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Where to start and finish in Burma?

Posted by gandhim on 29/8/2014 at 10:37

Hi All,
I will be travelling in Burma from 22 September through to 16 October.
I want to know where is the best place to start and finish my travels during this period in terms of weather and rain. I will be using buses and trains.
Should I fly into Mandalay on 22 Sept and work my way down to Yangon because it is drier up north in September?
Or should it be the other way round - fly into Yangon in September, work my way up and fly out of Mandalay on 16 October?
Is Bagan's weather better in early October as compared to late September?
Your advice will really help me book my flights and make the best of my trip in Burma.
Thank you all!!

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Posted by captainbkk on 3/9/2014 at 04:59

toss a coin-or ask your fortuneteller. On such short terms it all boils down to pure chance and luck/unluck of the moment.

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Posted by chengywong83 on 10/9/2014 at 23:45

I recently traveled to Burma and we spent 11 days there. And here's the route we took starting from Yangon and head up to the north:

We arrived Yangon on the 1st day. As soon as we arrived, we took the night bus to Bagan . The journey took us about 8-9 hours. There's not much to see in Yangon, so perhaps i think spending 1-2 days is more than sufficient. I highly recommend you to spend more days in Bagan of course and Inle Lake / Nyaung Shwe and Mandalay of course covering Inwa (Ava) and Sagaing which is out of town as well. The journey in between Bagan - Mandalay - Inle Lake are nearby. I've recently blogged about it, you may check out the site for a more detailed itinerary of mine.

Happy Planning and do let me know if you need any further details.

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Posted by aleeza on 12/9/2014 at 02:19

I did not visit Burma but I suggest you Myanmar travel guide about Burma which will help you to make your visit more enjoyful and also keep in mind that you can't change your schedule as dry season start from November.

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