2 nights
Fly to Mandalay, Taxi to Mandalay
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Mandalay, Myanmar
— 3 nights
Taxi to Mandalay, Fly to Popa
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Popa, Myanmar
— 1 night
Drive
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Bagan, Myanmar
— 4 nights
Drive to Imphal, Fly to Guwahati

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Guwahati, India

— 2 nights

Gateway to Northeast India

A place to engage with the culture of the northeast, Guwahati represents the largest city in the region, and acts as a stepping stone for wider explorations.
Take a break from the city and head to Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and Deepor Beel Birds Sanctuary. Popular historic sites such as Kamakhya Temple and Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Assam Rajyik State Museum, look and learn at Guwahati Planetarium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ugratara Temple, and look for gifts at Sohum Shoppe.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Guwahati trip itinerary builder app.

In March, daily temperatures in Guwahati can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Kin Pun.

Things to do in Guwahati

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Kin Pun, Myanmar

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyaiktiyo Pagoda.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kin Pun online journey maker.

Drive from Guwahati to Kin Pun in 35 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Guwahati to Kin Pun, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Kin Pun

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

— 5 nights

Garden City of the East

Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Shwedagon Pagoda and Botahtaung Pagoda. Chaukhtatgyi Buddha and Taukkyan War Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Bogyoke Aung San Market in Pabedan (about 40 minutes away). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Museum, examine the collection at U Thant House, take in the exciting artwork at Nawaday Art Gallery, and browse the exhibits of Gallery 65.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yangon (Rangoon) travel route planning website.

Drive from Kin Pun to Yangon (Rangoon) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can fly to Ngapali.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Ngapali, Myanmar

— 1 night
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 10th (Sun), look for gifts at MiMi Souvenir Shop, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ngapali Beach, then view the masterpieces at Ngapali Art Gallery, and finally make a trip to Linthar English School.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ngapali day trip site.

Getting from Yangon (Rangoon) to Ngapali by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to fly to Nyaungshwe.

Things to do in Ngapali

Shopping · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Nyaungshwe, Myanmar

— 2 nights
Once the capital of the Shan Kingdom, Nyaungshwe is a vibrant tourist hub of Myanmar.
On the 11th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ywa Thit Monastery, do a tasting at Red Mountain Estate Vineyards & Winery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Inle Lake, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Gallery 19. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Htat Eian Cave Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung, and then delve into the distant past at Indein Village.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nyaungshwe trip builder tool.

Getting from Ngapali to Nyaungshwe by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Mandalay.

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Mandalay, Myanmar

— 3 nights
Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pahtodawgyi and Mahamuni Image. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shwenandaw Monastery and Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book. Step out of Mandalay with an excursion to Sat Taw Yar Pagode in Mingun--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bagaya Monastery, look for gifts at King Galon Gold Leaf Workshop, and get great views at Mandalay Hill.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Mandalay vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Nyaungshwe to Mandalay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Popa.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Popa, Myanmar

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Popa.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Popa travel planner.

Getting from Mandalay to Popa by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bagan.

Things to do in Popa

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Bagan, Myanmar

— 4 nights
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bagan Temples and Dhammayan Gyi Temple. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ananda Temple and Sulamani Guphaya Temple. The adventure continues: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, get some fabulous bargains at MBoutik, steep yourself in history at Shwesandaw Pagoda, and stop by Jasmine Family Lacquerware Workshop.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bagan online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Popa to Bagan in 1.5 hours. You will leave for home on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours · Outdoors

Myanmar travel guide

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Monuments · Sacred & Religious Sites · Ruins
Golden Land
Closed to Western travelers for most of the 20th century, Myanmar draws an increasing number of visitors with its gilded pagodas and elaborately decorated temples. Visitors looking for sun and sand opt to vacation on Myanmar's many isolated beaches, ideal for escaping the modern world and kicking back with a drink and a book. In the cities, savvy shoppers easily find bargains on high-quality textiles, antiques, traditional tapestries, and precious stones. A well-rounded Myanmar itinerary also includes a few leisurely activities, like drinking tea at a cozy teahouse, enjoying a hearty meal at a family-run eatery, and pausing to contemplate at a centuries-old Buddhist shrine.