18 days in Laos, Myanmar & Bangladesh Itinerary

18 days in Laos, Myanmar & Bangladesh Itinerary

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18 days in Laos, Myanmar & Bangladesh Itinerary

Start: Riga, Latvia
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Vientiane, Laos
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
4
Bagan, Myanmar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Mandalay, Myanmar
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
6
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Riga, Latvia

2
nights
Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane ©
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Vientiane is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Buddha Park, contemplate the long history of Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), ponder the world of politics at Presidential Palace, and don't miss a visit to Patuxai.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vientiane attractions planning website .

Riga, Latvia to Vientiane is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Traveling from Riga to Vientiane, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, Vientiane is warmer than Riga - with highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park
Patuxai ©
Patuxai

3
nights
Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang ©
Designated a World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang sits at the meeting point of two rivers and offers numerous opportunities for sailing, climbing, and exploring scenic caves and waterfalls.
Luang Prabang is known for nature, shopping, wildlife, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, make a trip to Alms Giving Ceremony, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Luang Prabang travel app .

You can fly from Vientiane to Luang Prabang in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vientiane in February, plan for little chillier nights in Luang Prabang, with lows around 18°C. On the 1st (Sun), you'll travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi
Wat Xieng Thong ©
Wat Xieng Thong

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwedagon Pagoda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Botahtaung Pagoda, and then appreciate the history behind Chaukhtatgyi Buddha.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yangon (Rangoon) trip itinerary site .

Getting from Luang Prabang to Yangon (Rangoon) by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shwedagon Pagoda ©
Shwedagon Pagoda
Chaukhtatgyi Buddha ©
Chaukhtatgyi Buddha
Botahtaung Pagoda ©
Botahtaung Pagoda

2
nights
Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan ©
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
On the 24th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Thet Kya Muni, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shwezigon Pagoda, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananda Temple. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Bagan Temples.

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Do a combination of flight and taxi from Yangon (Rangoon) to Bagan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 26th (Wed), you're off toMandalay.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bagan Temples ©
Bagan Temples
Ananda Temple ©
Ananda Temple
Shwezigon Pagoda ©
Shwezigon Pagoda

4
nights
Mandalay, Myanmar

Mandalay ©
Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
Step out of Mandalay with an excursion to Hsinbyume Pagoda in Mingun--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Shwenandaw Monastery, appreciate the history behind Mahamuni Image, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book, and make a trip to Mandalay Palace.

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Getting from Bagan to Mandalay by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Dhaka City.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hsinbyume Pagoda, U Bein Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Shwenandaw Monastery ©
Shwenandaw Monastery
Mandalay Hill ©
Mandalay Hill

2
nights
Dhaka City, Bangladesh

Dhaka City ©
One of the most congested and busiest cities in the world, Dhaka has a great deal to offer for everyone's taste.
Hatirjheel has been added to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Lalbag Fort, admire the striking features of National Parliament House, pause for some photo ops at Shahid Minar, and take a leisurely stroll along Sadarghat.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Dhaka City trip planner .

You can fly from Mandalay to Dhaka City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Mandalay to Dhaka City is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dhaka City

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lalbag Fort ©
Lalbag Fort
National Parliament House ©
National Parliament House
Dhakeshwari Temple ©
Dhakeshwari Temple

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