9 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Myanmar Itinerary

9 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Myanmar Itinerary

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9 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Myanmar Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
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Nyaungshwe, Myanmar
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
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Bagan, Myanmar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
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Mandalay, Myanmar
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta), India

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): look for gifts at Kumortuli, get a new perspective on nature at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), then buy something for everyone on your list at Quest Mall, then explore the galleries of CIMA Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Gallery Kolkata. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, then explore the different monuments and memorials at South Park Street Cemetery, then wander the streets of Park Street, and finally hunt for treasures at Hatibagan Market.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip planning tool .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Kolkata (Calcutta) can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Park Street ©
Park Street
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
South Park Street Cemetery ©
South Park Street Cemetery

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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.
On the 26th (Thu), soar above the sights with a balloon tour, hunt for treasures at Bogyoke Aung San Market, then stop by My-Hoya Gem and Jewelry Shop, then take in the exciting artwork at Trish Gallery, and finally explore the galleries of Gallery 65. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Botahtaung Pagoda, take in the exciting artwork at Wired 0n 39, then pause for some photo ops at Shwedagon Pagoda, and finally view the masterpieces at Studio Square.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Yangon (Rangoon) visit planner.

You can fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Yangon (Rangoon) in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Yangon (Rangoon), you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nyaungshwe.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

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Shwedagon Pagoda ©
Shwedagon Pagoda
Chaukhtatgyi Buddha ©
Chaukhtatgyi Buddha
Botahtaung Pagoda ©
Botahtaung Pagoda

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Nyaungshwe, Myanmar

Nyaungshwe ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ywa Thit Monastery, then take in the exciting artwork at Gallery 19, then explore the activities along Inle Lake, and finally do a tasting at Red Mountain Estate Vineyards & Winery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Nyaungshwe tour itinerary planning app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Yangon (Rangoon) to Nyaungshwe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bagan.

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Inle Lake ©
Inle Lake

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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.
On the 29th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sulamani Guphaya Temple, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shwezigon Paya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Bagan Temples, contemplate the long history of Shwesandaw Pagoda, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhammayan Gyi Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananda Temple.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bagan trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Nyaungshwe to Bagan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mandalay.

Things to do in Bagan

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Bagan Temples ©
Bagan Temples
Ananda Temple ©
Ananda Temple
Shwesandaw Pagoda ©
Shwesandaw Pagoda

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanda Muni Paya, then admire the striking features of Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book, then admire the landmark architecture of Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung), and finally contemplate the long history of Mandalay Palace. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahamuni Image, stop by Soe Moe Myanmar Handicrafts, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mingun Pahtodawgyi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jade Pagoda Mandalay, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bagaya Monastery.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mandalay trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Bagan to Mandalay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mandalay

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Shwenandaw Monastery ©
Shwenandaw Monastery
Pahtodawgyi ©
Pahtodawgyi

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