31 days in Yangon (Rangoon), Taunggyi & Mandalay Region Itinerary

31 days in Yangon (Rangoon), Taunggyi & Mandalay Region Itinerary

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Yangon (Rangoon)
— 10 nights
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Taunggyi
— 5 nights
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Mandalay
— 6 nights
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Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)
— 1 night
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Bagan
— 7 nights
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Popa
— 1 night

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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.
Shwedagon Pagoda and Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Balloon Rides and Myaing Hay Wun Elephant Camp. Change things up with these side-trips from Yangon (Rangoon): Shwe San Daw Pagoda (in Twantay) and Bago (Kambazathadi Golden Palace, Shwethalyaung Buddha, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda, stop by Yangon Chinatown, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Yangon (Rangoon) road trip planning website.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Yangon (Rangoon). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Taunggyi.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Shwedagon Pagoda ©
Shwedagon Pagoda
Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda ©
Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda
Swe Taw Myat Pagoda ©
Swe Taw Myat Pagoda

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Taunggyi

Taunggyi ©
A major trading city in the mountains, Taunggyi offers good access to the plains and hills of the state.
Visit Sagar Village and Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Indein Village and Sikh Temple. Change things up with a short trip to Pone Taloke Lake in Pindaya (about 1h 30 min away). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Kakku Pagodas, take in the awesome beauty at Main Ma Ye' Tha-Khin-Ma Mountain, take in nature's colorful creations at Floating Gardens, and explore the fascinating underground world of Htam Sam Cave.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Taunggyi day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Yangon (Rangoon) to Taunggyi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Mandalay.

Things to do in Taunggyi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Indein Village ©
Indein Village
Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery ©
Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery
Sikh Temple ©
Sikh Temple

6
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Mandalay

Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
Bagaya Monastery and Sanda Muni Paya will appeal to history buffs. Maha Aung Mye Bon Zan Monastery and Shwe In Bin Monastry are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jade Pagoda Mandalay, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, appreciate the history behind Mahamuni Image, and gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Taunggyi to Mandalay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can take a shuttle to Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo).

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sanda Muni Paya ©
Sanda Muni Paya
Maha Myat Muni Pagoda- Mahamuni Buddha Temple ©

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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.
On the 23rd (Wed), explore the striking landscape of National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens, then take in the dramatic scenery at Anisakan Falls, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) attractions planner.

Getting from Mandalay to Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) by shuttle takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bagan.

Things to do in Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)

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

7
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Bagan

Bagan ©
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bagan Temples and Thatbyinnyu Temple. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ananda Temple and Gawdawpalin Temple. Step out of Bagan with an excursion to Shwe La Yaung Lacquerware Shop in Myin Ka Bar--about 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lemyethna Temple, steep yourself in history at Gubyaukgyi Temple, and don't miss a visit to Yandabo Village Pottery.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bagan trip planner.

Drive from Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) to Bagan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Popa.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

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Ananda Temple ©
Ananda Temple
Thatbyinnyu Temple ©
Thatbyinnyu Temple
Bagan Temples ©
Bagan Temples

1
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Popa

Popa ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mt Popa.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Popa visit planner.

Traveling by car from Bagan to Popa takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Popa

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mt Popa ©
Mt Popa

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