8 days in Myanmar Itinerary

8 days in Myanmar Itinerary

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8 days in Myanmar Itinerary

Start: Dammam
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Mandalay
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
Bagan
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Nyaungshwe
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Yangon (Rangoon)
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Dammam

1
night
Mandalay

Mandalay ©
Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the striking features of Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book and then admire the landmark architecture of Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung). Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Mandalay Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shin Phu Me, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pahtodawgyi, and finally snap pictures at U Bein Bridge.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mandalay trip itinerary planning tool .

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Mandalay is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Dammam to Mandalay due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Mandalay

Historic Sites

Side Trips

U Bein Bridge, Shin Phu Me
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Shwenandaw Monastery ©
Shwenandaw Monastery
Mandalay Hill ©
Mandalay Hill

2
nights
Bagan

The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the ancient world of Bagan Temples, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then stop by Pomelo For Myanmar. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Shwesandaw Pagoda, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananda Temple, then contemplate the long history of Gubyaukgyi Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwezigon Pagoda.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bagan online itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Mandalay to Bagan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Nyaungshwe.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Balloon Rides
Bagan Temples ©
Bagan Temples
Ananda Temple ©
Ananda Temple

1
night
Nyaungshwe

Nyaungshwe ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): make a trip to Maing Thouk Village, learn about winemaking at Red Mountain Estate Vineyards & Winery, then explore the activities along Inle Lake, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nyaungshwe journey maker website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Bagan to Nyaungshwe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Parks Nature Spas
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Inle Lake ©
Inle Lake
Spas

2
nights
Yangon (Rangoon)

Yangon (Rangoon) ©
Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
On the 6th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, pause for some photo ops at Shwedagon Pagoda, then stroll around Kandawgyi Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Botahtaung Pagoda.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yangon (Rangoon) online trip maker .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Nyaungshwe to Yangon (Rangoon) in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Shwedagon Pagoda ©
Shwedagon Pagoda
Chaukhtatgyi Buddha ©
Chaukhtatgyi Buddha
Kandawgyi Park ©
Kandawgyi Park

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