10 days in Bhutan Itinerary

10 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Thimphu
— 3 nights
2
Gangtey
— 1 night
3
Punakha
— 1 night
4
Jakar
— 1 night
5
Paro
— 3 nights

3
nights
Thimphu

Thimphu ©
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Thimphu is known for scenic drive, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang, make a trip to Bhutan Post Office Headquarters, examine the collection at Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Motithang Takin Preserve.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Thimphu trip planner.

Pune, India to Thimphu is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Bhutan Time (BTT) is 0.5 hours. In May in Thimphu, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gangtey.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours Historic Sites Scenic Drive
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Kuenselphodrang ©
Kuenselphodrang
Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) ©
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)

1
night
Gangtey

Gangtey ©
Surrounded by towering mountains and traversed by two meandering rivers, Gangtey is one of the most pristine tourist sites in Bhutan, set in a wide, flat glacial valley.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangtey Monastery and then admire the verdant scenery at Phobjikha Valley.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gangtey trip planner.

You can drive from Thimphu to Gangtey in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Punakha.

Things to do in Gangtey

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Phobjikha Valley
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Phobjikha Valley ©
Phobjikha Valley
Gangtey Monastery ©
Gangtey Monastery

1
night
Punakha

Punakha ©
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi Lhakhang Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, and then take in the views from Punakha Suspension Bridge.

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Getting from Gangtey to Punakha by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Jakar.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
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Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Chimi Lhakhang Temple ©
Chimi Lhakhang Temple
Punakha Suspension Bridge ©
Punakha Suspension Bridge

1
night
Jakar

Jakar ©
Jakar is a town in the central-eastern region of Bhutan. On the 26th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Jakar Dzong, thenexamine the collection at Ogyen Choling Palace Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jambay Lhakhang Temple.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Jakar trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Punakha to Jakar in 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Paro.

Things to do in Jakar

Museums Historic Sites
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Ogyen Choling Palace Museum ©
Ogyen Choling Palace Museum
Jambay Lhakhang Temple ©
Jambay Lhakhang Temple
Jakar Dzong ©
Jakar Dzong

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nights
Paro

Paro ©
A charming historic town with many sacred sites cradled in a verdant valley, Paro offers a scenic base to explore the important Buddhist attractions and pristine nature around it.
When in Paro, make a side trip to see Lhakhang Karpo in Ha, approximately Ha away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paro Taktsang, take a memorable drive along Chele La Pass, take in the views from Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge, and appreciate the history behind Dasho Nishioka Chorten.

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Drive from Jakar to Paro in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Paro are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Lhakhang Karpo
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Paro Taktsang ©
Paro Taktsang
National Museum ©
National Museum
Chele La Pass ©
Chele La Pass

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