27 days in Myanmar Itinerary

27 days in Myanmar Itinerary

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

5
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: National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens (in Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)) and Hsinbyume Pagoda (in Mingun). There's still lots to do: get great views at Mandalay Hill, snap pictures at U Bein Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahamuni Image, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mandalay road trip app.

Lisbon, Portugal to Mandalay is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Myanmar Time (MMT) is 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bagan.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

U Bein Bridge, National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens, Hsinbyume Pagoda
Highlights from your plan
Shwenandaw Monastery ©
Shwenandaw Monastery
Mandalay Hill ©
Mandalay Hill
Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book ©

6
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 to go to Popa and see Mt Popa, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thatbyinnyu Temple, contemplate the long history of Htilominlo Pahto, and delve into the distant past at Bagan Temples.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bagan day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Mandalay to Bagan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Nyaungshwe.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nyaungshwe: Taunggyi (Indein Village, Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, &more), Pindaya Caves (in Pindaya) and Walking tours (in Kalaw). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Inle Lake, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Htat Eian Cave Temple, and do a tasting at Red Mountain Estate Vineyards & Winery.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nyaungshwe trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Bagan to Nyaungshwe takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Ngapali.

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): make a trip to Linthar English School, kick back and relax at Ngapali Beach, and then stop by MiMi Souvenir Shop.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Ngapali trip site.

Traveling by flight from Nyaungshwe to Ngapali takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pathein.

Things to do in Ngapali

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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 2nd (Thu): head off the coast to Goyangyi Island.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Pathein journey tool.

Getting from Ngapali to Pathein by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hpa An.

Things to do in Pathein

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

2
nights
Hpa An

Hpa An ©
Hpa-An is the capital of Kayin State (also known as Karen State), Myanmar (Burma). Change things up with these side-trips from Hpa An: Mawlamyine (Mahamuni Paya, Kyaikthanlan Pagoda, &more). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Sadan Cave, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Zwegabin, don't miss a visit to Kyauk Ka Lat Pagoda, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwe Yin Myaw Pagoda.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Hpa An itinerary planner.

Drive from Pathein to Hpa An in 9.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Hpa An

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Mawlamyine
Highlights from your plan
Mount Zwegabin ©
Mount Zwegabin
Santawshin Pagoda ©
Santawshin Pagoda
Kyauk Ka Lat Pagoda ©
Kyauk Ka Lat 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): Bogyoke Aung San Market (in Pabedan) and Shwemawdaw Paya (in Bago). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Shwedagon Pagoda, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, walk around Kandawgyi Park, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yangon (Rangoon) trip maker app.

You can drive from Hpa An to Yangon (Rangoon) in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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

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