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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Punakha
— 3 nights
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Phobjikha Valley
— 1 night
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Bumthang
— 3 nights
Drive
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Phuentsholing
— 3 nights
Drive
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Paro
— 7 nights
Drive
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Thimphu
— 13 nights
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Punakha

— 3 nights
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
Go for a jaunt from Punakha to Wangdue to see Wangdue Dzong about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong, don't miss a visit to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, and snap pictures at Punakha Suspension Bridge.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Punakha day trip app.

Singapore, Singapore to Punakha is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Bhutan Time (BTT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Phobjikha Valley.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:

Phobjikha Valley

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): make a trip to Gangtey Monastery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Necked Crane Center, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Phobjikha Valley.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Phobjikha Valley trip planner.

Drive from Punakha to Phobjikha Valley in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Bumthang.

Things to do in Phobjikha Valley

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:

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: make a trip to Tamshing Lhakhang Temple, examine the collection at Ogyen Choling Palace Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bumthang Brewery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurje Lhakhang.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bumthang trip planner.

Getting from Phobjikha Valley to Bumthang by car takes about 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Phuentsholing.

Things to do in Bumthang

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:

Phuentsholing

— 3 nights
Phuentsholing is known for historic sites and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Bhutan Gate, take a leisurely stroll along Torsa River Side, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zangto Pelri Lhakhang, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Amo Chhu Crocodile Breeding Centre.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Phuentsholing itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Bumthang to Phuentsholing takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 11th (Mon), you'll travel to Paro.

Things to do in Phuentsholing

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 11:

Paro

— 7 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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paro Taktsang, take some stellar pictures from Paro Airport Bird's Eye View Point, contemplate the long history of Rinpung Dzong, and take a memorable drive along Chele La Pass.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Paro vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Phuentsholing to Paro takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In October, daily temperatures in Paro can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Thimphu.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 18:

Thimphu

— 13 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, make a trip to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), steep yourself in history at Simtokha Dzong, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Thimphu tour app.

Drive from Paro to Thimphu in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Thimphu are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Sun).

Things to do in Thimphu

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 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.