Myanmar 10 day itinerary

Myanmar 10 day itinerary

Our guide for Myanmar 10 days itinerary provides very comprehensive information for your travel plan to our country. You`ll find not only travel facts up to date but also different itineraries to spend 10 days in Myanmar. 

Is 10 days enough for a holiday to Myanmar ?

10 days is good to spend on a holiday to Myanmar. It allows you to experience the iconic sites from south to north. During 10 day trip, there are opportunities to delve into the authentic Burmese culture, admiring its splendid as well travel through its timeless pagodas.

What to see in a 10 day trip in Myanmar ? Update 2024

Honestly, you may not be able to soak in all that Myanmar has to offer but yes, the most remarkable ones.

Behold the templescape of Bagan

Undoubtedly, Bagan is a must-see for any Myanmar itinerary. It boasts some 2200 Buddhist temples and pagodas remaining from XI century. For the first time, you`ll surely be astonished by how this holy plain can exist in Asia with all sizes and different architects. For many visitors, if they can fly on a hot air balloon to view the pagodas and Irrawaddy river, it could complete part of their travel bucket list.
For those who are interested in photography, Bagan Photography Tour could be a wonderful option. 

See the beautiful Inle Lake

Lying in the Shan state, Inle Lake draws travelers thanks to its magnificent setting. Inle is stuffed with still villages where you can see local people making lotus silk, Burmese cigar or umbrellas. It is not mentioned the floating gardens where the tomato plantation is very famous.

Adventure into the past in Mandalay

If you are after culture and history, Mandalay is arguably the best place to do so in Myanmar. The city itself has many historical sites including Royal Palace, Monastery and many golden pagodas. It is not all, the surrounding areas of Mandalay are home to 4 ancient capitals of the Burma Kingdom including Inwa, Mingun, Amarapura and Sagaing. Another reason that Mandalay should be on your list for Myanmar's 10-day itinerary is its Gem Market which is the only one in Asia.
See also: Mandalay Tour Packages

Admire Shwedagon pagoda

It is said that your tour to Myanmar is incomplete without visiting Shwedagon pagoda. The pagoda contains so much history and culture reflected through its architecture and valuable relics. In the evening, Shwedagon turns sparkling and can be seen from almost everywhere in Yangon.

Wander in Pyin Oo Lwin

Staying on an elevation of 3,500 feet, Pyin Oo Lwin is known as the best summer escape. The whole area served as the holiday hub for British officers during the colonial time. Nowadays, Pyin Oo Lwin is an attractive destination for adventurers who want to explore the less-visited trekking paths, learn about Myanmar`s national botanical garden or simply enjoy waterfall hopping.

Trek in Kalaw

Whether your trek in Myanmar is to uncover the country`s hidden gem or encounter the friendly locals, Kalaw has everything to lure your trip. This hill station is a good base to kick off the treks that last from 1 to 3 days. While the short trek provides a beautiful experience with visits to a tea plantation and hill tribe villages, the longer ones take you to Inle through amazing mountain passes.

Ngapali Beach

Wanna have beach time for your 10-day Myanmar itinerary? make sure you keep at least 2 days for Ngapali. Stretching over 3 km, and full of powdery sand; Ngapali is the most popular destination for beaches in Myanmar. There is no shortage of luxury hotels and beachfront resorts.

Myanmar 10-day itinerary: classic adventure

This itinerary showcases the contrast of Myanmar, letting you immerse into the highlights of each place you travel to.
Day 01: Yangon Arrival
Day 02: Yangon City Tour – Inle Lake
Day 03: Inle Lake – Indein stupas and floating villages
Day 04: Inle Lake – Mandalay
Day 05: Visit Mandalay's Ancient capitals
Day 06: Mandalay – Pyin Oo Lwin
Day 07: River cruise from Mandalay to Bagan
Day 08: Explore Bagan`s pagoda
Day 09: Bagan – Yangon by air
Day 10: Yangon departure

Myanmar 10 days Holiday with beach

A great combination of cultural exploration with beach relaxation makes this itinerary a good choice for 10 days in Myanmar
Day 01: Yangon Arrival
Day 02: Yangon circle train – visit Thanlyin – Yangon
Day 03: Yangon – Bagan by air. Visit Bagan`s pagoda
Day 04: Bagan balloon or Bagan traditional village + sunset cruise
Day 05: Bagan – Inle Lake by air. Visit Kalaw hill station
Day 06: Inle Lake – traditional villages
Day 07: Inle Lake – Ngapali Beach by air
Day 08: Ngapali Beach
Day 09: Ngapali Beach – Yangon
Day 10: Yangon city tour – Departure.

Adventure Burma 10 days itinerary

This trip takes you in Yangon, Bagan, and Shan State where your adventure is filled with numerous activities. While in Yangon, you`ll cross the river to see real local life, Bagan welcomes you with styled photography tour. Shan State is kept for elephant camp visits and thrilling treks.
Day 01: Yangon arrival. Visit Shwedagon pagoda
Day 02: Yangon – Twante by bike
Day 03: Yangon – Bagan. Embark on Bagan photography tour
Day 04: Bagan by ebike Day 05: Bagan – Kalaw by air. Visit Kalaw Elephant Camp.
Day 06: Kalaw Waterfall hoping
Day 07: Kalaw trek
Day 08: Trekking to Inle Lake
Day 09: Inle Lake market – Indein stupas. Flight back to Yangon
Day 10: Yangon departure

Burma 10 day itinerary for family holiday

When it comes to the family-friendly itinerary, it should include not only fun-packed activities but also education and cultural purposes. This program could meet such requirements:
Day 01: Arrive in Yangon Visit the National museum and Chinatown
Day 02: Yangon Culture Exploration
Learn about Yangon`s past through a Heritage Walk. Take a trishaw ride to Yangon`s downtown. See Karaweik palace.
Day 03: Yangon – Bagan. Explore Mural art, and different pagodas. Puppet show
Day 04: Bagan full day trip Morning is spent for an impressive Balloon Ride.
The day is left for a horse cart ride to explore some remote villages and schools. Sunset river cruise from the Old Bagan
Day 05: Bagan – Mandalay – Pyin Oo Lwin
Fly to Mandalay then head to Pyin Oo Lwin to visit the botanical garden, enjoy a coffee tour to the local plantation.
Day 06: Mandalay's ancient capitals
A guided day tour to some of Mandalay`s most fascinating sites: 2 of 4 ancient capitals. Sunset by Ubein bridge.
Day 07: Mandalay – Kalaw
Visit the elephant camp and trek in the forest.
Day 08: Kalaw - Inle Lake sightseeing
Spend a full day uncovering the beauty of Inle Lake from one side to another. 
Day 09: Inle Lake market & village. Fly back to Yangon
Another day to see the friendly hill tribes in Shan state, join them in their weekly market before you head back to Yangon
Day 10: Yangon departure
Rest at leisure before you go to the airport for your departure. 

How much do you need for 10 days in Myanmar?

Myanmar has room for all travel budgets. For backpackers, you can expect to spend from $25/ day including accommodation, food, and transfer.
If you prefer to stay in good hotels ( from 3 stars), taking a private tour guide with a good car to take you to different locations, you should prepare to spend from $80/per person/ day. This fee should cover the entrance fee for certain tourist sites as well. However, if your travel involves internal flights, then you should add $80/ flight ( on average).
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Myanmar 10 days itinerary Frequently asked questions

Common questions for planning trips to Myanmar

Can we add an overnight river cruise to the Myanmar Itinerary?

Yes, you can add 1 night or 2 nights Myanmar river cruise on the route from Bagan to Mandalay. This is a beguiling sail that pasts the serene areas of the Irrawaddy River with interesting shore excursions.

Is there any water/ ocean destination to spend 10 days in Burma?

The Mergui Archipelago has 800 islands and is mostly uninhabited is the best place to spend 5 to 7 days sailing with options for diving, and island hopping. You can then add the rest to unearth the charm of Yangon and Bagan.

Do I need a visa to visit Myanmar?

Yes, Visa is compulsory for any visit to Myanmar.
All travelers need to have a visa or Evisa to take the flight or enter the country by any authorized border gate. 
There are 2 ways to obtain Myanmar Visa: getting it from an Embassy or submit online for Evisa. 
Here is our up-to-date information for Myanmar Visa 

What is the best time to visit Myanmar?

According to travel experts, the best time to visit Myanmar is from November to March. The weather is cool, with no rain and very pleasant. However, each season in Myanmar has its own character. You still can enjoy many things in summer for example while paying much less than in winter time.

Is it easy to do a self-organized trip in Myanmar?

Provided you make a good itinerary that allows some changes if needed you can travel by yourself in Myanmar. All the travel services including ticketing, accommodation now can be arranged online. 
Here are some tips to make sure your travel is smooth:
- Reconfirm all your bookings by phone before you arrive in Myanmar
- Buy a Myanmar sim card to use the internet and make a phone call during your travel
- Note all the necessary phone numbers to use: hotline for Myanmar tourism, people you know in Myanmar. 

Can I do a self-drive adventure in Myanmar?

Travelers can only drive the vehicle either in their own vehicle or the rental one when they register for a Myanmar caravan tour. For all other cases, you are not allowed to drive.
The traffic in Myanmar is different from other countries. 


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