28 days in Myanmar Itinerary

28 days in Myanmar Itinerary

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28 days in Myanmar Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  18​h
1
Mandalay
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Mingun
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
4
Bagan
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Popa
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Nyaungshwe
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
7
Ngapali
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
8
Yangon (Rangoon)
— 6 nights
9
Kin Pun
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Zurich

4
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: take some stellar pictures from Mandalay Hill, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pahtodawgyi, and admire the striking features of Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung).

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mandalay road trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Mandalay is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Myanmar Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo).

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

U Bein Bridge
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Mandalay Hill ©
Mandalay Hill

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the natural beauty at National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maha Ant Htoo Kan Thar Pagoda, then make a trip to Mingun Bell, and finally admire the striking features of All Saints Anglican Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Anisakan Falls and then identify plant and animal life at Peik Chin Myaung Cave.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) holiday planner.

Drive from Mandalay to Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mingun.

Things to do in Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Mingun Bell
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National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens ©
Spas
Mingun Bell ©
Mingun Bell

1
night
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 12th (Tue): admire the striking features of Hsinbyume Pagoda and then delve into the distant past at Pahtodawgyi Pagoda.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mingun day trip planning app .

You can drive from Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) to Mingun in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Mingun

Historic Sites
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Pahtodawgyi Pagoda ©
Pahtodawgyi Pagoda
Hsinbyume Pagoda ©
Hsinbyume Pagoda

5
nights
Bagan

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, outdoors, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Bagan Temples, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manuha Temple, steep yourself in history at Htilominlo Pahto, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

Start your trip to Bagan by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Mingun to Bagan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Popa.

Things to do in Bagan

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

1
night
Popa

Popa ©
On the 18th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Popa.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Popa journey website .

Traveling by car from Bagan to Popa takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nyaungshwe.

Things to do in Popa

Nature Parks
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Mt Popa ©
Mt Popa

4
nights
Nyaungshwe

Nyaungshwe ©
When in Nyaungshwe, make a side trip to see Pindaya Caves in Pindaya, approximately 1h 40 min away.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Nyaungshwe road trip app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Popa to Nyaungshwe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ngapali.

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pindaya Caves, Yadana Man Aung Pagoda
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Inle Lake ©
Inle Lake
Pindaya Caves ©
Pindaya Caves

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 23rd (Sat): look for gifts at MiMi Souvenir Shop, kick back and relax at Ngapali Beach, then stroll through Kanthaya Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Linthar English School.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ngapali online tour itinerary planner .

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

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yangon (Rangoon): Bago (Shwemawdaw Paya & Kyaik Pun Pagoda). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Shwedagon Pagoda, explore the activities along Inya Lake, stroll the grounds of Taukkyan War Cemetery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Botahtaung Pagoda.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yangon (Rangoon) trip planner .

You can fly from Ngapali to Yangon (Rangoon) in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kin Pun.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Kin Pun

Kin Pun ©
On the 30th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyaiktiyo Pagoda.

To find reviews and more tourist information, use the Kin Pun itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yangon (Rangoon) to Kin Pun in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kin Pun

Historic Sites
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Kyaiktiyo Pagoda ©
Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

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