When to Go

High Season (Dec–Feb)

  • The rainy season is over and it's not so hot.
  • Book accommodation and transport well ahead for this busy travel season.

Shoulder (Oct & Nov, Mar & Apr)

  • March to May, Yangon often reaches 104ºF (40ºC). Areas around Bagan and Mandalay are hotter.
  • It's cooler in the hill towns of Shan State.
  • All forms of transport are booked solid during Thingyan in April.

Low Season (May–Sep)

  • The southwest monsoon starts mid-May and peaks from July to September.
  • The dry zone between Mandalay and Pyay gets the least rain. Rain can make roads impassable in the more remote areas.