31 days in Myanmar Itinerary

31 days in Myanmar Itinerary

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Mandalay
— 4 nights
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Monywa
— 2 nights
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Nyaungshwe
— 4 nights
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Bagan
— 7 nights
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Pakokku
— 1 night
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Mrauk U
— 3 nights
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Hpa An
— 2 nights
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Yangon (Rangoon)
— 5 nights

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Mandalay

Mandalay ©
Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
Get some historical perspective at Bagaya Monastery and Sanda Muni Paya. Step off the beaten path and head to Maha Aung Mye Bon Zan Monastery and Maha Myat Muni Pagoda- Mahamuni Buddha Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mandalay: Sagaing (Soon U Ponya Shin Paya & Sagaing Hill), Inn Wa (in Amarapura) and Hsinbyume Pagoda (in Mingun). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwe In Bin Monastry, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by Soe Moe Myanmar Handicrafts, and admire the landmark architecture of Pahtodawgyi Pagoda.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mandalay trip builder site.

Lisbon, Portugal to Mandalay is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Mandalay is 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Monywa.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Shwe In Bin Monastry ©
Shwe In Bin Monastry
Sanda Muni Paya ©
Sanda Muni Paya
Maha Myat Muni Pagoda- Mahamuni Buddha Temple ©

2
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Monywa

Monywa ©
Venture into the vibrant agricultural streets of Monywa, a city nestled on the banks of the Chindwin River in Northern Myanmar.
On the 7th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Laykyun Sekkya Buddha and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanboddhay Paya. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of A Myint Village and then Head underground at Phowintaung.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Monywa day trip website.

Traveling by train from Mandalay to Monywa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Monywa are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nyaungshwe.

Things to do in Monywa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Thanboddhay Paya ©
Thanboddhay Paya
Laykyun Sekkya Buddha ©
Laykyun Sekkya Buddha
Phowintaung ©
Phowintaung

4
nights
Nyaungshwe

Once the capital of the Shan Kingdom, Nyaungshwe is a vibrant tourist hub of Myanmar.
Get some cultural insight at Hpaung Daw U Pagoda and Nyaung Shwe Cultural Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Balloon Rides and Spas. Get out of town with these interesting Nyaungshwe side-trips: Kalaw (Shwe Oo Min Pagoda & Climbing Tours) and Taunggyi (Shan State Cultural Museum, Kakku Pagodas, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Maing Thouk Village.

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

Traveling by flight from Monywa to Nyaungshwe takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

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Balloon Rides
Hpaung Daw U Pagoda ©
Hpaung Daw U Pagoda
Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery ©
Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery

7
nights
Bagan

Bagan ©
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dhammayan Gyi Temple and Sulamani Guphaya Temple. Visit Thatbyinnyu Temple and Htilominlo Pahto for their historical value. Step out of Bagan with an excursion to Shwe La Yaung Lacquerware Shop in Myin Ka Bar--about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gawdawpalin Temple, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, head outdoors with Shwe-gyu-gyi, and make a trip to Bulethi.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bagan road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Nyaungshwe to Bagan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Pakokku.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

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Sulamani Guphaya Temple ©
Sulamani Guphaya Temple
Dhammayan Gyi Temple ©
Dhammayan Gyi Temple
Htilominlo Pahto ©
Htilominlo Pahto

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Pakokku

Pakokku ©
Pakokku is a city in the Magway Region in Myanmar, also known as Burma. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shwe Ku Pagoda and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ayeyarwady River.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pakokku driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bagan to Pakokku. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mrauk U.

Things to do in Pakokku

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Ayeyarwady River ©
Ayeyarwady River
Shwe Ku Pagoda ©
Shwe Ku Pagoda

3
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Mrauk U

Mrauk U ©
Mrauk U is an archaeologically important town in northern Rakhine State, Myanmar. Mrauk-U and Zina Man Aung Pagoda will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Koe Thaung Temple and Sakya Man Aung Pagoda. There's more to do: pause for some photo ops at Lawka Man Aung Pagoda and make a trip to Shwe Taung Pagoda.

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Getting from Pakokku to Mrauk U by car takes about 11 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hpa An.

Things to do in Mrauk U

Historic Sites
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Koe Thaung Temple ©
Koe Thaung Temple
Mrauk-U ©
Mrauk-U
Zina Man Aung Pagoda ©
Zina Man Aung Pagoda

2
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Hpa An

Hpa An ©
Hpa-An is the capital of Kayin State (also known as Karen State), Myanmar (Burma). Discover out-of-the-way places like Sadan Cave and Mount Zwegabin. Change things up with a short trip to Win Sein Taw Ya - Reclining Buddha in Mawlamyine (about 1h 45 min away). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Kawgun Cave, don't miss a visit to Kyauk Ka Lat Pagoda, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lumbini Gardens.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hpa An tour planner.

You can drive from Mrauk U to Hpa An in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. In January in Hpa An, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Hpa An

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Mount Zwegabin ©
Mount Zwegabin
Win Sein Taw Ya - Reclining Buddha ©
Win Sein Taw Ya - Reclining Buddha
Bat Cave ©
Bat Cave

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Yangon (Rangoon)

Yangon (Rangoon) ©

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Immaculate Conception Cathedral and Shwethalyaung Buddha. Get a sense of the local culture at Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda and Kambazathadi Golden Palace. Go for a jaunt from Yangon (Rangoon) to Bago to see Shwemawdaw Paya about 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Swe Taw Myat Pagoda, don't miss a visit to Maha Wizaya Pagoda, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yangon (Rangoon) sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Hpa An to Yangon (Rangoon) in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Side Trip

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Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda ©
Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda
Swe Taw Myat Pagoda ©
Swe Taw Myat Pagoda
Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue ©
Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue

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