41 days in Bhutan Itinerary

41 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bhutan sightseeing planner

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Punakha
— 3 nights
Drive
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Phobjikha Valley
— 3 nights
Drive
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Trongsa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bumthang
— 4 nights
Drive
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Trashigang
— 4 nights
Drive to Bathpalathang, Fly to Ha
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Ha
— 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Wangdue Dzong in Wangdue (about 40 minutes away). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, take in the views from Punakha Suspension Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Punakha itinerary maker site.

Ahmedabad, India to Punakha is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and car; or do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Bhutan Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Phobjikha Valley.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:

Phobjikha Valley

— 3 nights
Phobjikha Valley is known for parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the views at Phobjikha Valley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangtey Monastery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Necked Crane Center, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Pele La.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Phobjikha Valley trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Punakha to Phobjikha Valley in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Trongsa.

Things to do in Phobjikha Valley

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:

Trongsa

— 3 nights
Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at The Royal Manas National Park.

Plan a Trongsa trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Phobjikha Valley to Trongsa takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bumthang.

Things to do in Trongsa

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:

Bumthang

— 4 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, make a trip to Tamshing Lhakhang Temple, contemplate the long history of Chakhar Lhakhang "The Iron Castle", and examine the collection at Ogyen Choling Palace Museum.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bumthang trip builder site.

Getting from Trongsa to Bumthang by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Trashigang.

Things to do in Bumthang

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 15 — 19:

Trashigang

— 4 nights
Trashigang, or Tashigang, is a town in eastern Bhutan and the district capital of the Trashigang Dzongkhag .The town lies to the east side of the valley above the Drangme Chhu river just south of where it is joined by the Gamri River. Trashigang is known for historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gomphu Kora (Gom Kora) and don't miss a visit to Trashigang Dzong.

Plan trip to Trashigang with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Bumthang to Trashigang takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll set off for Ha on the 23rd (Tue).

Things to do in Trashigang

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 23:

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. Ha is known for nature and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the verdant scenery at Haa Valley and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lhakhang Karpo.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ha vacation builder tool.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Trashigang to Ha in 8.5 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Paro.

Things to do in Ha

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 26:

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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paro Taktsang, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and don't miss a visit to Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paro road trip planner.

Getting from Ha to Paro by car takes about 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Paro are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Thimphu.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 26 — Dec 3:

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, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chagri Dorjeden Monastery.

To plan Thimphu vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Paro to Thimphu by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December in Thimphu, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Thimphu

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 16:

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.