8 days in Myanmar Itinerary

8 days in Myanmar Itinerary

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8 days in Myanmar Itinerary

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

1
night
Yangon (Rangoon)

Yangon (Rangoon) ©
Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Shwedagon Pagoda, take an in-depth tour of Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Botahtaung Pagoda, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaukhtatgyi Buddha. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at U Thant House, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda, and finally look for gifts at Retroretro.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Yangon (Rangoon) trip builder site .

Bangkok, Thailand to Yangon (Rangoon) is an approximately 2-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nyaungshwe.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Shwedagon Pagoda ©
Shwedagon Pagoda
Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda ©
Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda
Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue ©
Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue

2
nights
Nyaungshwe

Nyaungshwe ©
On the 14th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwe Yan Pyay, explore the galleries of Gallery 19, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Inle Lake. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ywa Thit Monastery, then stroll through Htat Eian Cave Temple, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nyaungshwe day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Yangon (Rangoon) to Nyaungshwe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bagan.

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Parks Nature Tours
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Inle Lake ©
Inle Lake
Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung ©
Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung

3
nights
Bagan

Bagan ©
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dhammayangyi Temple and Shwe La Yaung Lacquerware Shop. Get some historical perspective at Sulamani Guphaya Temple and Htilominlo Pahto. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Bagan Temples, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thatbyinnyu Temple, steep yourself in history at Shwesandaw Pagoda, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bagan trip builder app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Nyaungshwe to Bagan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Mandalay.

Things to do in Bagan

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Dhammayan Gyi Temple ©
Dhammayan Gyi Temple
Sulamani Guphaya Temple ©
Sulamani Guphaya Temple
Htilominlo Pahto ©
Htilominlo Pahto

1
night
Mandalay

Mandalay ©
Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Maha Myat Muni Pagoda- Mahamuni Buddha Temple, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then admire the landmark architecture of Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mandalay itinerary builder .

You can drive from Bagan to Mandalay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mandalay

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

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