15 days in Myanmar Itinerary

15 days in Myanmar Itinerary

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15 days in Myanmar Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Mandalay
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
Bagan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Popa
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Nyaungshwe
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Ngapali
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
6
Yangon (Rangoon)
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
Mandalay

Mandalay ©
Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
Mandalay is known for historic sites, nightlife, shopping, wildlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Shwenandaw Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pahtodawgyi Pagoda, don't miss a visit to Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book, and take some stellar pictures from Mandalay Hill.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mandalay road trip planning website .

London, UK to Mandalay is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Mandalay is 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

U Bein Bridge
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Shwenandaw Monastery ©
Shwenandaw Monastery
Mandalay Hill ©
Mandalay Hill

3
nights
Bagan

The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Bagan is known for historic sites, shopping, museums, classes, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, steep yourself in history at Bagan Temples, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thatbyinnyu Temple.

For maps and more tourist information, use the Bagan day trip site .

Getting from Mandalay to Bagan by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Popa.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Balloon Rides
Bagan Temples ©
Bagan Temples
Ananda Temple ©
Ananda Temple

1
night
Popa

Popa ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Popa.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Popa road trip app .

Traveling by car from Bagan to Popa takes 1.5 hours. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nyaungshwe.

Things to do in Popa

Nature Parks
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Mt Popa ©
Mt Popa

3
nights
Nyaungshwe

Nyaungshwe ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Walking tours (in Kalaw) and Taunggyi (Indein Village, Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, & more).

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nyaungshwe tour builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Popa to Nyaungshwe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ngapali.

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Taunggyi, Walking tours
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Inle Lake ©
Inle Lake
Indein Village ©
Indein Village

1
night
Ngapali

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): stop by MiMi Souvenir Shop, stroll through Ngapali Beach, then make a trip to Linthar English School, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kanthaya Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ngapali trip planning site .

Getting from Nyaungshwe to Ngapali by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Ngapali

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Ngapali Beach ©
Ngapali Beach
MiMi Souvenir Shop ©
MiMi Souvenir Shop

3
nights
Yangon (Rangoon)

Yangon (Rangoon) ©
Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
On the 30th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Inya Lake, pause for some photo ops at Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, then pause for some photo ops at Shwedagon Pagoda, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, take an in-depth tour of Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue, take in the spiritual surroundings of Botahtaung Pagoda, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Bogyoke Aung San Market, then walk around Kandawgyi Park, and finally stop by Retroretro.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yangon (Rangoon) online itinerary builder .

You can fly from Ngapali to Yangon (Rangoon) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Bogyoke Aung San Market
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Shwedagon Pagoda ©
Shwedagon Pagoda
Kandawgyi Park ©
Kandawgyi Park
Bogyoke Aung San Market ©
Bogyoke Aung San Market

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