15 days in Myanmar Itinerary

15 days in Myanmar Itinerary

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15 days in Myanmar Itinerary

Zurich
Fly:  21​h 15​min
Yangon (Rangoon)
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
Ngapali
— 1 night
Drive + Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
Nyaung Shwe
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly + Drive:  2​h 15​min
Bagan
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly + Drive:  2​h 15​min
Mandalay
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h 15​min
Zurich

5
days
Yangon (Rangoon)

Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
Yangon (Rangoon) is known for sightseeing, historic sites, shopping, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Shwedagon Pagoda, stroll through Kandawgyi Park, look for gifts at Pomelo for Myanmar, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Botahtaung Pagoda.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yangon (Rangoon) trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Yangon (Rangoon) is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Zurich to Yangon (Rangoon) due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in January, expect Yangon (Rangoon) to be warmer, temps between 38°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ngapali.

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Shwedagon Pagoda
Chaukhtatgyi Buddha
Kandawgyi Park

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ngapali Beach.

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Do a combination of flight and car from Yangon (Rangoon) to Ngapali in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nyaung Shwe.

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Ngapali Beach

1
day
Nyaung Shwe

The small town of Nyaung Shwe acts as a base when seeing the nearby lake and wetlands, and its collection of guesthouses and hotels, and international restaurants and cafes has marked it out as a backpacker hub.
On the 10th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery, do a tasting at Red Mountain Estate Vineyards & Winery, and then explore the activities along Inle Lake.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nyaung Shwe travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Ngapali to Nyaung Shwe takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bagan.

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Inle Lake
Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery

4
days
Bagan

The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Take a break from Bagan with a short trip to Mount Popa National Park in Popa, about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwezigon Paya, contemplate the long history of Shwesandaw Pagoda, and make a trip to Lemyethna Temple.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Bagan vacation trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Nyaung Shwe to Bagan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Bagan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Mandalay.

Things to do in Bagan

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Mount Popa National Park
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Bagan Temples
Balloon Rides
Ananda Temple

2
days
Mandalay

Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung), then take some stellar pictures from Mandalay Hill, and then look for gifts at King Galon Gold Leaf Workshop. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at U Bein Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahamuni Pagoda, take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Inwa, then don't miss a visit to Mandalay Palace, and finally admire the striking features of Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book.

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You can do a combination of car and flight from Bagan to Mandalay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. In January, daily temperatures in Mandalay can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mandalay

Sightseeing Historic Sites Shopping

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U Bein Bridge
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Mandalay Hill

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