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Is there a better way to break up this itinerary?

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Is there a better way to break up this itinerary?

I'm currently in Loikaw, will be doing some trekking tomorrow and then hoping the leave the day after. My plan was to go to Yangon, however the only bus available is a 3pm overnight that goes for about 12 or 13 hours.

I'm really not keen on that option so is there somewhere in between I could go to ease the travel time a bit? I don't mind the 7-8 hour rides during the day but the above mentioned I don't really want to do.

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1. Re: Is there a better way to break up this itinerary?

Not sure of your bus route but it is goes to Taungoo that should be about halfway. Actually Taungoo is only about 5 hours from Yangon. Or you maybe able to get a bus to Thazi. You could take the train to Thazi but I think it will be an early start and a long day.

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2. Re: Is there a better way to break up this itinerary?

I did a similar route earlier this year:

1. Loikwa to Tungoo by bus. Very beautiful scenery, but it is far from a direct route, traveling well to the north, then west and finally south. Seem to recall it taking eight hours.

2. Train from Tungoo to Yangon, but I got off in Bago to further break up the trip and check out Bago for a couple of days.

Safe travels :)

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