23 days in Myanmar Itinerary

23 days in Myanmar Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Myanmar holiday planner

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Mandalay
— 3 nights
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Bagan
— 5 nights
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Popa
— 1 night
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Kalaw
— 2 nights
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Pindaya
— 1 night
Drive
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Nyaungshwe
— 4 nights
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Yangon (Rangoon)
— 5 nights
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Mandalay

— 3 nights
Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shwenandaw Monastery and Mandalay Palace. Step out of Mandalay with an excursion to Hsinbyume Pagoda in Mingun--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pahtodawgyi Pagoda, appreciate the history behind Mahamuni Image, and get a dose of the wild on Mandalay Airport Taxi and Travelling.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mandalay online tour itinerary maker.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Mandalay is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Mandalay, you'll lose 5.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Bagan.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 3:

Bagan

— 5 nights
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Bagan Temples and Ananda Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shwezigon Pagoda, admire the landmark architecture of Nat Taung Kyaung Monastery, steep yourself in history at Htilominlo Pahto, and view the masterpieces at Black Elephant Studio.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bagan route maker.

You can fly from Mandalay to Bagan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Popa.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 8:

Popa

— 1 night
On the 9th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Popa.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Popa day trip site.

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

Things to do in Popa

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:
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Kalaw

— 2 nights
Established by British civil servants as a summer resort, Kalaw retains much of its colonial feel.
On the 10th (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at Kalaw Yoga by Sprouting Seeds, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp- Day Tours and then take a memorable excursion with Wednesday Trekking Information.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalaw trip site.

Traveling by flight from Popa to Kalaw takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pindaya.

Things to do in Kalaw

Tours · Outdoors · Spas · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

Pindaya

— 1 night
Pindaya is a town in the Shan State of Burma. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): look for gifts at Aung Umbrella, then explore the fascinating underground world of Pindaya Caves, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pone Taloke Lake.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Pindaya day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kalaw to Pindaya takes 1.5 hours. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nyaungshwe.

Things to do in Pindaya

Parks · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:

Nyaungshwe

— 4 nights
Once the capital of the Shan Kingdom, Nyaungshwe is a vibrant tourist hub of Myanmar.
Get a sense of the local culture at Red Mountain Estate Vineyards & Winery and Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung. Explore Nyaungshwe's surroundings by going to Taunggyi (Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery & Indein Village). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Inle Lake, trot along with Inle Horse Club Nyaung Shwe, get around town with guide naywin Inle, and let your taste buds guide you at Tofu House Inle Lake.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nyaungshwe online trip builder.

You can drive from Pindaya to Nyaungshwe in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Shwedagon Pagoda and Sule Pagoda. When in Yangon (Rangoon), make a side trip to see Bogyoke Aung San Market in Pabedan, approximately Pabedan away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Botahtaung Pagoda, get engrossed in the history at Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue, and look for gifts at Young-On Store.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yangon (Rangoon) online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Nyaungshwe to Yangon (Rangoon) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:

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.