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Looking for advice on short Burma itinerary

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My husband and I are headed back to South East Asia this July. We'll be in Cambodia and Burma for two weeks. This will be his 2nd and my 4th trip to Cambodia but neither of us has been to Burma. We are going to Cambodia to visit friends and travel a bit outside the normal Siem Reap temple circuit.

We'll spend 6 days in Cambodia, and then head to Burma. From what I can tell, the most economical way to get there from Siem Reap is Air Asia, through Bangkok. The flight leaves at 12:15 pm and arrives at 5:20 PM in Yangon, so basically kills our day in both places. But at $150 pp all in, it's really the most reasonable option. No one seems to fly the route nonstop. Bangkok Airways can get us there earlier (around 2:30 pm) but it's $380 for the same flight.

Saturday- Because we arrive so late, it gives us no time to see anything in Yangon AND no time to catch a connecting flight to anywhere else. Should we bother going in to Yangon or should we stay near the airport and take the earliest flight to Bagan we can?
Sunday-Fly to Bagan
Monday -Bagan
Tuesday- Fly to Heho for Inle Lake
Wenesday-Inle Lake
Thursday-inle Lake
Friday- Fly to Yangon
Sat AM-all day Saturday in Yangon, midnight departure back to US

I am nervous about waiting until Saturday to fly back to Yangon to catch a flight leaving at midnight. That just seems like it's cutting it too close in a country not really known for precision in air travel. :-)

I know, it's a rushed trip, but it's what we've got. Is there a better way/order in which to arrange the days? Is there a way to avoid the night in Yangon at the start of the trip?

Thanks in advance for any advice!

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