31 days in Myanmar Itinerary

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Mandalay
— 5 nights
Taxi to Mandalay, Fly to Pindaya
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Pindaya
— 1 night
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Kengtung
— 1 night
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Nyaungshwe
— 4 nights
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Kalaw
— 2 nights
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Bagan
— 9 nights
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Mrauk U
— 2 nights
Ferry to Sittwe, Fly to Yangon (Rangoon)
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Yangon (Rangoon)
— 6 nights
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Mandalay — 5 nights

Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and U Min Thonze Caves. Venture out of the city with trips to Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) (Spas, National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens, &more) and Sagaing (Soon U Ponya Shin Paya & Sagaing Hill). There's still lots to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Maha Myat Muni Pagoda- Mahamuni Buddha Temple, make a trip to Mandalay Palace, and appreciate the history behind Mahamuni Image.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mandalay trip itinerary planning app.

Singapore, Singapore to Mandalay is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Myanmar Time, which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pindaya.
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Pindaya — 1 night

Pindaya is a town in the Shan State of Burma. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look for gifts at Aung Umbrella, then explore the fascinating underground world of Pindaya Caves, and then explore the activities along Pone Taloke Lake.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pindaya online trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Mandalay to Pindaya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can fly to Kengtung.
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Kengtung — 1 night

Kengtung is a town in Shan State, Burma. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Yat Taw Mu Bouddha, stop by Hill Tribe Village, then make a trip to Kengtung Market, and finally don't miss a visit to Water Buffalo Market.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kengtung trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Pindaya to Kengtung takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Nyaungshwe.
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Nyaungshwe — 4 nights

Once the capital of the Shan Kingdom, Nyaungshwe is a vibrant tourist hub of Myanmar.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kakku Pagodas and Hpaung Daw U Pagoda. Venture out of the city with trips to Taunggyi (Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, Floating Gardens, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Inle Lake, stop by Ei Ei Silver Shop, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and experience rural life at Lotus Garden.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nyaungshwe trip planner.

Fly from Kengtung to Nyaungshwe in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kalaw.
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Kalaw — 2 nights

Established by British civil servants as a summer resort, Kalaw retains much of its colonial feel.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then don't miss a visit to Shwe Oo Min Pagoda. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, head outdoors with Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp- Day Tours, and then get great views at Christ The King Church.

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Traveling by car from Nyaungshwe to Kalaw takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can fly to Bagan.
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Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:

Bagan — 9 nights

The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dhammayan Gyi Temple and Htilominlo Pahto. Go for a jaunt from Bagan to Popa to see Mt Popa about 1h 35 min away. Spend the 23rd (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's much more to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sulamani Guphaya Temple, look for gifts at Golden Cuckoo Lacquerware, and don't miss a visit to Upali Thein.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bagan planning app.

Fly from Kalaw to Bagan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mrauk U.
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Mrauk U — 2 nights

Mrauk U is an archaeologically important town in northern Rakhine State, Myanmar. On the 24th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Andaw Thein Temple, don't miss a visit to Shitthaung Temple, and then explore the ancient world of Mrauk-U. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Htukkam Thein, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koe Thaung Temple, and then don't miss a visit to Shwe Taung Pagoda.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mrauk U tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Bagan to Mrauk U in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Yangon (Rangoon).
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Yangon (Rangoon) — 6 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Photography Tours and Food Tours. Step out of Yangon (Rangoon) to go to Pabedan and see Bogyoke Aung San Market, which is approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwedagon Pagoda, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, appreciate the history behind Taukkyan War Cemetery, and contemplate the waterfront views at Inya Lake.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Mrauk U to Yangon (Rangoon) takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Jan 25 — 31:

Myanmar travel guide

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Golden Land
Closed to Western travelers for most of the 20th century, Myanmar draws an increasing number of visitors with its gilded pagodas and elaborately decorated temples. Visitors looking for sun and sand opt to vacation on Myanmar's many isolated beaches, ideal for escaping the modern world and kicking back with a drink and a book. In the cities, savvy shoppers easily find bargains on high-quality textiles, antiques, traditional tapestries, and precious stones. A well-rounded Myanmar itinerary also includes a few leisurely activities, like drinking tea at a cozy teahouse, enjoying a hearty meal at a family-run eatery, and pausing to contemplate at a centuries-old Buddhist shrine.
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