Mandalay trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Mandalay

Trip Planner Asia  /  Myanmar  /  Mandalay Region  /  Mandalay
Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration. Though given an almost mythical air in a poem by Rudyard Kipling, the city was only established in 1857, and ruled by only one other king after the death of its founder, King Mingdon. Still, the city yields much more than the uninspiring architecture and hectic roads that dominate first impressions: sightseeing in Mandalay will reveal hidden temples, pagodas, mosques, and markets. While not as old as its reputation would have you believe, the city still represents the last flurrying displays of power, style, and wealth of the kings of Upper Burma. As such, it contains plenty of treasures, bold architecture, and a continued relevance to the contemporary nation state. Use our Myanmar trip planner to arrange your visit to Mandalay and other destinations in Myanmar.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Mandalay

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Mandalay

Look at the area to the southwest of the royal palace for the main choice of accommodations in Mandalay. Some cushier options sit on the main thoroughfares, offering rooms with balconies overlooking the core architectural and historic sights. A number of basic hotels lie close to the main train station, while budget-friendly guesthouses concentrate in the area around 25th Street. Farther to the west, some hotels have views of the river, while to the east lie lodgings with convenient proximity to major regional highways.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Recently planned trips to Mandalay

16 days in Myanmar BY A USER FROM VIETNAM February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Myanmar BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Myanmar BY A USER FROM MYANMAR March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Myanmar BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA January, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Myanmar BY A USER FROM VIETNAM February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Mandalay Region BY A USER FROM MYANMAR March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Myanmar BY A USER FROM INDIA December, kids, culture, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Myanmar BY A USER FROM INDIA December, kids, culture, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Bagan & Mandalay BY A USER FROM CANADA February, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Myanmar BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in Myanmar BY A USER FROM GERMANY March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Myanmar BY A USER FROM URUGUAY April, culture, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans