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Gorgeous lakes, striking ancient monuments, monasteries that go back by centuries, and a collection of gilded pagodas that burnish in the morning sun make Myanmar a truly marvelous destination to visit. Make the most of your vacation by spending at least ten days in Myanmar. Tick off the highlights of Bagan, Yangon, and Mandalay. See devotees adorn Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda with gold leaves and visit artisans weaving silk, carving wood, and making lacquerware in their workshops. Do not forget to try out some toothsome dishes during your trip to Myanmar in the country.

Check out our list of Myanmar itineraries that last from nine to ten days below for more information.

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Shwedagon Pagoda highlighted in the beautiful Myanmar skyline
Yangon holds many different attractions out of which Shwedagon Pagoda has to be one of its greatest.
Day 1 Welcome to Mandalay
Day 2 Discover Mandalay during a sightseeing tour
Day 3 Go on a horse-cart ride in Ava, take a night bus to Bagan
Day 4 See ancient monuments of Bagan
Day 5 Transfer to Nyaungshwe by bus
Day 6 Enjoy a boat tour across Inle Lake
Day 7 See pagoda ruins in Indein and take a bus to Yangon
Day 8 Explore Yangon on your own
Day 9 Go on a sightseeing tour of Yangon
Day 10 Transfer to Yangon airport for your flight back home

Starting from Mandalay, this ten-day Myanmar tour takes you through a myriad of famous religious and historical sites, including Bargayar Monastery, Mandalay Royal Palace, Kuthodaw Pagoda, and MyingabaGuByaukGyi Temple. See the Upein Bridge before you cross the Myitnge River to reach Ava. Enjoy a trip to Sagaing Hill and take in the splendid views of the Ayeyarwady River. Transfer to Bagan and discover the fascinating paintings of Dhamayangyi Pagoda. Go on a boat ride in Inle Lake and visit Indein village before your journey comes to an end in Yangon. 


Ngapali beach in Myanmar is a hot destination in Asia
Unlike most beaches in Asia, Ngapali is peaceful without any of the noisy-touristy bars
Day 1 Take your first steps in Yangon
Day 2 Fly to Bagan and explore the city on a bicycle
Day 3 Cook traditional Myanmar cuisine in Bagan
Day 4 Head for Mandalay by private minibus
Day 5 Explore the Ayeyarwady River during a boat trip
Day 6 Travel to Nyaungshwe, gateway to Inle Lake
Day 7 Enjoy a canoe ride in Inle Lake
Day 8 Catch a flight to Yangon, visit Shwedagon Pagoda
Day 9 Bid farewell to Yangon

Catch glimpses of Myanmar’s top attractions during this nine-day tour. Arrive in Yangon and visit Bogyoke Market and Sule Pagoda. Transfer to Bagan and discover its ancient monuments by bicycle. Cook scrumptious Myanmar cuisines alongside a culinary expert while in the city. Next, enjoy a boat ride in the Ayeyarwady River. Head to Nyaungshwe with a detour in Meiktila village, where you can swap stories with the locals. Explore Lake Inle during a canoe ride and take in its surreal beauty. 


Dolphins swimming alongside a boat in Langkawi
If you go cruising down the Geoforest in Langkawi, you might find yourself in contact with the amazing dolphins
Day 1 Welcome to Yangon
Day 2 Discover Yangon’s colonial history
Day 3 Fly to Heho, board a private longboat to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda
Day 4 Explore Inle Lake by boat and attend a cooking class
Day 5 Travel to Mandalay, visit ancient monasteries and pagodas
Day 6 Enjoy a cruise tour in Ayeyarwady River
Day 7 Continue to Bagan via Pakkoku, dive into local culture
Day 8 See Bagan’s pagodas and temples
Day 9 Catch a flight to Yangon
Day 10 Say goodbye to Myanmar

This ten-day trip lets you dig deep into Myanmar’s cultural heritage. Gaze at the stunning colonial monuments of Yangon. Then fly to Heho and set sail across the calming waters of Inle Lake, stopping by at Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery. Cook delectable Burmese dishes along with the Intha people. Then fly to Mandalay and visit its famous Mahamuni Pagoda. Discover how gold leaves are beaten into size at a workshop and marvel at the mighty Mingun Pagoda as you cruise along the Ayeyarwady River. Enjoy the market scene of Pakkoku en route to Bagan. Remember to buy some souvenirs from the Bogyoke Aung San Market before returning to Yangon. 


Holy sites around old Bagan
The ancient city of Bagan during sunset
Day 1 Transfer to your hotel on landing in Yangon's airport
Day 2 Discover Yangon during a guided tour
Day 3 Take a flight to Bagan for a temple tour
Day 4 Drive to Mount Popa, enjoy sunset cruise in Ayarwaddy River
Day 5 Fly to Mandalay, explore Inwa on horse-drawn cart
Day 6 Discover the highlights of Mingun, watch sunset from Mandalay Hill
Day 7 Fly to Heho, enjoy one-hour boat ride in Inle Lake
Day 8 Enjoy sunset cruise in Inle Lake
Day 9 Transfer to Yangon for your return flight back home

Enjoy this well-round, nine-day Myanmar tour and tick dozens off your bucket list. Discover Yangon during a sightseeing tour. Visit the majestic Karaweik Hall and see Chauk That Gyi Pagoda. Take in its impressive colonial monuments before flying to Bagan, a city of temples and monasteries. Discover some of Bagan’s finest monuments before it is time to relish breathtaking views from the hilltop monastery of Popa Taung Kalat. See Nan Myint Watch Tower in Inwa and take in the sights and sounds of the bustling Zegyo Market in Mingun. Ride a horse-drawn cart in Inwa, cruise down the Ayarwaddy River, and take in the beauty of Inle Lake during a boat trip. 

Published by David Lee, updated on April 10, 2024
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