39 days in Myanmar Itinerary

39 days in Myanmar Itinerary

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39 days in Myanmar Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Yangon (Rangoon)
— 9 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Ngapali
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 45​min
3
Nyaungshwe
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kalaw
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  2​h 15​min
5
Popa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Bagan
— 8 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  2​h 30​min
7
Mingun
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Hsipaw
— 1 night
Bus + Taxi:  2​h 15​min
9
Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Mandalay
— 7 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Colombo

9
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yangon (Rangoon): Bogyoke Aung San Market (in Pabedan) and Bago (Shwethalyaung Buddha, Shwemawdaw Paya, &more). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Shwedagon Pagoda, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, stroll the grounds of Taukkyan War Cemetery, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yangon (Rangoon) day trip planning site .

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Yangon (Rangoon) is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Colombo to Yangon (Rangoon). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ngapali.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Bago, Bogyoke Aung San Market
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Shwedagon Pagoda ©
Shwedagon Pagoda
Sule Pagoda ©
Sule Pagoda
Chaukhtatgyi Buddha ©
Chaukhtatgyi Buddha

2
nights
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 16th (Mon): stop by 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. On the next day, get outside with Ngapali Water Sport Center, then browse the exhibits of Ngapali Art Gallery, and then don't miss a visit to Shwe Nandaw Pagoda Hill.

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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 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nyaungshwe.

Things to do in Ngapali

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Thandwe
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Ngapali Beach ©
Ngapali Beach
MiMi Souvenir Shop ©
MiMi Souvenir Shop
Ngapali Art Gallery ©
Ngapali Art Gallery

3
nights
Nyaungshwe

Nyaungshwe ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nyaungshwe: Taunggyi (Indein Village, Floating Gardens, &more).

For traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nyaungshwe visit 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kalaw.

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Taunggyi
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Inle Lake ©
Inle Lake
Indein Village ©
Indein Village
Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung ©
Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung

2
nights
Kalaw

Established by British civil servants as a summer resort, Kalaw retains much of its colonial feel.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights, get in touch with nature with Hiking & Camping Tours, and then admire the landmark architecture of Kalaw Railway Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hnee Paya, then make a trip to Shwe Oo Min Pagoda, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally make a trip to Thein Taung Pagoda Monastery.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kalaw online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Nyaungshwe to Kalaw takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Popa.

Things to do in Kalaw

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Climbing Tours
Walking tours
Shwe Oo Min Pagoda ©
Shwe Oo Min Pagoda

1
night
Popa

Popa ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mt Popa.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Popa trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kalaw to Popa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Bagan.

Things to do in Popa

Parks Nature
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Mt Popa ©
Mt Popa

8
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 29th (Sun) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Bagan Temples, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manuha Temple, get outside with Shwe-gyu-gyi, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read Bagan tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Popa to Bagan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mingun.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Ayeyarwady River
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Bagan Temples ©
Bagan Temples
Balloon Rides
Ananda Temple ©
Ananda Temple

2
nights
Mingun

Mingun ©
The riverside town of Mingun has a set of impressive historical structures that highlight the immense power and egocentricity of the old kings who once ruled the country.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Lions of Stone, then admire the landmark architecture of Hsinbyume Pagoda, and then make a trip to Sat Taw Yar Pagode. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shin Phu Me, admire the landmark architecture of Pahtodawgyi Pagoda, then don't miss a visit to Mingun Bell, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Ayeyarwaddy River.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mingun trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Bagan to Mingun in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Hsipaw.

Things to do in Mingun

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Pahtodawgyi Pagoda ©
Pahtodawgyi Pagoda
Hsinbyume Pagoda ©
Hsinbyume Pagoda
Mingun Bell ©
Mingun Bell

1
night
Hsipaw

Hsipaw ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): look for gifts at Mr Book and then hike along Mr. Bike Hsipaw Trekking.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hsipaw route builder.

Getting from Mingun to Hsipaw by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo).

Things to do in Hsipaw

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

3
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.
Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) is known for nature, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens, admire the sheer force of Anisakan Falls, explore the fascinating underground world of Peik Chin Myaung Cave, and experience rural life at HTOO Orange Farm.

To find traveler tips, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Hsipaw to Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mandalay.

Things to do in Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)

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

7
nights
Mandalay

Mandalay ©
Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
Explore Mandalay's surroundings by going to Sagaing (Sagaing Hill, Soon U Ponya Shin Paya, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shwenandaw Monastery, steep yourself in history at Mandalay Palace, take in the views from U Bein Bridge, and get great views at Mandalay Hill.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mandalay trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) to Mandalay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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