19 days in Myanmar Itinerary

19 days in Myanmar Itinerary

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19 days in Myanmar Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Mandalay
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
Bagan
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
3
Kalaw
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Nyaungshwe
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Ngapali
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
6
Yangon (Rangoon)
— 3 nights
7
Kin Pun
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Bago
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Barcelona

3
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 National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens in Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)--about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Mandalay Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jade Pagoda Mandalay, pause for some photo ops at Mahamuni Image, and don't miss a visit to Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mandalay vacation maker site .

Barcelona, Spain to Mandalay is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Myanmar Time is 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

U Bein Bridge, National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens
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Shwenandaw Monastery ©
Shwenandaw Monastery
Mandalay Hill ©
Mandalay Hill

4
nights
Bagan

Bagan ©
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Change things up with a short trip to Mt Popa in Popa (about 1h 40 min away). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Bagan Temples, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananda Temple, contemplate the long history of Gubyaukgyi Temple, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bagan trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Mandalay to Bagan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Kalaw.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mt Popa
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Bagan Temples ©
Bagan Temples
Balloon Rides
Ananda Temple ©
Ananda Temple

1
night
Kalaw

Established by British civil servants as a summer resort, Kalaw retains much of its colonial feel.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Shwe Oo Min Pagoda, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then admire the striking features of Kalaw Railway Station, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thein Taung Pagoda Monastery.

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Getting from Bagan to Kalaw by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Nyaungshwe.

Things to do in Kalaw

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Walking tours
Shwe Oo Min Pagoda ©
Shwe Oo Min Pagoda
Thein Taung Pagoda Monastery ©
Thein Taung Pagoda Monastery

2
nights
Nyaungshwe

Nyaungshwe ©
On the 6th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Indein Village, explore the activities along Inle Lake, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Htat Eian Cave Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then learn about winemaking at Red Mountain Estate Vineyards & Winery, and finally admire the natural beauty at Floating Gardens.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nyaungshwe driving holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Kalaw to Nyaungshwe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ngapali.

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Taunggyi
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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.
On the 8th (Fri), stop by MiMi Souvenir Shop, kick back and relax at Ngapali Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanthaya Beach, and finally make a trip to Linthar English School.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ngapali trip tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Nyaungshwe to Ngapali in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Ngapali

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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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.
Yangon (Rangoon) is known for historic sites, shopping, spas, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shwedagon Pagoda, contemplate the waterfront views at Inya Lake, browse the eclectic array of goods at Bogyoke Aung San Market, and appreciate the history behind Chaukhtatgyi Buddha.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Yangon (Rangoon) trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Ngapali to Yangon (Rangoon) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kin Pun.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Shwedagon Pagoda ©
Shwedagon Pagoda
Chaukhtatgyi Buddha ©
Chaukhtatgyi Buddha
Spas

1
night
Kin Pun

Kin Pun ©
On the 12th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyaiktiyo Pagoda.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kin Pun day trip app .

You can drive from Yangon (Rangoon) to Kin Pun in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bago.

Things to do in Kin Pun

Historic Sites
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Kyaiktiyo Pagoda ©
Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

2
nights
Bago

Bago ©
Once a bustling city in southern Myanmar, the market town of Bago mostly draws visitors on day trips from Yangon, coming to see the relics and historic monuments from its heyday.
On the 13th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Kyaik Pun Pagoda, pause for some photo ops at Shwethalyaung Buddha, step into the grandiose world of Kambazathadi Golden Palace, don't miss a visit to Shwemawdaw Paya, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyaly Khat Wai Monastery, and finally don't miss a visit to Mahazedi Pagoda.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bago trip maker tool .

You can drive from Kin Pun to Bago in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bago

Historic Sites
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Shwethalyaung Buddha ©
Shwethalyaung Buddha
Shwemawdaw Paya ©
Shwemawdaw Paya
Kyaik Pun Pagoda ©
Kyaik Pun Pagoda

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