13 days in Myanmar & Brunei Darussalam Itinerary

13 days in Myanmar & Brunei Darussalam Itinerary

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
— 2 nights
2
Ngapali, Myanmar
— 1 night
3
Nyaungshwe, Myanmar
— 1 night
4
Bagan, Myanmar
— 3 nights
5
Mandalay, Myanmar
— 2 nights
6
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
— 1 night

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

Yangon (Rangoon) ©
Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sule Pagoda, take an in-depth tour of Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shwedagon Pagoda, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaukhtatgyi Buddha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of National Museum, then see the interesting displays at U Thant House, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyauk Daw Kyi.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yangon (Rangoon) attractions planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Yangon (Rangoon) is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll lose 14.5 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Yangon (Rangoon) due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ngapali.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
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Shwedagon Pagoda ©
Shwedagon Pagoda
Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue ©
Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue
U Thant House ©
U Thant House

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Ngapali, Myanmar

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.
On the 22nd (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Ngapali Art Gallery and then stroll through Ngapali Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ngapali trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Yangon (Rangoon) to Ngapali in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Nyaungshwe.

Things to do in Ngapali

Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Ngapali Art Gallery
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Ngapali Beach ©
Ngapali Beach
Ngapali Art Gallery ©
Ngapali Art Gallery

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Nyaungshwe, Myanmar

Nyaungshwe ©
Once the capital of the Shan Kingdom, Nyaungshwe is a vibrant tourist hub of Myanmar.
On the 23rd (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Inle Lake, then view the masterpieces at Gallery 19, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nyaungshwe trip planning app.

You can fly from Ngapali to Nyaungshwe in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Parks · Nature · Museums
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Inle Lake ©
Inle Lake
Spas

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Bagan, Myanmar

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 Temples and Dhammayazika Pagoda. Visit Dhammayan Gyi Temple and Ananda Temple for their historical value. When in Bagan, make a side trip to see Shwe La Yaung Lacquerware Shop in Myin Ka Bar, approximately Myin Ka Bar away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Htilominlo Pahto, don't miss a visit to Thet Kya Muni, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sulamani Guphaya Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bagan trip app.

You can fly from Nyaungshwe to Bagan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mandalay.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Shwe La Yaung Lacquerware Shop
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Sulamani Guphaya Temple ©
Sulamani Guphaya Temple
Dhammayan Gyi Temple ©
Dhammayan Gyi Temple
Htilominlo Pahto ©
Htilominlo Pahto

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Mandalay, Myanmar

Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bagaya Monastery, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then admire the landmark architecture of Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwenandaw Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanda Muni Paya, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maha Myat Muni Pagoda- Mahamuni Buddha Temple.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mandalay online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Bagan to Mandalay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bandar Seri Begawan.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sanda Muni Paya ©
Sanda Muni Paya
Maha Myat Muni Pagoda- Mahamuni Buddha Temple ©

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

Bandar Seri Begawan ©
The capital of the Sultanate of Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan offers a variety of entertainment in a modern Islamic setting.
On the 29th (Sun), examine the collection at Royal Regalia Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque, then get curious at Malay Technology Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Pantai Berakas. On the next day, admire the striking features of Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque and then walk around Tasek Lama Recreational Park.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bandar Seri Begawan day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Mandalay to Bandar Seri Begawan takes 11 hours. The time zone changes from Myanmar Time to Brunei Darussalam Time, which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. In March, daily temperatures in Bandar Seri Begawan can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bandar Seri Begawan

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque ©
Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque
Royal Regalia Museum ©
Royal Regalia Museum
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque ©
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque

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