22 days in Myanmar Itinerary

22 days in Myanmar Itinerary

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Mandalay
— 4 nights
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Hsipaw
— 1 night
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Nawnghkio
— 1 night
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Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)
— 1 night
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Bagan
— 4 nights
6
Kalaw
— 2 nights
7
Nyaungshwe
— 2 nights
8
Yangon (Rangoon)
— 5 nights

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4
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Mandalay

Mandalay ©
Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maha Myat Muni Pagoda- Mahamuni Buddha Temple and Sanda Muni Paya. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mandalay: Sagaing (U Min Thonze Caves, Soon U Ponya Shin Paya, &more). There's much more to do: gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights, take some stellar pictures from Mandalay Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Shwenandaw Monastery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pahtodawgyi Pagoda.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mandalay travel planning tool.

Bergen, Norway to Mandalay is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5.5 hours traveling from Bergen to Mandalay. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hsipaw.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Shwenandaw Monastery ©
Shwenandaw Monastery
Maha Myat Muni Pagoda- Mahamuni Buddha Temple ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Hsipaw

Hsipaw ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): trek along Mr. Bike Hsipaw Trekking and then stop by Mr Book.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hsipaw tour planner.

You can drive from Mandalay to Hsipaw in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nawnghkio.

Things to do in Hsipaw

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Shopping
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Mr. Bike Hsipaw Trekking ©
Mr. Bike Hsipaw Trekking
Mr Book ©
Mr Book

1
night
Nawnghkio

Nawnghkio ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): snap pictures at Goke Hteik Viaduct.

Plan trip to Nawnghkio with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Hsipaw to Nawnghkio in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo).
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Goke Hteik Viaduct ©
Goke Hteik Viaduct

1
night
Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)

Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) ©

City of Flowers

Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) was established by the British as a military outpost, but soon became the summer capital of British Burma, and a popular retreat for the colonial administration on account of its relatively cool and refreshing climate.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Anisakan Falls, then admire the natural beauty at National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Anglican Church, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Nawnghkio to Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)

Parks · Nature · Spas · Historic Sites
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National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens ©
National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens
Anisakan Falls ©
Anisakan Falls
Spas

4
nights
Bagan

Bagan ©
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dhammayazika Pagoda and Ananda Ok Kyaung. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Bagan Temples, revel in the low prices at MBoutik, contemplate the long history of Gubyaukgyi Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwezigon Pagoda.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bagan road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) to Bagan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kalaw.

Things to do in Bagan

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Bagan Temples ©
Bagan Temples
Dhammayazika Pagoda ©
Dhammayazika Pagoda
Gubyaukgyi Temple ©
Gubyaukgyi Temple

2
nights
Kalaw

Established by British civil servants as a summer resort, Kalaw retains much of its colonial feel.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): make a trip to Thein Taung Pagoda Monastery, then trek along with Hiking & Camping Tours, and then make a trip to Shwe Oo Min Pagoda. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hnee Paya, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kalaw online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Bagan to Kalaw by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Nyaungshwe.

Things to do in Kalaw

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Spas
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Walking tours
Climbing Tours
Shwe Oo Min Pagoda ©
Shwe Oo Min Pagoda

2
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Nyaungshwe

Nyaungshwe ©
Once the capital of the Shan Kingdom, Nyaungshwe is a vibrant tourist hub of Myanmar.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): soar above the sights with a balloon tour, then contemplate the waterfront views at Inle Lake, and then don't miss a visit to Maing Thouk Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): stroll through Htat Eian Cave Temple, then learn about winemaking at Red Mountain Estate Vineyards & Winery, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally don't miss a visit to Yadana Man Aung Pagoda.

For where to stay and more tourist information, use the Nyaungshwe trip planner.

Getting from Kalaw to Nyaungshwe by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Inle Lake ©
Inle Lake
Maing Thouk Village ©
Maing Thouk Village
Balloon Rides

5
nights
Yangon (Rangoon)

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Balloon Rides and Shwethalyaung Buddha. Get out of town with these interesting Yangon (Rangoon) side-trips: Bago (Shwemawdaw Paya & Mya Tha Lyaung Reclining Buddha). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Shwedagon Pagoda, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yangon (Rangoon) attractions planner.

Fly from Nyaungshwe to Yangon (Rangoon) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Shwedagon Pagoda ©
Shwedagon Pagoda
Balloon Rides
Food Tours

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