15 days in Myanmar Itinerary

15 days in Myanmar Itinerary

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Fly
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Bagan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mandalay
— 5 nights
Taxi to Mandalay, Fly to Heho
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Kalaw
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Nyaungshwe
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Yangon (Rangoon)
— 2 nights

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Bagan

The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Thatbyinnyu Temple and Shwe-gyu-gyi. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Bagan Temples, don't miss a visit to Bulethi, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gawdawpalin Temple.

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Yangon (Rangoon) to Bagan is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mandalay.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
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5
nights
Mandalay

Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens and Soon U Ponya Shin Paya. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mandalay: Sagaing (U Min Thonze Caves & Sagaing Hill), Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) (Spas & All Saints Anglican Church) and Thein Nyo Silk Weaving Factory (in Amarapura). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanda Muni Paya, take some stellar pictures from Mandalay Hill, contemplate the long history of Mandalay Palace, and admire the striking features of Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mandalay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bagan to Mandalay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kalaw.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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2
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Kalaw

Established by British civil servants as a summer resort, Kalaw retains much of its colonial feel.
On the 15th (Fri), trek along with Hiking & Camping Tours, surround yourself with nature on Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp- Day Tours, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thein Taung Pagoda Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Shwe Oo Min Pagoda, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally pick up some local products at Kalaw Myoma Market.

To see more things to do and tourist information, go to the Kalaw online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Mandalay to Kalaw by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nyaungshwe.

Things to do in Kalaw

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
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2
nights
Nyaungshwe

Once the capital of the Shan Kingdom, Nyaungshwe is a vibrant tourist hub of Myanmar.
On the 17th (Sun), enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Floating Gardens, don't miss a visit to Maing Thouk Village, then contemplate the waterfront views at Inle Lake, and finally do a tasting at Red Mountain Estate Vineyards & Winery.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nyaungshwe holiday planner.

Drive from Kalaw to Nyaungshwe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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2
nights
Yangon (Rangoon)

Garden City of the East

Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sule Pagoda, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwedagon Pagoda, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaukhtatgyi Buddha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Immaculate Conception Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Botahtaung Pagoda, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Bogyoke Aung San Market, and finally stroll around Kandawgyi Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yangon (Rangoon) day trip planner.

You can fly from Nyaungshwe to Yangon (Rangoon) in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Side Trip

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Myanmar travel guide

3.8
Golden Land
Closed to Western travelers for most of the 20th century, Myanmar draws an increasing number of visitors with its gilded pagodas and elaborately decorated temples. Visitors looking for sun and sand opt to vacation on Myanmar's many isolated beaches, ideal for escaping the modern world and kicking back with a drink and a book. In the cities, savvy shoppers easily find bargains on high-quality textiles, antiques, traditional tapestries, and precious stones. A well-rounded Myanmar itinerary also includes a few leisurely activities, like drinking tea at a cozy teahouse, enjoying a hearty meal at a family-run eatery, and pausing to contemplate at a centuries-old Buddhist shrine.