54 days in Mandalay Region, Ko Samui & Chiang Mai Itinerary

54 days in Mandalay Region, Ko Samui & Chiang Mai Itinerary

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Mandalay, Myanmar
— 7 nights
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Bagan, Myanmar
— 9 nights
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Bophut, Thailand
— 14 nights
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Ang Thong, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 16 nights

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Mandalay, Myanmar

Mandalay ©
Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mahamuni Image and National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens. Popular historic sites such as Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book and Maha Aung Mye Bon Zan Monastery are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Mandalay: Inn Wa (in Amarapura), Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) (All Saints Anglican Church & Anisakan Falls) and Tamote Shwe Gu Gyi Pagoda (in Kyaukse). Spend a fun-filled day on the 6th (Thu) at Little Stars Water Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maha Myat Muni Pagoda- Mahamuni Buddha Temple, contemplate the long history of Kusinara Pagoda, don't miss a visit to Myanansankyaw The Royal Palace, and take in the views from U Bein Bridge.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Mandalay trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Mandalay is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Myanmar Time (MMT), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bagan.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Religious Site
Sanda Muni Paya
4.6
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Religious Site
Pahtodawgyi
4.2

9
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Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan ©
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sulamani Guphaya Temple and Htilominlo Pahto. Do some cultural sightseeing at Shwesandaw Pagoda and Bulethi. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Buphaya Paya, delve into the distant past at Shwe Leik Too, and steep yourself in history at Gubyaukgyi Temple.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bagan trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Mandalay to Bagan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping · Tours
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Historic Site
Shwesandaw Pagoda
4.4
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Religious Site
Shwezigon Pagoda
4.5

14
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Bophut, Thailand

Bophut
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Get some cultural insight at Wat Plai Laem and Secret Buddha Garden. Visiting Maenam Beach and Na Mueang-1 Waterfall will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Sanjana Armani International Suit (in Lamai Beach), Taling Ngam Muay Thai (in Taling Ngam) and Maret (Wat Samret, Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach), &more). On the 3rd (Wed), spend a cool day on the water with Nautiness Sailing. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Choeng Mon Beach, have fun at Samui Football Golf Club, stroll through Thongson Beach, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bophut itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Bagan to Bophut in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Myanmar Time (MMT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Bophut can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ang Thong.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

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Must see
Choeng Mon Beach
4.1
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Must see
Maenam Beach
4.3

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Ang Thong, Thailand

Ang Thong ©
As the capital of a province of the same name, Ang Thong boasts a rich history--most notably as an outpost during the war against the Burmese and the birthplace of Nai Dok and Nai Thongkaeo, two of the war's venerated heroes.
Step out of the city life by going to Ko Wua Talap Island and Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Ko Mae Ko.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ang Thong tour itinerary planner.

Ang Thong is just a short distance from Bophut. In July, daytime highs in Ang Thong are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. On the 9th (Tue), you're off to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ang Thong

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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Outdoor Activity
Ko Mae Ko
4.5

16
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Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai ©

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Wat Suan Dok. Escape the urban bustle at Thai Elephant Home and Climbing Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Chiang Mai side-trips: Lampang (Wat Phra That Lampang Luang & Thai Elephant Conservation Center), Umbrella Village - Bor Sang (in Bo Sang) and Mae Taeng (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Woody Elephant Sanctuary, &more). Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Doi Suthep-Pui National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pha Lat, admire the natural beauty at Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden, and admire all the interesting features of Chiang Mai Women Correctional Institution Vocational Training Center.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Ang Thong to Chiang Mai in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Chiang Mai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Nature / Park
Thai Elephant Home
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.4

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