7 days in Yangon (Rangoon) & Mandalay Region Itinerary

7 days in Yangon (Rangoon) & Mandalay Region Itinerary

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Yangon (Rangoon)
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Bagan
— 3 nights
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Mandalay
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sule Pagoda, walk around Kandawgyi Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaukhtatgyi Buddha. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Martyrs Mausoleum, then appreciate the history behind Shwedagon Pagoda, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Bogyoke Aung San Market.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yangon (Rangoon) attractions planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Yangon (Rangoon) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Yangon (Rangoon). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites · Spas · Parks · Shopping

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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.
When in Bagan, make a side trip to see Mt Popa in Popa, approximately Popa away. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Bagan Temples, steep yourself in history at Gubyaukgyi temple Wetkyi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shwezigon Pagoda, and admire the landmark architecture of Nat Taung Kyaung Monastery.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Bagan tour itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Yangon (Rangoon) to Bagan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mandalay.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Mandalay

Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get great views at Mandalay Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwenandaw Monastery, then don't miss a visit to Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book, and finally make a trip to Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Mandalay Palace, take in the views from U Bein Bridge, and then pause for some photo ops at Mahamuni Image.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mandalay tour planner.

Getting from Bagan to Mandalay by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mandalay

Side Trip

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Mandalay Region travel guide

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Tours in Mandalay Region usually involve visits to temples and monasteries, with a touch of natural sightseeing to add to the experience. With half of Myanmar’s monks residing in Mandalay Region, the area teems with temples and Buddhist festivities. Ornate pagodas and layered stupas perched on sacred hills house enormous gilt Buddha sculptures and elaborate timber structures, with old fortresses surrounded by moats nearby. The area's scenic nature provides many hiking opportunities, with powerful waterfalls and picturesque botanical gardens standing out as the highlights. During a Mandalay Region holiday, visitors can walk one of the world’s longest pillared foot bridge across a huge lake, sample the distinctive local cuisine, or visit a market for freshwater fish and produce. More adventurous visitors can get a bird's-eye view over the region, with hot air balloon rides offering thrilling vistas and proving popular among tourists.