15 days in Mandalay, Hsipaw & Amarapura Itinerary

15 days in Mandalay, Hsipaw & Amarapura Itinerary

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15 days in Mandalay, Hsipaw & Amarapura Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  21​h
1
Mandalay
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Hsipaw
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Amarapura
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Lisbon

6
nights
Mandalay

Mandalay ©
Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mandalay: Sagaing (U Min Thonze Caves, Soon U Ponya Shin Paya, & more) and Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) (Spas & National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pahtodawgyi.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mandalay road trip planning app .

Lisbon, Portugal to Mandalay is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Myanmar Time (MMT) is 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hsipaw.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Sagaing, Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)
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Shwenandaw Monastery ©
Shwenandaw Monastery
Mandalay Hill ©
Mandalay Hill

3
nights
Hsipaw

Hsipaw ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Hsipaw: Goke Hteik Viaduct (in Nawnghkio) and Lashio (Thatana 2500 Pagoda, Wat Yai Dao Ao, & more).

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hsipaw trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Mandalay to Hsipaw takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Amarapura.

Things to do in Hsipaw

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Lashio, Goke Hteik Viaduct
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Mr. Bike Hsipaw Trekking ©
Mr. Bike Hsipaw Trekking
Goke Hteik Viaduct ©
Goke Hteik Viaduct
Lashio Hot Springs ©
Lashio Hot Springs

3
nights
Amarapura

Amarapura ©
The township of Amarapura reigned as the capital of Myanmar during the 19th century, until King Mindon decided to move many of its religious and royal buildings to nearby Mandalay.
Get out of town with these interesting Amarapura side-trips: Mingun (Lions of Stone, Hsinbyume Pagoda, & more). And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at U Bein Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahagandayon Monastery, take a stroll through Inn Wa, and make a trip to Nanmyin Watch Tower.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Amarapura trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Hsipaw to Amarapura takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amarapura

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mingun
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Mahagandayon Monastery ©
Mahagandayon Monastery
U Bein Bridge ©
U Bein Bridge
Hsinbyume Pagoda ©
Hsinbyume Pagoda

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