38 days in Myanmar Itinerary

38 days in Myanmar Itinerary

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38 days in Myanmar Itinerary

Start: Yangon (Rangoon)
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
1
Taunggyi
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
2
Bagan
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Mandalay
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Mingun
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Hpa An
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Kin Pun
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Bago
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Yangon (Rangoon)
— 10 nights
End: Yangon (Rangoon)

2
nights
Taunggyi

Taunggyi ©
A major trading city in the mountains, Taunggyi offers good access to the plains and hills of the state.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taunggyi: Nyaungshwe (Spas, Maing Thouk Village, & more). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Indein Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, stop by Tun Kyai Sin, Gold & silver smith, and make a trip to Kakku Pagodas.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Taunggyi road trip planner .

Yangon (Rangoon) to Taunggyi is an approximately 1.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Taunggyi

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nyaungshwe
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Inle Lake ©
Inle Lake
Indein Village ©
Indein Village

7
nights
Bagan

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 40 min away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Bagan Temples, contemplate the long history of Shwesandaw Pagoda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thatbyinnyu Temple, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bagan trip maker .

Getting from Taunggyi to Bagan by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo).

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mt Popa, Ayeyarwady River
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Bagan Temples ©
Bagan Temples
Ananda Temple ©
Ananda Temple
Mt Popa ©
Mt Popa

3
nights
Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)

Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) ©
Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) was established by the British as a military outpost, but soon became the summer capital of British Burma, and a popular retreat for the colonial administration on account of its relatively cool and refreshing climate.
Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) is known for nature, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Anglican Church, take in the dramatic scenery at Anisakan Falls, and relax in the rural setting at FAME Organic Pharming Project.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) route planner.

You can drive from Bagan to Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mandalay.

Things to do in Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)

Parks Nature Wildlife
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National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens ©
Spas
Peik Chin Myaung Cave ©
Peik Chin Myaung Cave

7
nights
Mandalay

Mandalay ©
Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
Explore Mandalay's surroundings by going to Amarapura (Inn Wa & Nanmyin Watch Tower). The adventure continues: get great views at Mandalay Hill, admire the striking features of Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Bagaya Monastery.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mandalay trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) to Mandalay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Mingun.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Amarapura
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Shwenandaw Monastery ©
Shwenandaw Monastery
Mandalay Hill ©
Mandalay Hill

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.
On the 14th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Pahtodawgyi Pagoda, make a trip to Mingun Bell, and then admire the landmark architecture of Hsinbyume Pagoda. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Ayeyarwaddy River, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sat Taw Yar Pagode, then don't miss a visit to Lions of Stone, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shin Phu Me.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mingun online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Mandalay to Mingun takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Hpa An.

Things to do in Mingun

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Pahtodawgyi Pagoda ©
Pahtodawgyi Pagoda
Hsinbyume Pagoda ©
Hsinbyume Pagoda
Mingun Bell ©
Mingun Bell

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). There's much more to do: Head underground at Yathaypyan Cave, hike along Mount Zwegabin, pause for some photo ops at Shwe Yin Myaw Pagoda, and don't miss a visit to Kyauk Ka Lat Pagoda.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hpa An online journey planner .

Fly from Mingun to Hpa An in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kin Pun.

Things to do in Hpa An

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mawlamyine
Highlights from your plan
Kawgun Cave ©
Kawgun Cave
Kyaikthanlan Pagoda ©
Kyaikthanlan Pagoda
Yathaypyan Cave ©
Yathaypyan Cave

1
night
Kin Pun

Kin Pun ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyaiktiyo Pagoda.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kin Pun road trip planning tool .

Drive from Hpa An to Kin Pun in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Bago.

Things to do in Kin Pun

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kyaiktiyo Pagoda ©
Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

2
nights
Bago

Bago ©
Once a bustling city in southern Myanmar, the market town of Bago mostly draws visitors on day trips from Yangon, coming to see the relics and historic monuments from its heyday.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Mahazedi Pagoda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shwethalyaung Buddha, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mya Tha Lyaung Reclining Buddha, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shwe Gulay Pagoda, then step into the grandiose world of Kambazathadi Golden Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyaly Khat Wai Monastery. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hintha Gon Paya, make a trip to Snake Pagoda, then make a trip to Shwemawdaw Paya, then identify plant and animal life at Winga Baw Elephant Camp, and finally pause for some photo ops at Kyaik Pun Pagoda.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bago online route planner .

Traveling by car from Kin Pun to Bago takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Bago

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Shwethalyaung Buddha ©
Shwethalyaung Buddha
Shwemawdaw Paya ©
Shwemawdaw Paya
Kyaik Pun Pagoda ©
Kyaik Pun Pagoda

10
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've now added Min Mahar Lawka Travel & Tour to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Shwedagon Pagoda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, explore the activities along Inya Lake, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Getting from Bago to Yangon (Rangoon) by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Min Mahar Lawka Travel & Tour ©
Min Mahar Lawka Travel & Tour
Shwedagon Pagoda ©
Shwedagon Pagoda
Spas

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