30 days in Bhutan Itinerary

30 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bhutan trip planner

Make it your trip
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Paro
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bumthang
— 3 nights
Drive
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Punakha
— 3 nights
Drive
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Wangdue
— 2 nights
Drive
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Trongsa District
— 3 nights
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Drive to Bathpalathang, Fly to Paro, Drive to Chukha District
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Chukha District
— 3 nights
Drive
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Thimphu
— 8 nights
Drive
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Ha
— 3 nights
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Paro

— 3 nights
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.
Paro is known for historic sites, museums, and scenic drive. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Paro Taktsang, admire all the interesting features of Chele La Pass, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyichu Lhakhang, and examine the collection at National Museum.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Paro trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Paro is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Bhutan Time is 5 hours. While traveling from Zurich, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paro, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bumthang.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 14:

Bumthang

— 3 nights
Plan a trip to Bumthang to discover an area as rich in culture as it is in sweeping valley views.
Bumthang is known for nature, historic sites, and breweries & distilleries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurje Lhakhang, don't miss a visit to Ngang Lhakhang, contemplate the waterfront views at Burning Lake, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bumthang Brewery.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bumthang trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Paro to Bumthang in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Punakha.

Things to do in Bumthang

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:

Punakha

— 3 nights
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 18th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi Lhakhang Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, and finally take in the views from Punakha Suspension Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Park, Lampelri and then make a trip to Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Punakha tour planning website.

Drive from Bumthang to Punakha in 7 hours. On the 20th (Sat), you'll travel to Wangdue.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:

Wangdue

— 2 nights
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Gangtey Monastery, stroll through Phobjikha Valley, and then do some two-wheel cruising with Pele La.

Discover how to plan a Wangdue trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Punakha to Wangdue takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Trongsa District.

Things to do in Wangdue

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:

Trongsa District

— 3 nights
Trongsa District is one of the districts of Bhutan. Trongsa District is known for museums and scenic drive. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Tongsa Dzong, take a memorable drive along Yutong La Pass, and see the interesting displays at The Tower of Trongsa Museum.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Trongsa District online trip planner.

Getting from Wangdue to Trongsa District by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chukha District.

Things to do in Trongsa District

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 25:

Chukha District

— 3 nights
Chukha District is one of the 20 dzongkhag comprising Bhutan. Chukha District is known for historic sites and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Bhutan Gate, take in the waterfront at Torsa River Side, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zangto Pelri Lhakhang, and stroll through Amo Chhu Crocodile Breeding Centre.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Chukha District trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Trongsa District to Chukha District in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In November, daytime highs in Chukha District are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 28th (Sun), you'll travel to Thimphu.

Things to do in Chukha District

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 28:

Thimphu

— 8 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and stroll through Motithang Takin Preserve.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Thimphu tour builder tool.

You can drive from Chukha District to Thimphu in 2 hours. November in Thimphu sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ha.

Things to do in Thimphu

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 6:

Ha

— 3 nights
Ha or Has is a town and seat of Haa District in Bhutan.Ha is situated in the west of the Sandalwood Kingdom near Sikkim in the Ha Valley. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Lhakhang Karpo and then admire the verdant scenery at Haa Valley.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ha online trip maker.

Getting from Thimphu to Ha by car takes about 3 hours. On the 9th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Ha

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 9:

Bhutan travel guide

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Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Sacred & Religious Sites
Last Shangrila
Thanks to its location in the Himalayas, tiny Bhutan's main tourist attraction is its stunning natural scenery. The last of the world's Buddhist kingdoms, this mountainous country boasts stretches of fertile land and a small population surviving on subsistence farming. Visitors seeking culturally enriching experiences take a trip to Bhutan to discover a mysterious and magic mountain kingdom where traditional Buddhism slowly and carefully accepts the developments of the modern world. Popular things to do in this "Last Shangrila" include bird-watching, hiking, and biking through some of the planet's least-spoiled wilderness areas, where commercial tourism still seems a concept from a distant future.