9 days in Myanmar Itinerary

9 days in Myanmar Itinerary

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Bagan
— 2 nights
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Mandalay
— 1 night
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Nyaungshwe
— 1 night
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Yangon (Rangoon)
— 3 nights
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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.
Bagan is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhammayan Gyi Temple, contemplate the long history of Shwesandaw Pagoda, and stop by Pomelo For Myanmar.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bagan trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Bagan is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 5.5 hours traveling from Zurich to Bagan due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can fly to Mandalay.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Tours
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Mandalay

— 1 night
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 20th (Wed): admire the striking features of Shwenandaw Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book, and then get great views at Mandalay Hill.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mandalay visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Bagan to Mandalay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nyaungshwe.

Things to do in Mandalay

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Nyaungshwe

— 1 night
Once the capital of the Shan Kingdom, Nyaungshwe is a vibrant tourist hub of Myanmar.
On the 21st (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung and then explore the activities along Inle Lake.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nyaungshwe trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Mandalay to Nyaungshwe in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can fly to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Yangon (Rangoon)

— 3 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 22nd (Fri): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then appreciate the history behind Shwedagon Pagoda, and finally appreciate the history behind Chaukhtatgyi Buddha. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Botahtaung Pagoda, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sule Pagoda, and finally hunt for treasures at Bogyoke Aung San Market.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yangon (Rangoon) trip builder app.

You can fly from Nyaungshwe to Yangon (Rangoon) in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough 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.