19 days in Myanmar & Thailand Itinerary

19 days in Myanmar & Thailand Itinerary

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19 days in Myanmar & Thailand Itinerary

Start: Mackay, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Mandalay, Myanmar
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
2
Taunggyi, Myanmar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kalaw, Myanmar
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Naypyidaw, Myanmar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Hpa An, Myanmar
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 15​min
7
Pai, Thailand
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
8
Chiang Rai, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Sukhothai, Thailand
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
10
Kanchanaburi, Thailand
— 1 night
+3
train + foot + Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
11
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Mackay, Australia


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2
nights
Mandalay, Myanmar

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 16th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Mandalay Hill, admire the striking features of Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung), then admire the striking features of Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanda Muni Paya. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pahtodawgyi, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahamuni Image, and finally snap pictures at U Bein Bridge.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Mandalay trip itinerary maker app .

Mackay, Australia to Mandalay is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Myanmar Time (MMT) is minus 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Taunggyi.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites Spas

Side Trip

U Bein Bridge
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Shwenandaw Monastery ©
Shwenandaw Monastery
Pahtodawgyi ©
Pahtodawgyi

1
night
Taunggyi, Myanmar

Taunggyi ©
A major trading city in the mountains, Taunggyi offers good access to the plains and hills of the state.
On the 18th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hpaung Daw U Pagoda, admire the natural beauty at Floating Gardens, and then delve into the distant past at Indein Village.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Taunggyi trip site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Mandalay to Taunggyi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kalaw.

Things to do in Taunggyi

Historic Sites Parks
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Indein Village ©
Indein Village
Floating Gardens ©
Floating Gardens
Hpaung Daw U Pagoda ©
Hpaung Daw U Pagoda

1
night
Kalaw, Myanmar

Established by British civil servants as a summer resort, Kalaw retains much of its colonial feel.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, then admire the landmark architecture of Kalaw Railway Station, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally don't miss a visit to Shwe Oo Min Pagoda.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kalaw day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Taunggyi to Kalaw takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Naypyidaw.

Things to do in Kalaw

Tours Outdoors Spas
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Climbing Tours
Shwe Oo Min Pagoda ©
Shwe Oo Min Pagoda

1
night
Naypyidaw, Myanmar

Naypyidaw ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): learn more about the world around you at The Gem Museum, then stroll through Naypyitaw Water FountainPark, then don't miss a visit to Uppatasanti Pagoda, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Defense Services Museum.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read Naypyidaw day trip planner.

Getting from Kalaw to Naypyidaw by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Naypyidaw

Museums Parks
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The Gem Museum ©
The Gem Museum
Uppatasanti Pagoda ©
Uppatasanti Pagoda
Naypyitaw Water FountainPark ©
Naypyitaw Water FountainPark

1
night
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

Yangon (Rangoon) ©
Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
On the 21st (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, then appreciate the history behind Shwedagon Pagoda, then hunt for treasures at Bogyoke Aung San Market, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yangon (Rangoon) journey planner.

Getting from Naypyidaw to Yangon (Rangoon) by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hpa An.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites Spas Shopping
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Shwedagon Pagoda ©
Shwedagon Pagoda
Chaukhtatgyi Buddha ©
Chaukhtatgyi Buddha
Bogyoke Aung San Market ©
Bogyoke Aung San Market

1
night
Hpa An, Myanmar

Hpa An ©
Hpa-An is the capital of Kayin State (also known as Karen State), Myanmar (Burma). Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): Head underground at Sadan Cave, then make a trip to Kyauk Ka Lat Pagoda, then Head underground at Kawgun Cave, and finally appreciate the history behind Shwe Yin Myaw Pagoda.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hpa An driving holiday site .

Traveling by car from Yangon (Rangoon) to Hpa An takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hpa An can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pai.

Things to do in Hpa An

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kawgun Cave ©
Kawgun Cave
Kyauk Ka Lat Pagoda ©
Kyauk Ka Lat Pagoda

1
night
Pai, Thailand

Pai ©
Tourism in Pai has turned the once-quiet mountain village into one of Thailand's busiest rural tourist hubs, for Thai visitors and foreigners alike.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra That Mae Yen, make a trip to The Land Split Pai Thailand, then explore the stunning scenery at Pai Canyon, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Pai Hot Springs. Here are some ideas for day two: putt your heart out at Bamboo Mini Golf, steep yourself in history at Pai Memorial Bridge, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Conserve Natural Forests.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Pai day trip planning site .

You can drive from Hpa An to Pai in 11.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hpa An in January: high temperatures in Pai hover around 34°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Pai

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Conserve Natural Forests ©
Conserve Natural Forests
Pai Canyon ©
Pai Canyon
The Land Split Pai Thailand ©
The Land Split Pai Thailand

1
night
Chiang Rai, Thailand

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple), then make a trip to Wat Rong Khun, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Huay Pla Kang.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiang Rai tour planner .

You can drive from Pai to Chiang Rai in 5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Chiang Rai are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Sukhothai.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites
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Wat Rong Khun ©
Wat Rong Khun
Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple) ©
Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple)

1
night
Sukhothai, Thailand

Sukhothai ©
A trip to Sukhothai is a must for anyone interested in the origins of the Thai empire, which began in this city in the 13th century.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Green E-bike Sukhothai, explore the ancient world of Sukhothai Historical Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Maha That, and finally make a trip to Wat Si Chum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sukhothai trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Chiang Rai to Sukhothai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Chiang Rai in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sukhothai, with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kanchanaburi.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Sukhothai Historical Park ©
Sukhothai Historical Park
Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That
Wat Si Chum ©
Wat Si Chum

1
night
Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Kanchanaburi ©
The capital city of an eponymous province, Kanchanaburi is a pleasant town with lively markets and a good selection of restaurants.
On the 27th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at ElephantsWorld.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Kanchanaburi fast, fun, and easy.

Drive from Sukhothai to Kanchanaburi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Kanchanaburi sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Kanchanaburi

Parks Wildlife
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ElephantsWorld ©
ElephantsWorld

4
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Krabi Town: Ko Lanta (Scuba & Snorkeling, The Tiger Collections, & more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, head off the coast to Poda Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Nang Beach, and head outdoors with Motorbike Rental Krabi.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Krabi Town trip maker .

Getting from Kanchanaburi to Krabi Town by combination of train, flight, and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January in Krabi Town, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Ko Lanta
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach

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