Travel itinerary: South dreamy Burma (Myanmar) in 17 days.
Burma (Myanmar) is a beautiful country. Friendly and gold. And even if we were a bit disappointed by crowds of tourists, we would go there again. On a bit of a different route – south! Burma is slowly opening to outer world and you need to go to the newly opened places. Here’s a 17 day South Burma itinerery which you can prolong into Thailand to a 3 week itinerary 🙂
Travel itinarary: South Burma (Myanmar)
Duration of Myanmar travel itinerary: 17 days (+)
Day 1: Yangon. Take it easy and spend the day on the streets of this cool town. Recover from the jetlag by trying all the food you see on food stalls and small restaurants. Unless you came from Bangkok. then you’re probably recovering from hangover 😉
Day 2: Yangon. Have lunch in the old restaurant near Sule pagoda and visit Shwedagon pagoda at sunset.
Day 3: Kinpun. The town itself is not supposed to be really special but it’s in close proximity of Golden Rock. Take a walk and explore the streets.
Day 4: Golden rock. 4-5 h walk up and 3 h down. Heal your muscles and have a relaxing beer.
Day 5: Mawlamyine. Easy day in the capital of state Mon. Yes, rest a bit. Remember what you did yesterday! 🙂
Day 6: Mawlamyine. Enjoy the sea view at sunset.
Day 7: Mawlamyine. Day trip to island Bilu. Observe the local life, making rubber bands and don’t forget about the last boat back. They don’t wait!
Day 8: Hpa An. You can get here by bus or take a longer boat ride with scenic views.
Day 9: Hpa An. Rent a motorbike and explore the surroundings, especially the beautiful caves.
Day 10: Hpa An. Take a 2.5 h hike to Zwekabin hill, where you’ll find a Buddhist monastery.
Day 11: Dawei. City which opened its door to tourism only in the end of 2013 is quite touristically undeveloped. And that’s why more interesting to visit!
Day 12: Dawei. Enjoy the Burmese tea and meeting new people. Go to the 80 m long reclining Buddha. It’s huge!
Day 13: Dawei. Baje so v okolici čudovite plaže.
Day 14: Myeik (Mergui). Archipelago, that was very limited for tourists. Now you can arrange a local ride for a day or two and see the small dreamy islands.
Day 15: Myeik. One more day at Myeik archipelago, why not? 🙂
Day 16: Cross the border through Thailand via Dawei. Land border Htee Kee/Phunaron and arrange a ride to Kanchanaburi. There’s loads to explore in this town, from 2. world war ruins, bridge on river Kwai, waterfalls and national park.
Day 17: Bangkok. Fly home or visit the south of Thailand for a few months 😉
Travel map for Burma (Myanmar) itinerary
What to bring?
- 35 l backpack and a smaller bag
- 5 shirts, 3 shorts
- 1 sweater, 1 pants
- Flip flops and light walking shoes
- Sleeping bag
- Some travel medicine
- Add what you need
Tips for traveling in Myanmar (Burma)
- Try to book your accommodation at least a day in advance (hotels can get booked because of too much tourists)
- If you need to use a taxi, group together with other travellers
- Try to learn as much as you can from other travelers. There is not much info about the south of Burma.
- You don’t need to see every pagoda. There’s thousands everywhere!
- All buses are uncomfortable so book the cheapest one 🙂
Expenses for your budget trip to south Myanmar (Burma)
- Accommodation: 13 $ per day
- Food: 6 $ per day
- Transportation: 8 $ per day
All together: 27 $/day
- Accommodation: 7 $ per day
- Food: 5,5 $ per day
- Transportation: 5,5 $ per day
All together: 18 $/day
Expenses before leaving
Visa for Myanmar (Burma): 35 $ (check for visa restrictions and costs)
Visa for Thailand: Free
Travel insurance: minimum 50 $ (depends on where you’re from)