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The best time to visit Myanmar

The best time to visit Myanmar is from November to February. The country enjoys a welcome break from its typical mix of high temperatures and rainfall to make exploring here effortless.

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Visiting Myanmar in January

The peak season, with hot and dry weather across the country. River flows are still sufficient for travel by boat, the beaches are sunny, and the alpine regions are warming up.

Visiting Myanmar in February

Peak season continues as temperatures climb, but are not yet uncomfortable. Accommodation fills up very quickly so you need to book in advance.

Visiting Myanmar in March

Still a busy time, with many hotels filling up quickly. Temperatures continue to climb, and you may wish to explore in the morning and relax in the afternoon.

Visiting Myanmar in April

Temperatures peak at over 40°C in some central regions, but there is still very little rainfall. A popular time to experience the New Year celebrations in the country.

Visiting Myanmar in May

Scorching temperatures prevail throughout much of the country, but as the month progresses the weather changes. Winds pick up, and the chance of a shower increases, but it is a quieter time to visit.

Visiting Myanmar in June

Temperatures drop to around 30C across much of the country, as monsoon season approaches. Beaches start to close up, as visitor numbers decrease.

Visiting Myanmar in July

Much of the country experiences rain, but the northeast of the country can be stunning at this time of year and incredibly quiet. Travelling by road is difficult, but it is the perfect time to hop on a cruise on the Irrawaddy river.

Visiting Myanmar in August

Widespread rain throughout the country, although the central regions remain relatively dry. River travel continues to be preferable to road travel. The countryside is at its most verdant and beautiful though so you will be rewarded greatly with any sunny spells.

Visiting Myanmar in September

Monsoon season comes to an end, and it is a cooler time of year for travel. Beaches remain closed and road travel can still be tricky, but it can be a great time to visit with lower visitor numbers and incredibly lush countryside.

Visiting Myanmar in October

The beaches are open, as the monsoon season is now over. Warm temperatures, little rainfall, and very few visitors mean this is a wonderful time to visit.

Visiting Myanmar in November

In the eastern highlands, this is the coolest month, with very little rainfall, so an ideal time for trekking. Visitor numbers start to increase and accommodation fills up, so you may need to book in advance.

Visiting Myanmar in December

Beautiful weather across much of the country. As Christmas approaches, accommodation is harder to come by. It remains a good time to explore the highlands if you like to avoid the heat.

Myanmar climate guide

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Inle Lake
Kyaing ton
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Explore Myanmar

  • Bagan
  • Inle Lake
  • Kalaw
  • Kyaing ton
  • Mandalay
  • Mrauk-U
  • Ngapali Beach
  • Yangon

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