27 days in Myanmar Itinerary

27 days in Myanmar Itinerary

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27 days in Myanmar Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  21​h
1
Mandalay
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
Bagan
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Nyaungshwe
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Ngapali
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Pathein
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
6
Hpa An
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  9​h 30​min
7
Kawthoung
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 30​min
8
Myeik
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
9
Yangon (Rangoon)
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Lisbon

4
nights
Mandalay

Mandalay ©
Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
Get out of town with these interesting Mandalay side-trips: Mingun (Sat Taw Yar Pagode & Hsinbyume Pagoda). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung), contemplate the long history of Mandalay Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bagaya Monastery, and make a trip to Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Mandalay road trip planning tool .

Lisbon, Portugal to Mandalay is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Lisbon to Mandalay due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Mingun, U Bein Bridge
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Mandalay Hill ©
Mandalay Hill

4
nights
Bagan

The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Step out of Bagan with an excursion to Mt Popa in Popa--about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananda Temple, steep yourself in history at Gubyaukgyi Temple, and make a trip to Yandabo Village Pottery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bagan trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Mandalay to Bagan by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. 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
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Balloon Rides
Bagan Temples ©
Bagan Temples
Ananda Temple ©
Ananda Temple

4
nights
Nyaungshwe

Nyaungshwe ©
Get out of town with these interesting Nyaungshwe side-trips: Pindaya Caves (in Pindaya), Walking tours (in Kalaw) and Taunggyi (Indein Village, Sagar Village, & more).

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nyaungshwe holiday website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Bagan to Nyaungshwe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up 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
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Inle Lake ©
Inle Lake
Pindaya Caves ©
Pindaya Caves
Indein Village ©
Indein 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): stroll through Kanthaya Beach, make a trip to Linthar English School, then stroll through Ngapali Beach, and finally stop by MiMi Souvenir Shop.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ngapali trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Nyaungshwe to Ngapali in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pathein.

Things to do in Ngapali

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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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). On the 30th (Mon), head off the coast to Goyangyi Island.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Pathein trip builder site .

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 enough time to travel to Hpa An.

Things to do in Pathein

Parks Nature

3
nights
Hpa An

Hpa An ©
Hpa-An is the capital of Kayin State (also known as Karen State), Myanmar (Burma). Venture out of the city with trips to Mawlamyine (Kyaikthanlan Pagoda, Mahamuni Paya, & more). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Sadan Cave, pause for some photo ops at Shwe Yin Myaw Pagoda, make a trip to Kyauk Ka Lat Pagoda, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Zwegabin.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hpa An road trip planning site .

Getting from Pathein to Hpa An by car takes about 9 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Hpa An can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kawthoung.

Things to do in Hpa An

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Mawlamyine
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Mount Zwegabin ©
Mount Zwegabin
Kyaikthanlan Pagoda ©
Kyaikthanlan Pagoda
Kyauk Ka Lat Pagoda ©
Kyauk Ka Lat Pagoda

1
day
Kawthoung

Kawthoung
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Third Mile Temple, wander the streets of Kawthoung port, then appreciate the history behind Statue of King Bayinnaung, and finally head off the coast to ZedetkyiKyun Island.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kawthoung trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hpa An to Kawthoung in 9.5 hours. Another option is to drive. January in Kawthoung sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. 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 Parks

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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): make a trip to Thein Daw Gyi Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): head off the coast to Harris Island.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Myeik online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Kawthoung to Myeik in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yangon (Rangoon): Bago (Shwemawdaw Paya & Kyaik Pun Pagoda). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwedagon Pagoda, stroll the grounds of Taukkyan War Cemetery, appreciate the history behind Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yangon (Rangoon) trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Myeik to Yangon (Rangoon) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Bago
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Shwedagon Pagoda ©
Shwedagon Pagoda
Chaukhtatgyi Buddha ©
Chaukhtatgyi Buddha
Bogyoke Aung San Market ©
Bogyoke Aung San Market

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