27 days in Myanmar Itinerary

27 days in Myanmar Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Mandalay
— 4 nights
2
Bagan
— 4 nights
3
Nyaungshwe
— 4 nights
4
Ngapali
— 1 night
5
Pathein
— 1 night
6
Hpa An
— 3 nights
7
Kawthoung
— 1 day
8
Myeik
— 2 nights
9
Yangon (Rangoon)
— 5 nights

4
nights
Mandalay

Mandalay ©
Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mandalay: Mingun (Sat Taw Yar Pagode & Hsinbyume Pagoda). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Mandalay Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanda Muni Paya, appreciate the history behind Mahamuni Image, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Mandalay driving holiday planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Mandalay is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Mandalay is 6.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bagan.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mingun, U Bein Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Shwenandaw Monastery ©
Shwenandaw Monastery
Mandalay Hill ©
Mandalay Hill
Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book ©

4
nights
Bagan

The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Change things up with a short trip to Mt Popa in Popa (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, steep yourself in history at Gubyaukgyi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwezigon Pagoda, and explore the ancient world of Bagan Temples.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Bagan trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Mandalay to Bagan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nyaungshwe.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Mt Popa
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Bagan Temples ©
Bagan Temples
Ananda Temple ©
Ananda Temple

4
nights
Nyaungshwe

Nyaungshwe ©
Once the capital of the Shan Kingdom, Nyaungshwe is a vibrant tourist hub of Myanmar.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pindaya Caves (in Pindaya), Walking tours (in Kalaw) and Taunggyi (Indein Village, Sagar Village, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Inle Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ywa Thit Monastery, learn about winemaking at Red Mountain Estate Vineyards & Winery, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nyaungshwe journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Bagan to Nyaungshwe takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ngapali.

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Taunggyi, Pindaya Caves, Walking tours
Highlights from your plan
Inle Lake ©
Inle Lake
Indein Village ©
Indein Village
Pindaya Caves ©
Pindaya Caves

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 29th (Sun), make a trip to Linthar English School, then stroll through Ngapali Beach, and then stop by MiMi Souvenir Shop.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ngapali trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Nyaungshwe to Ngapali in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Pathein.

Things to do in Ngapali

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

1
night
Pathein

Pathein ©
Pathein, formerly called Bassein, is the largest city and the capital of the Ayeyarwady Region, Myanmar (Burma). Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): head off the coast to Goyangyi Island.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pathein road trip app.

Traveling by car from Ngapali to Pathein takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Hpa An.

Things to do in Pathein

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Goyangyi Island ©
Goyangyi Island

3
nights
Hpa An

Hpa An ©
Hpa-An is the capital of Kayin State (also known as Karen State), Myanmar (Burma). Explore Hpa An's surroundings by going to Mawlamyine (Kyaikthanlan Pagoda, Mahamuni Paya, &more). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Sadan Cave, appreciate the history behind Shwe Yin Myaw Pagoda, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Zwegabin, and don't miss a visit to Kyauk Ka Lat Pagoda.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hpa An holiday maker app.

You can drive from Pathein to Hpa An in 9.5 hours. In December in Hpa An, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kawthoung.

Things to do in Hpa An

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Mawlamyine
Highlights from your plan
Mount Zwegabin ©
Mount Zwegabin
Yathaypyan Cave ©
Yathaypyan Cave
Santawshin Pagoda ©
Santawshin Pagoda

1
day
Kawthoung

Kawthoung
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Third Mile Temple, take a stroll through Kawthoung port, and then pause for some photo ops at Statue of King Bayinnaung.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kawthoung using our trip planner.

You can drive from Hpa An to Kawthoung in 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Hpa An to Kawthoung. In January, daytime highs in Kawthoung are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Myeik.

Things to do in Kawthoung

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

2
nights
Myeik

Myeik ©
Myeik, formerly Mergui, is a city in Tanintharyi Region in Myanmar (Burma), located in the extreme south of the country on the coast of an island on the Andaman Sea. On the 4th (Sat), make a trip to Thein Daw Gyi Pagoda. On your second day here, head off the coast to Harris Island.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Myeik trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Kawthoung to Myeik in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Myanmar Time (MMT) is minus 0.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Myeik

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Thein Daw Gyi Pagoda ©
Thein Daw Gyi Pagoda

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yangon (Rangoon): Bago (Shwemawdaw Paya & Kyaik Pun Pagoda) and Bogyoke Aung San Market (in Pabedan). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shwedagon Pagoda, get engrossed in the history at National Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and walk around Kandawgyi Park.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yangon (Rangoon) route planning app.

You can fly from Myeik to Yangon (Rangoon) in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Bago, Bogyoke Aung San Market
Highlights from your plan
Shwedagon Pagoda ©
Shwedagon Pagoda
Spas
Botahtaung Pagoda
Botahtaung Pagoda

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