29 days in Myanmar Itinerary

29 days in Myanmar Itinerary

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Bagan
— 5 nights
2
Popa
— 1 night
3
Mingun
— 2 nights
4
Mandalay
— 5 nights
5
Kalaw
— 2 nights
6
Nyaungshwe
— 4 nights
7
Ngapali
— 2 nights
8
Kin Pun
— 1 night
9
Yangon (Rangoon)
— 6 nights

5
nights
Bagan

Bagan ©
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Bagan is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Bagan Temples, steep yourself in history at Shwesandaw Pagoda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananda Temple, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bagan trip itinerary planning website.

Chennai, India to Bagan is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Myanmar Time (MMT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Popa.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Bagan Temples ©
Bagan Temples
Ananda Temple ©
Ananda Temple
Shwesandaw Pagoda ©
Shwesandaw Pagoda

1
night
Popa

Popa ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Mt Popa.

Plan my day in Popa using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Bagan to Popa takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Mingun.

Things to do in Popa

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mt Popa ©
Mt Popa

2
nights
Mingun

Mingun ©
The riverside town of Mingun has a set of impressive historical structures that highlight the immense power and egocentricity of the old kings who once ruled the country.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shin Phu Me, admire the landmark architecture of Hsinbyume Pagoda, and then pause for some photo ops at Lions of Stone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Mingun Pahtodawgyi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pahtodawgyi Pagoda, don't miss a visit to Mingun Bell, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sat Taw Yar Pagode, and finally explore the activities along Ayeyarwaddy River.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mingun trip planner.

You can drive from Popa to Mingun in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mandalay.

Things to do in Mingun

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pahtodawgyi Pagoda ©
Pahtodawgyi Pagoda
Hsinbyume Pagoda ©
Hsinbyume Pagoda
Mingun Bell ©
Mingun Bell

5
nights
Mandalay

Mandalay ©
Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
Change things up with a short trip to U Min Thonze Caves in Sagaing (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Mandalay Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahamuni Image, admire the landmark architecture of Shwenandaw Monastery, and don't miss a visit to Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book.

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Traveling by car from Mingun to Mandalay takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kalaw.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Kalaw

Established by British civil servants as a summer resort, Kalaw retains much of its colonial feel.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ The King Church, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thein Taung Pagoda Monastery. On the next day, make a trip to Shwe Oo Min Pagoda, then browse the fresh offerings at Kalaw Myoma Market, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Unlock Kalaw.

Make your Kalaw itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Mandalay to Kalaw by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nyaungshwe.

Things to do in Kalaw

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Unlock Kalaw ©
Unlock Kalaw
Climbing Tours

4
nights
Nyaungshwe

Nyaungshwe ©
Once the capital of the Shan Kingdom, Nyaungshwe is a vibrant tourist hub of Myanmar.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nyaungshwe: Pindaya Caves (in Pindaya) and Taunggyi (Floating Gardens, Khit Sunn Yin Lotus, Silk and Cotton Hand Weaving Centre, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Inle Lake, stop by Ei Ei Silver Shop, do a tasting at Red Mountain Estate Vineyards & Winery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nyaungshwe tour itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Kalaw to Nyaungshwe in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Ngapali.

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Taunggyi, Pindaya Caves
Highlights from your plan
Inle Lake ©
Inle Lake
Indein Village ©
Indein Village
Red Mountain Estate Vineyards & Winery ©
Red Mountain Estate Vineyards & Winery

2
nights
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 9th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ngapali Elephants Sanctuary, then don't miss a visit to Linthar English School, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ngapali Beach, and finally stop by MiMi Souvenir Shop.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ngapali day trip site.

Fly from Nyaungshwe to Ngapali in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will leave for Kin Pun on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Ngapali

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

1
night
Kin Pun

Kin Pun ©
On the 11th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyaiktiyo Pagoda.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kin Pun online vacation builder.

Drive from Ngapali to Kin Pun in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Kin Pun

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kyaiktiyo Pagoda ©
Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

6
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 (Shwethalyaung Buddha, Shwemawdaw Paya, &more) and Bogyoke Aung San Market (in Pabedan). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Shwedagon Pagoda, look for gifts at Yoyamay, explore the activities along Inya Lake, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaukhtatgyi Buddha.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Yangon (Rangoon) tour planner.

Getting from Kin Pun to Yangon (Rangoon) by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Bago, Bogyoke Aung San Market
Highlights from your plan
Shwedagon Pagoda ©
Shwedagon Pagoda
Sule Pagoda ©
Sule Pagoda
Chaukhtatgyi Buddha ©
Chaukhtatgyi Buddha

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