Myanmar 6 day itinerary

Myanmar 6 day itinerary

Myanmar has so much to tempt its visitors from rugged mountains to unspoiled beaches, from lush forests to timeless pagodas. To put everything into a Myanmar 6-day itinerary is not easy but this article will inspire you with the best. We also reveals expert tips and update information about Myanmar 6 days tour in 2024 - 2025 

6 days is a good time frame for a Trip to Myanmar?

Spending 6 days in Myanmar is pretty short but it does not mean you may not be able to experience the country`s landscapes and culture. However, if you want to get something extra like an Ocean cruise, river cruise, or multi-day mountain trek, it is not easy. 
To maximize your Myanmar 6-day itinerary, it is recommended to take flights for internal travel or focus on 2-3 Myanmar Travel destinations only. 

What to see in Myanmar for 6 days? Update 2024

From north to south, Myanmar has a wide range of tourist and cultural attractions. For 6 days trip in Myanmar, we recommend you the following destinations:

Bagan where the temples dominate

Bagan is a mesmerizing archaeological site and a testament to Myanmar's rich history. Dotted with thousands of ancient temples, pagodas, and stupas, the Bagan Archaeological Zone is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The best way to experience Bagan is by taking a hot air balloon ride at sunrise, providing a breathtaking panoramic view of the sprawling temple complex. Some of the most notable religious attractions in Bagan are Ananda Temple, Shwezigon Pagoda, and Thatbyinnyu Temple.
See more: Best things to do in Bagan

The Melting Pot of Culture: Yangon City

As the largest city and former capital of Myanmar, Yangon serves as the country's main gateway. The city is renowned for its colonial architecture, bustling markets, and the iconic Shwedagon Pagoda.
Yangon is a very colorful rendezvous where different regional cultures meet. You can find here the signature of the Shan State with the famous Shan noodle, the Chinese influences in the Chinatown, and Indian flavors in Yangon downtown. 

Picturesque Lake of Inle 

When it comes to the ideas of what you should not miss for your Myanmar 6-day Itinerary, Inle Lake comes first. This post-card-perfect destination boasts unique floating gardens, stilted villages, and fascinating lake cultures that you may not find elsewhere in Asia. Among the best things to do in Inle Lake, photographing the Inthar fisherman, chatting with a monk in Phang Daw oo pagodas, do marketing hopping are highlights. 

The vibrant city of Mandalay

Mandalay, the last royal capital of Myanmar, is a city steeped in history and culture. The Mandalay Palace, surrounded by a large moat, is a symbol of the city's royal past. Mandalay Hill offers panoramic views of the city, especially during sunset. The U Bein Bridge, the world's longest teak bridge, is a popular spot to enjoy serene sunsets over Lake Taungthaman.
Recommended reading: Mandalay travel attractions

The Sun-kissed Ngapali Beach 

Even though Ngapali is rated as one of the best Myanmar Beaches, it remains unspoiled. It is not the place where you can enjoy loud, party bars but the sheer indulgement of sea, sand and sun. 
If you have only 6 days, you can spend 2 days in Ngapali to immerse in its gentle waves, and untouched historic sites and experience the mouth-watering Myanmar foods. 

Photogenic Hpa An

Hpa An, the capital of Kayin State, is surrounded by stunning karst landscapes and limestone hills. The region is dotted with numerous caves and temples, making it a unique destination for adventurers. Mount Zwegabin, with its panoramic views, and the Saddan Cave, with its river passage, are popular attractions. Hpa An offers a quieter, off-the-beaten-path experience compared to some of Myanmar's more frequented destinations.

Kalaw - a beautiful trekking hub

Kalaw, a former British hill station, serves as the starting point for the popular trek to Inle Lake. The trek takes hikers through picturesque landscapes, lush green hills, and traditional villages inhabited by diverse ethnic groups. This trekking experience provides an opportunity to interact with local communities and witness the rural way of life in the Shan State.

Golden Rock

A Gravity-Defying Marvel Perched precariously on the edge of a cliff, the Golden Rock is one of Myanmar's most revered pilgrimage sites. The Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, adorned with gold leaf, is said to balance on the hair of the Buddha. Pilgrims and tourists alike make the journey to witness this gravity-defying marvel and to soak in the spiritual atmosphere surrounding the site.

Pyin Oo Lwin: The City of Flowers

If your travel plan is to explore north Myanmar for 6 days then Pyin Oo Lwin is worth it.  It has a cooler climate making it a refreshing retreat from the heat of the plains.
While the center has plenty of British Colonial Heritages, its surroundings are full of waterfalls, flower plantations, picturesque hills, and local friendly villages. 

Myanmar 6-day itinerary for culture enthusiasts

Combining the culture hotspots of Yangon, Bagan, and Inle Lake is probably the best way to know Myanmar in 6 days. The contrasts of lake, pagodas and bustling city make it even more enjoyable for your first-time visit to Myanmar
Day 01: Arrive in Yangon
Day 02: Yangon to Bagan with morning flight. Visit the key Bagan attractions.
Day 03: See Bagan`s museums and travel further out of the tourist radar. Fly to Inle Lake
Day 04: Navigate the waterways of Inle. 
Day 05: Travel to Indein, seeing its rotating market. Fly back to Yangon.
Day 06: Enjoy the Yangon orientation tour. Departure.

Myanmar 6 days tour with beach

We suggest you 2 options with 2 different routes for this itinerary :
Enter Yangon - departure Yangon
Day 01: Arrive in Yangon. See Shwedagon Pagoda
Day 02: Fly to Bagan. Wander through the temple plain of Bagan on the bike, horse-drawn cart, and boat.
Day 03: Bagan`s treasure on a guided tour. Fly to Ngapali Beach
Day 04: Relax by the sandy beaches of Ngapali.
Day 05: Ngapali - Yangon in the morning. Visit Yangon.
Day 06: Yangon day tour to Bago or Yangon food and culture exploration - our exclusive selection! Departure. 

Enter by Mandalay - departure Yangon
Day 01: Arrive in Mandalay. Explore Mingun and Royal Palace.
Day 02: Mandalay to Pyin Oo Lwin. Optional: coffee tour and Goteik Viaduct train ride. 
Day 03: Mandalay - Ngapali Beach
Day 04: Ngapali Beach - Yangon.
Day 05: Yangon City Tour.
Day 06: Yangon departure.

Active Myanmar Adventure for 6 days

This Myanmar Tour focuses only on the northern destinations which allow you to sample the true local hospitality and face to the off-beaten track areas.
Day 01: Yangon/ Mandalay Arrival. Enjoy your first day to get acquainted with the city`s life. 
Day 02: Fly to Shan State. Visit Kalaw Elephant Camp. 
Day 03: Trekking from Kalaw to Inle Lake.
Day 04: Arrive in Inle. Taking a boat tour to Indein stupas. 
Day 05: Inle Lake to Sagar floating site. Fly to Yangon
Day 07: Yangon city tour and departure. 

Myanmar 6-day tour 

We offer a private Myanmar tour for 6 days with different options and you can tailor-made every detail from hotel selections to flight time and guiding services. 
Myanmar at a Glance Tour 6 days is one of our favorite trips. Every year, we have added new experiences to make sure our guests can sample something further than just the surface of Myanmar culture. 
For those, who expect to customize Myanmar Tour that fits your travel styles, interests and budget, please feel free to contact our travel experts

Practical Information for a Travel to Myanmar Update 2024

 To help you plan your trip, here comes some practical information you should notice:

Is Myanmar Safe to Travel 

The political conflict still has a big impact on the travel industry in Myanmar. It is not easy to travel to the less-known sites like Golden Triangle, Chin State or some other border areas. 
However, you are safe to visit prominent destinations like Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, or Ngapali Beach. 
Adventures like motorcycling through the country, birding in one of Myanmar National Parks, or see the Ruby land of Mogok is very difficult and need special permits.

Myanmar Visa 

To apply for a Myanmar visa, you can visit the official website of the Myanmar eVisa. The website provides a fast and easy way to get a visa for Myanmar, whether you are a tourist or a business traveler. You can apply online, get an approval letter, and track your application status on the official website of the Ministry of Immigration and Population
Another option is to visit one of the Myanmar Embassies overseas. The working time takes from 1 day to 1 week normally depending on their workload. 

Myanmar 6-day itinerary Frequently asked questions

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions when people creating their Myanmar trip with us:

Is Myanmar a Cheap Destination?

In general, Myanmar is competitively cheap. The value of US dollars and Euro is good.
The amount of money you'll need for a 6-day trip to Myanmar can vary based on several factors, including your travel style, preferences, and planned activities. For budget travel, you should expect to spend from $30 to $70/ person/ day while mid-range travel should spend from $70 to $170/ person/day. 

Best time to Visit Myanmar

November to April is the best period to explore Myanmar`s magical landscapes. The weather is cool with only a few rain drops. It is an ideal condition for any travel and you do not have to carry warm clothes unless your travel is to climb Myanmar`s highest mountain.
If you are curious about summer rain which falls almost everyday then you have another reason to come: it is cheaper in summer. 

Is there any overnight river cruise in Myanmar?

There are only a few luxury river cruises that operate on the Irrawaddy River so far. However, when you travel to Myanmar in 2024, make sure you check their availability since many of them do not operate before November. 

Can I spend 6 days on the Beach only in Myanmar?

Heading to the south where the Andaman Sea welcomes you, you`ll find your tropical paradise. The Mergui Archipelago, which shares the Border with Thailand has so much to offer. From sun-drenched beaches to pristine coral reefs, from isolated islands to incredible national parks, your 6 days in Mergui are just perfect for that!

Other Myanmar Travel Tips

- Buy a sim card with an internet option for better connection during your travel time. 
- Prepare cash, the best is US dollar notes to avoid paying high transfer fees or credit fees. 
- Recheck all the services before you arrive in Myanmar. If you book your stay through online services, make sure they are open and confirmed before you arrive. 
- Book a tour guide if you can afford it. He/she will be very useful for your travel: you`ll know more about local culture and have more fun. 

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Insider Travel Tips 

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" For the first timer, Best of Myanmar would be the ideal choice. This iconic journey is now colourized with our special add on for local touches "
Zaw - Myanmar Tour Expert

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