31 days in Bhutan Itinerary

31 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bhutan travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Paro
— 6 nights
Drive
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Ha
— 1 night
Drive
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Bumthang
— 3 nights
Drive
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Trongsa
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Gangtey
— 1 night
Drive
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Punakha
— 2 nights
Drive
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Thimphu
— 14 nights
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Paro

— 6 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Paro River and Dzongdrakha Monastry. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paro Taktsang, examine the collection at National Museum, get great views at Paro Airport Bird's Eye View Point, and explore and take pictures at Chele La Pass.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paro trip itinerary builder site.

Porto, Portugal to Paro is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Porto to Paro. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ha.

Things to do in Paro

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 8:

Ha

— 1 night
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 drive to Bumthang.

Things to do in Ha

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:

Bumthang

— 3 nights
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 Burning Lake. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Chakhar Lhakhang "The Iron Castle", make a trip to Tamshing Lhakhang Temple, sample the tasty concoctions at Bumthang Brewery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jambay Lhakhang Temple.

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

Traveling by car from Ha to Bumthang takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Trongsa.

Things to do in Bumthang

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:

Trongsa

— 2 nights
On the 13th (Mon), see the interesting displays at The Tower of Trongsa Museum, then take 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

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Gangtey

— 1 night
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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:

Punakha

— 2 nights
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
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Thimphu

— 14 nights
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walking tours and Phajoding Monastery. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Simply Bhutan Museum, deepen your understanding at National Institute for Zorig Chusum, see the interesting displays at Bhutan Postal Museum, and appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Thimphu trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Punakha to Thimphu in 2.5 hours. In July in Thimphu, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thimphu

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 31:

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.