43 days in Myanmar Itinerary

43 days in Myanmar Itinerary

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Yangon (Rangoon)
— 4 nights
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Ngwe Saung
— 2 nights
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Ngapali
— 3 nights
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Bagan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mandalay
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hsipaw
— 2 nights
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Nyaungshwe
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kalaw
— 2 nights
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Naypyidaw
— 10 nights
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Kin Pun
— 2 nights
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Hpa An
— 2 nights
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Yangon (Rangoon)
— 3 nights
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Swe Taw Myat Pagoda and Yangon Chinatown. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda and Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue. Change things up with a short trip to Bogyoke Aung San Market in Pabedan (about 40 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwedagon Pagoda, see the interesting displays at U Thant House, appreciate the history behind Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, and stop by Pomelo.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yangon (Rangoon) online trip maker.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Yangon (Rangoon) is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5.5 hours traveling from Christchurch to Yangon (Rangoon) due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ngwe Saung.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

2
nights
Ngwe Saung

Step off the beaten path and head to Ngwe Saung and Ngwe Saung Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Goyangyi Island and Bird Island.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ngwe Saung online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Yangon (Rangoon) to Ngwe Saung by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ngapali.

Things to do in Ngwe Saung

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

3
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Yogaon by Jac and Myanmar Diving Academy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shwe Nandaw Pagoda Hill and Ngapali Art Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ngapali Beach, look for gifts at Ma Yin Yin, don't miss a visit to Linthar English School, and get outside with Ngapali Water Sport Center.

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

Drive from Ngwe Saung to Ngapali in 6 hours. April in Ngapali sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Ngapali

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

3
nights
Bagan

The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dhammayan Gyi Temple and Lawkananda Pagoda. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dhammayazika Pagoda and Lemyethna Temple. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Bagan Temples, don't miss a visit to Yandabo Village Pottery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manuha Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Salay House.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bagan tour website.

Traveling by flight from Ngapali to Bagan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mandalay.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites · Outdoors

4
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Mandalay

Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
Get some cultural insight at Maha Myat Muni Pagoda- Mahamuni Buddha Temple and Maha Aung Mye Bon Zan Monastery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shwe In Bin Monastry and Pahtodawgyi Pagoda. Get out of town with these interesting Mandalay side-trips: Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) (All Saints Anglican Church, Spas, &more) and Irrawaddy Bridge (in Sagaing). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanda Muni Paya, admire the striking features of Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda, make a trip to Mandalay Palace, and pause for some photo ops at Mahamuni Image.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mandalay road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Bagan to Mandalay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Hsipaw.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

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Hsipaw

Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): look for gifts at Mr Book and then trek along Mr. Bike Hsipaw Trekking.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hsipaw online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mandalay to Hsipaw takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Nyaungshwe.

Things to do in Hsipaw

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Shopping

3
nights
Nyaungshwe

Once the capital of the Shan Kingdom, Nyaungshwe is a vibrant tourist hub of Myanmar.
Get outdoors at Inle Lake and Balloon Rides. Do some cultural sightseeing at Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung and Htat Eian Cave Temple. When in Nyaungshwe, make a side trip to see Indein Village in Taunggyi, approximately Taunggyi away. There's lots more to do: awaken your taste buds at guide naywin Inle, don't miss a visit to Maing Thouk Village, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and do a tasting at Red Mountain Estate Vineyards & Winery.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nyaungshwe online visit planner.

You can drive from Hsipaw to Nyaungshwe in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kalaw.

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

2
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Kalaw

Established by British civil servants as a summer resort, Kalaw retains much of its colonial feel.
On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Christ The King Church, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then make a trip to Thein Taung Pagoda Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hnee Paya, and finally surround yourself with nature on Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp- Day Tours.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kalaw trip site.

Drive from Nyaungshwe to Kalaw in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Naypyidaw.

Things to do in Kalaw

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Naypyidaw

Naypyidaw, officially spelled Nay Pyi Taw is the capital city of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). Do some cultural sightseeing at Saint Michael Catholic Church and The National Musuem. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Uppatasanti Pagoda and The Gem Museum. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at The Teak Spa & Restaurants, don't miss a visit to 20 Lane Highway, brush up on your military savvy at Defense Services Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Nay Pyi Taw Zoological Gardens.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Naypyidaw trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Kalaw to Naypyidaw in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Naypyidaw are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 34°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Kin Pun.

Things to do in Naypyidaw

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Spas

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Kin Pun

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyaiktiyo Pagoda. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyaik Paw Law.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kin Pun online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Naypyidaw to Kin Pun by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Hpa An.

Things to do in Kin Pun

Historic Sites

Side Trip

2
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Hpa An

Hpa-An is the capital of Kayin State (also known as Karen State), Myanmar (Burma). Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Taung Wine Mountain and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Zwegabin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Lumbini Gardens and then pause for some photo ops at Shwe Yin Myaw Pagoda.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hpa An trip website.

Traveling by car from Kin Pun to Hpa An takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daytime highs in Hpa An are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Hpa An

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip

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Yangon (Rangoon)

Garden City of the East

Your inner history buff will appreciate Immaculate Conception Cathedral and Kaba Aye Paya. Explore hidden gems such as Yangon Yoga House and Kalasa Art Space. Explore Yangon (Rangoon) further: trek along Green Season Travel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyaik Khauk Pagoda, look for gifts at Yangoods, and don't miss a visit to Sein Yaung Chi Pagoda.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yangon (Rangoon) trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Hpa An to Yangon (Rangoon) by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Myanmar travel guide

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Monuments · Sacred & Religious Sites · Ruins
Golden Land
Closed to Western travelers for most of the 20th century, Myanmar draws an increasing number of visitors with its gilded pagodas and elaborately decorated temples. Visitors looking for sun and sand opt to vacation on Myanmar's many isolated beaches, ideal for escaping the modern world and kicking back with a drink and a book. In the cities, savvy shoppers easily find bargains on high-quality textiles, antiques, traditional tapestries, and precious stones. A well-rounded Myanmar itinerary also includes a few leisurely activities, like drinking tea at a cozy teahouse, enjoying a hearty meal at a family-run eatery, and pausing to contemplate at a centuries-old Buddhist shrine.