17 days in Shan State Itinerary

17 days in Shan State Itinerary

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17 days in Shan State Itinerary

Start: Yangon (Rangoon)
Fly:  1​h 45​min
1
Kengtung
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Kalaw
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Hsipaw
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Nyaungshwe
— 6 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
End: Yangon (Rangoon)

2
nights
Kengtung

Kengtung ©
Kengtung is a town in Shan State, Burma. Kengtung is known for nature and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Kengtung Market, explore the activities along Naung Tung Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Zom Kham, and stop by Hill Tribe Village.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kengtung online driving holiday planner .

Yangon (Rangoon) to Kengtung is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Kalaw.

Things to do in Kengtung

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Nong tung Lake
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Naung Tung Lake ©
Naung Tung Lake
Nong tung Lake ©
Nong tung Lake

4
nights
Kalaw

Established by British civil servants as a summer resort, Kalaw retains much of its colonial feel.
Get out of town with these interesting Kalaw side-trips: Main Ma Ye' Tha-Khin-Ma Mountain (in Taunggyi) and Pindaya Caves (in Pindaya). There's still lots to do: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hnee Paya, admire the striking features of Kalaw Railway Station, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kalaw trip builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kengtung to Kalaw in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. You will leave for Hsipaw on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Kalaw

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Main Ma Ye' Tha-Khin-Ma Mountain, Pindaya Caves
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Climbing Tours
Pindaya Caves ©
Pindaya Caves
Shwe Oo Min Pagoda ©
Shwe Oo Min Pagoda

4
nights
Hsipaw

Hsipaw ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hsipaw: Goke Hteik Viaduct (in Nawnghkio) and Lashio (Mansu Pagoda, Wat Yai Dao Ao, & more).

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hsipaw trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Kalaw to Hsipaw takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. You will leave for Nyaungshwe on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Hsipaw

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Lashio, Goke Hteik Viaduct
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Mr. Bike Hsipaw Trekking ©
Mr. Bike Hsipaw Trekking
Goke Hteik Viaduct ©
Goke Hteik Viaduct
Mr Book ©
Mr Book

6
nights
Nyaungshwe

Nyaungshwe ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nyaungshwe: Taunggyi (Ko Than Hlaing, Hpaung Daw U Pagoda, & more).

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nyaungshwe day trip app .

Traveling by car from Hsipaw to Nyaungshwe takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Taunggyi
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Inle Lake ©
Inle Lake
Indein Village ©
Indein Village
Red Mountain Estate Vineyards & Winery ©

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