13 days in Myanmar & Brunei Darussalam Itinerary

13 days in Myanmar & Brunei Darussalam Itinerary

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13 days in Myanmar & Brunei Darussalam Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  22​h
1
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Ngapali, Myanmar
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 45​min
3
Nyaungshwe, Myanmar
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 30​min
4
Bagan, Myanmar
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Mandalay, Myanmar
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
6
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles, United States

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sule Pagoda, explore the galleries of Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue, then appreciate the history behind Shwedagon Pagoda, and finally appreciate the history behind Chaukhtatgyi Buddha. Keep things going the next day: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of National Museum, then examine the collection at U Thant House, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyauk Daw Kyi.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yangon (Rangoon) driving holiday site .

Los Angeles, USA to Yangon (Rangoon) is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Yangon (Rangoon). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Ngapali.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Shwedagon Pagoda ©
Shwedagon Pagoda
Immaculate Conception Cathedral ©
Immaculate Conception Cathedral
Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue ©
Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue

1
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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), view the masterpieces at Ngapali Art Gallery, then stroll through Ngapali Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanthaya Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ngapali trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Yangon (Rangoon) to Ngapali takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Nyaungshwe.

Things to do in Ngapali

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
Nyaungshwe, Myanmar

Nyaungshwe ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the activities along Inle Lake, browse the exhibits of Gallery 19, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nyaungshwe holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Ngapali to Nyaungshwe takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Nature Parks Shopping
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Inle Lake ©
Inle Lake
Spas

3
nights
Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan ©
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Get some historical perspective at Bagan Temples and Htilominlo Pahto. Dhammayan Gyi Temple and Sulamani Guphaya Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhammayazika Pagoda, browse for treasures at Shwe La Yaung Lacquerware Shop, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and steep yourself in history at Thet Kya Muni.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bagan trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Nyaungshwe to Bagan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mandalay.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Sulamani Guphaya Temple ©
Sulamani Guphaya Temple
Dhammayan Gyi Temple ©
Dhammayan Gyi Temple
Htilominlo Pahto ©
Htilominlo Pahto

2
nights
Mandalay, Myanmar

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 27th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bagaya Monastery, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then admire the striking features of Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Shwenandaw Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanda Muni Paya, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Maha Myat Muni Pagoda- Mahamuni Buddha Temple.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mandalay day trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Bagan to Mandalay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bandar Seri Begawan.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sanda Muni Paya ©
Sanda Muni Paya

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): examine the collection at Royal Regalia Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque, then engage your brain at Malay Technology Museum, and finally stroll through Pantai Berakas. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque and then stroll around Tasek Lama Recreational Park.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bandar Seri Begawan tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Mandalay to Bandar Seri Begawan in 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from Myanmar Time to Brunei Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. March in Bandar Seri Begawan sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bandar Seri Begawan

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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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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