31 days in Bhutan Itinerary

31 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paro
— 6 nights
2
Ha
— 1 night
3
Bumthang
— 3 nights
4
Trongsa
— 2 nights
5
Gangtey
— 1 night
6
Punakha
— 2 nights
7
Thimphu
— 14 nights

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Paro River and Paro Airport Bird's Eye View Point. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paro Taktsang, look for all kinds of wild species at Chumphu Nye, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and admire all the interesting features of Chele La Pass.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paro journey app.

Porto, Portugal to Paro is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Bhutan Time (BTT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Paro are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Ha.

Things to do in Paro

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Paro Taktsang ©
Paro Taktsang
Paro River ©
Paro River
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang

1
night
Ha

Ha ©
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. On the 9th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Lhakhang Karpo and then admire the verdant scenery at Haa Valley.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Ha trip app.

Traveling by car from Paro to Ha takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bumthang.

Things to do in Ha

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Haa Valley ©
Haa Valley
Lhakhang Karpo ©
Lhakhang Karpo

3
nights
Bumthang

Bumthang ©
Plan a trip to Bumthang to discover an area as rich in culture as it is in sweeping valley views.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kurje Lhakhang and Jambay Lhakhang Temple. Step out of Bumthang to go to Jakar and see Wangduechhoeling Palace, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Burning Lake, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bumthang Brewery, contemplate the long history of Chakhar Lhakhang "The Iron Castle", and admire the verdant scenery at Ura Valley.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bumthang trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Ha to Bumthang takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Trongsa.

Things to do in Bumthang

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jakar
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Burning Lake ©
Burning Lake
Kurje Lhakhang ©
Kurje Lhakhang
Chakhar Lhakhang ©
Chakhar Lhakhang "The Iron Castle"

2
nights
Trongsa

Trongsa ©
On the 13th (Mon), see the interesting displays at The Tower of Trongsa Museum, thentake a memorable drive along Yutong La Pass, and then don't miss a visit to Tongsa Dzong. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Chendebji Chorten.

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Traveling by car from Bumthang to Trongsa takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gangtey.

Things to do in Trongsa

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums
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Yutong La Pass ©
Yutong La Pass
Tongsa Dzong ©
Tongsa Dzong
The Tower of Trongsa Museum ©
The Tower of Trongsa Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangtey Monastery, stroll through Black Necked Crane Center, and then admire the verdant scenery at Phobjikha Valley.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Gangtey tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Trongsa to Gangtey by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Punakha.

Things to do in Gangtey

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Black Necked Crane Center, Phobjikha Valley
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Phobjikha Valley ©
Phobjikha Valley
Gangtey Monastery ©
Gangtey Monastery

2
nights
Punakha

Punakha ©
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery and then make a trip to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Punakha Suspension Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi Lhakhang Temple.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Punakha day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Gangtey to Punakha takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Thimphu.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
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Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery ©
Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten ©
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten

14
nights
Thimphu

Thimphu ©
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Tango Buddhist College. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Simply Bhutan Museum, see Off-Road Tours, examine the collection at Bhutan Postal Museum, and make a trip to Choki Traditional Art School.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Thimphu trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Punakha to Thimphu takes 2.5 hours. July in Thimphu sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thimphu

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Phajoding Monastery, Lhakhang Nagpo, Pele La
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Kuenselphodrang ©
Kuenselphodrang
Walking tours
Simply Bhutan Museum ©
Simply Bhutan Museum

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