3 days in Shan State Itinerary

3 days in Shan State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Shan State holiday planner

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Make it your trip
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Nyaungshwe
— 1 day
Drive
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Pindaya
— 1 night
Drive
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Kalaw
— 1 night
Drive

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Nyaungshwe

— 1 day
Once the capital of the Shan Kingdom, Nyaungshwe is a vibrant tourist hub of Myanmar.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tofu House Inle Lake. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Maing Thouk Village, let your taste buds guide you at Tofu House Inle Lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Inle Lake, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung.

To find out how to plan a trip to Nyaungshwe, use our trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Mandalay International Airport. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pindaya.

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
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Pindaya

— 1 night
Pindaya is a town in the Shan State of Burma. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Pone Taloke Lake, then explore the fascinating underground world of Pindaya Caves, and then look for gifts at Aung Umbrella.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pindaya vacation planner.

You can drive from Nyaungshwe to Pindaya in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Kalaw.

Things to do in Pindaya

Nature · Parks · Shopping
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Kalaw

— 1 night
Established by British civil servants as a summer resort, Kalaw retains much of its colonial feel.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then surround yourself with nature on Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp- Day Tours, and then make a trip to Shwe Oo Min Pagoda.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kalaw road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pindaya to Kalaw takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Kalaw

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Shan State travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites · Wineries & Vineyards
A large rural region spread across a hilly plateau, Shan State offers scenic lakes and rich ethnic traditions. A Shan State itinerary usually involves a tour of tribal villages, the most spectacular ones floating on high-altitude lakes. With Buddhist temple complexes featuring large gold-colored stupas and a tour of the famous Golden Triangle, a trip to Shan State reveals a patchwork of ethnic groups and wildlife reserves. Nature-lovers can enjoy scenic hikes, caves, and floating gardens, or embark on a boat tour. With vibrant local traditional markets, you can comfortably browse traditional lacquerware and hand-woven products.