15 days in Myanmar Itinerary

15 days in Myanmar Itinerary

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15 days in Myanmar Itinerary

Reykjavik
Fly:  30​h
Amarapura
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly + Drive:  2​h 15​min
Bagan
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly + Drive:  2​h 15​min
Nyaung Shwe
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
Ngapali
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
Yangon (Rangoon)
— Few hours
Fly:  29​h
Reykjavik

2
days
Amarapura

The township of Amarapura reigned as the capital of Myanmar during the 19th century, until King Mindon decided to move many of its religious and royal buildings to nearby Mandalay.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): stop by King Galon Gold Leaf Workshop, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanda Muni Paya, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maha Aung Mye Bon Zan Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bagaya Monastery, and finally wander the streets of Innwa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahagandayon Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwe In Bin Monastry, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Maha Myat Muni Pagoda- Mahamuni Buddha Temple.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Amarapura itinerary builder.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Amarapura is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Myanmar Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Reykjavik in November, expect Amarapura to be warmer, temps between 36°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Amarapura

Sightseeing Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mandalay
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Bagaya Monastery
Sanda Muni Paya
Maha Aung Mye Bon Zan Monastery

5
days
Bagan

The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bagan Archaeological Museum and Htilominlo Pahto. Shop till you drop at Nyaung U Market and Bagan House Lacquerware Shop. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhammayangyi Temple, stop by Golden Cuckoo Lacquerware, contemplate the long history of Gubyaukgyi Temple, and get some fabulous bargains at MBoutik.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bagan vacation trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Amarapura to Bagan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. November in Bagan sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nyaung Shwe.

Things to do in Bagan

Shopping Sightseeing Historic Sites
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Nyaung U Market
Dhammayangyi Temple
Thatbyinnyu Temple

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Floating Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hpaung Daw U Pagoda, and finally do a tasting at Red Mountain Estate Vineyards & Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Gallery 19, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shwe Yan Pyay, then make a trip to Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery, and finally enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nyaung Shwe travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Bagan to Nyaung Shwe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Ngapali.

Things to do in Nyaung Shwe

Sightseeing Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Taunggyi
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Shwe Yan Pyay
Hpaung Daw U Pagoda
Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery

2
days
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 12th (Sun): kick back and relax at Ngapali Beach, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then look for gifts at Ma Yin Yin. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ngapali trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of car and flight from Nyaung Shwe to Ngapali in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Ngapali

Tours Wildlife Areas Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ngapali Beach

1
day
Yangon (Rangoon)

Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Yangoods, hunt for treasures at Bogyoke Aung San Market, then take an in-depth tour of Bogyoke Aung San Museum, then stop by Pomelo for Myanmar, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yangon (Rangoon) travel itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Ngapali to Yangon (Rangoon) in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In November, daily temperatures in Yangon (Rangoon) can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Shopping Sightseeing Historic Sites
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Pomelo for Myanmar
Saint Mary's Cathedral
Bogyoke Aung San Museum

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