29 days in Myanmar Itinerary

29 days in Myanmar Itinerary

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29 days in Myanmar Itinerary

Start: Sacramento
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Yangon (Rangoon)
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Ngapali
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 45​min
3
Nyaungshwe
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  1​h 45​min
4
Mandalay
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Hsipaw
— 1 night
Bus + Taxi:  2​h 15​min
6
Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Bagan
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Popa
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
9
Kin Pun
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  27​h
End: Sacramento

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Yangon (Rangoon): Bogyoke Aung San Market (in Pabedan) and Shwemawdaw Paya (in Bago). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwedagon Pagoda, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yangon (Rangoon) day trip website .

Sacramento, USA to Yangon (Rangoon) is an approximately 24-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Sacramento to Yangon (Rangoon). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Ngapali.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shwemawdaw Paya, Bogyoke Aung San Market
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Shwedagon Pagoda ©
Shwedagon Pagoda
Spas
Kandawgyi Park ©
Kandawgyi Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): look for gifts at MiMi Souvenir Shop, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ngapali Beach, then don't miss a visit to Linthar English School, and finally stroll through Kanthaya Beach.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ngapali trip planning app .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nyaungshwe.

Things to do in Ngapali

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

3
nights
Nyaungshwe

Nyaungshwe ©
Get out of town with these interesting Nyaungshwe side-trips: Walking tours (in Kalaw) and Taunggyi (Indein Village, Floating Gardens, & more).

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nyaungshwe trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Ngapali to Nyaungshwe in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mandalay.

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Taunggyi, Walking tours, Yadana Man Aung Pagoda
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Inle Lake ©
Inle Lake
Indein Village ©
Indein Village
Walking tours

5
nights
Mandalay

Mandalay ©
Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
Step out of Mandalay with an excursion to Hsinbyume Pagoda in Mingun--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwenandaw Monastery, pause for some photo ops at Mahamuni Image, take in the views from U Bein Bridge, and contemplate the long history of Mandalay Palace.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mandalay journey maker app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Nyaungshwe to Mandalay in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Hsipaw.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

U Bein Bridge, Hsinbyume Pagoda
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Shwenandaw Monastery ©
Shwenandaw Monastery
Mandalay Hill ©
Mandalay Hill

1
night
Hsipaw

Hsipaw ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): look for gifts at Mr Book and then hike along Mr. Bike Hsipaw Trekking.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hsipaw itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Mandalay to Hsipaw in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo).

Things to do in Hsipaw

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Mr. Bike Hsipaw Trekking ©
Mr. Bike Hsipaw Trekking
Mr Book ©
Mr Book

2
nights
Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)

Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) ©
Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) was established by the British as a military outpost, but soon became the summer capital of British Burma, and a popular retreat for the colonial administration on account of its relatively cool and refreshing climate.
On the 20th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Anisakan Falls, then admire the striking features of All Saints Anglican Church, then admire the natural beauty at National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at HTOO Orange Farm and then explore the fascinating underground world of Peik Chin Myaung Cave.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Hsipaw to Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bagan.

Things to do in Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)

Parks Nature Wildlife
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National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens ©
Spas
Anisakan Falls ©
Anisakan Falls

6
nights
Bagan

Bagan ©
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Spend the 26th (Fri) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Bagan Temples, contemplate the long history of Htilominlo Pahto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thatbyinnyu Temple, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bagan travel route app .

Traveling by car from Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) to Bagan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Popa.

Things to do in Bagan

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

1
night
Popa

Popa ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Mt Popa.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Popa road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bagan to Popa takes 1.5 hours. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kin Pun.

Things to do in Popa

Parks Nature
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Mt Popa ©
Mt Popa

2
nights
Kin Pun

Kin Pun ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyaiktiyo Pagoda.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kin Pun trip website .

You can drive from Popa to Kin Pun in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 30th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Kin Pun

Historic Sites
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Kyaiktiyo Pagoda ©
Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

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