17 days in Myanmar Itinerary

17 days in Myanmar Itinerary

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Mandalay
— 2 nights
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Mingun
— 1 night
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Bagan
— 3 nights
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Popa
— 1 night
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Kalaw
— 1 night
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Nyaungshwe
— 2 nights
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Bago
— 1 night
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Yangon (Rangoon)
— 5 nights
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Mandalay

— 2 nights
Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
Mandalay is known for historic sites, shopping, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Shwenandaw Monastery, take in the views from U Bein Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bagaya Monastery, and appreciate the history behind Mahamuni Image.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mandalay road trip planning website.

Seoul, South Korea to Mandalay is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seoul to Mandalay is minus 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mingun.

Things to do in Mandalay

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Mingun

— 1 night
The riverside town of Mingun has a set of impressive historical structures that highlight the immense power and egocentricity of the old kings who once ruled the country.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Hsinbyume Pagoda and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ayeyarwaddy River.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mingun trip planner.

You can drive from Mandalay to Mingun in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can fly to Bagan.

Things to do in Mingun

Nature · Parks
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Bagan

— 3 nights
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Bagan is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Bagan Temples, steep yourself in history at Shwesandaw Pagoda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thatbyinnyu Temple, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bagan travel route planner.

You can fly from Mingun to Bagan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Popa.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
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Popa

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mt Popa.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Popa trip planner.

You can drive from Bagan to Popa in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Kalaw.

Things to do in Popa

Nature · Parks
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Kalaw

— 1 night
Established by British civil servants as a summer resort, Kalaw retains much of its colonial feel.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour and then surround yourself with nature on Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp- Day Tours.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kalaw trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Popa to Kalaw takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nyaungshwe.

Things to do in Kalaw

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Nyaungshwe

— 2 nights
Once the capital of the Shan Kingdom, Nyaungshwe is a vibrant tourist hub of Myanmar.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, then explore the activities along Inle Lake, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Ei Ei Silver Shop, then do a tasting at Red Mountain Estate Vineyards & Winery, and then make a trip to Floating Gardens.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nyaungshwe online vacation builder.

Drive from Kalaw to Nyaungshwe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Bago.

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Parks · Spas · Shopping · Nature

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Bago

— 1 night
Once a bustling city in southern Myanmar, the market town of Bago mostly draws visitors on day trips from Yangon, coming to see the relics and historic monuments from its heyday.
On the 13th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Shwethalyaung Buddha and then make a trip to Shwemawdaw Paya.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bago online travel planner.

You can fly from Nyaungshwe to Bago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Bago

Historic Sites
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Yangon (Rangoon)

— 5 nights

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.
When in Yangon (Rangoon), make a side trip to see Bogyoke Aung San Market in Pabedan, approximately Pabedan away. Spend the 16th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwedagon Pagoda, stroll around Kandawgyi Park, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and appreciate the history behind Chaukhtatgyi Buddha.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yangon (Rangoon) tour itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Bago to Yangon (Rangoon) in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

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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.