17 days in Laos, Thailand & Myanmar Itinerary

17 days in Laos, Thailand & Myanmar Itinerary

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
— 2 nights
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Nyaungshwe, Myanmar
— 1 night
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Bagan, Myanmar
— 1 night
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Mandalay, Myanmar
— 2 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Chiang Rai, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Pakbeng, Laos
— 1 night
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
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Vientiane, Laos
— 2 nights

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

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.
On the 17th (Sun), stop by Retroretro, pause for some photo ops at Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then appreciate the history behind Shwedagon Pagoda, and finally walk around Bogyoke Aung San Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Kyaik Ka San Pagoda, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Botahtaung Pagoda, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sule Pagoda, and finally walk around Kandawgyi Park.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yangon (Rangoon) vacation planner.

New Delhi, India to Yangon (Rangoon) is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Myanmar Time is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nyaungshwe.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 19:
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Shwedagon Pagoda ©
Shwedagon Pagoda
Sule Pagoda ©
Sule Pagoda
Chaukhtatgyi Buddha ©
Chaukhtatgyi Buddha

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Nyaungshwe, Myanmar

Nyaungshwe ©
Once the capital of the Shan Kingdom, Nyaungshwe is a vibrant tourist hub of Myanmar.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the activities along Inle Lake, learn about winemaking at Red Mountain Estate Vineyards & Winery, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung.

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You can fly from Yangon (Rangoon) to Nyaungshwe in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 20:
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Inle Lake ©
Inle Lake
Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung ©
Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung
Red Mountain Estate Vineyards & Winery ©
Red Mountain Estate Vineyards & Winery

1
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Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan ©
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Gubyaukgyi temple Wetkyi and then steep yourself in history at Shwesandaw Pagoda.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bagan holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Nyaungshwe to Bagan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Mandalay.

Things to do in Bagan

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Shwesandaw Pagoda ©
Shwesandaw Pagoda

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Mandalay, Myanmar

Mandalay ©
Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get great views at Mandalay Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Shwenandaw Monastery, then admire the landmark architecture of Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book, and finally make a trip to Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Mahamuni Image, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bagaya Monastery, then take in the views from U Bein Bridge, and finally make a trip to Mandalay Palace.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mandalay tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Bagan to Mandalay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Mandalay

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:
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Shwenandaw Monastery ©
Shwenandaw Monastery
Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book ©
Mandalay Hill ©
Mandalay Hill

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Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai ©

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Mandalay to Chiang Mai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Mandalay to Chiang Mai. In January, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:
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Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Spas

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Chiang Rai, Thailand

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Chiang Rai is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Wat Rong Khun, take in the natural beauty of Pong Phra Bat Hot spring, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple), and examine the collection at Hill Tribe Museum.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Chiang Rai road trip tool.

Drive from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chiang Mai in January, with highs in Chiang Rai at 31°C and lows at 16°C. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pakbeng.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Wat Rong Khun ©
Wat Rong Khun
Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) ©
Baan Dam Museum ©
Baan Dam Museum

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Pakbeng, Laos

Pakbeng ©
Pak Beng is a small village in Laos, on the Mekong River about halfway between the Thai border at Huay Xai and Luang Prabang, Laos. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Mekong Elephant Park.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pakbeng day trip app.

You can drive from Chiang Rai to Pakbeng in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Pakbeng

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Mekong Elephant Park ©
Mekong Elephant Park

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Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang ©
Designated a World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang sits at the meeting point of two rivers and offers numerous opportunities for sailing, climbing, and exploring scenic caves and waterfalls.
On the 29th (Fri), examine the collection at Royal Palace Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Xiengthong, then don't miss a visit to Alms Giving Ceremony, and finally look for gifts at Caruso Lao. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of life in the country at Laos Buffalo Dairy, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kuang Si Butterfly Farm, and finally don't miss a visit to Wat Sop Sickharam Luang Prabang.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Luang Prabang trip itinerary planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Pakbeng to Luang Prabang in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Luang Prabang sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi
Wat Xiengthong ©
Wat Xiengthong

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Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane ©
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Vientiane is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Buddha Park, take in the views from Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge, take in panoramic vistas at Patuxai, and contemplate the long history of Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang).

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Vientiane trip planning app.

Fly from Luang Prabang to Vientiane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Vientiane sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:
Highlights from your plan
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang)
Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park
Patuxai ©
Patuxai

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