8 days in Myanmar Itinerary

8 days in Myanmar Itinerary

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Yangon (Rangoon)
— 2 nights
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Nyaungshwe
— 1 night
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Bagan
— 2 nights
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Mandalay
— 2 nights
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Yangon (Rangoon)

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwedagon Pagoda, and finally pause for some photo ops at Chaukhtatgyi Buddha. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Botahtaung Pagoda, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sule Pagoda, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Bogyoke Aung San Market.

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Manama, Bahrain to Yangon (Rangoon) is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Manama to Yangon (Rangoon) due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Nyaungshwe.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Side Trip

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Nyaungshwe

— 1 night
Once the capital of the Shan Kingdom, Nyaungshwe is a vibrant tourist hub of Myanmar.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung and then explore the activities along Inle Lake.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nyaungshwe trip builder.

You can fly from Yangon (Rangoon) to Nyaungshwe in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Bagan.

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Bagan

— 2 nights
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Shwesandaw Pagoda, then delve into the distant past at Bagan Temples, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhammayan Gyi Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananda Temple, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sulamani Guphaya Temple.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bagan attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Nyaungshwe to Bagan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Mandalay.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the striking features of Shwenandaw Monastery, then take some stellar pictures from Mandalay Hill, and then admire the striking features of Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mandalay day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Bagan to Mandalay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 12th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Mandalay

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Myanmar travel guide

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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.