22 days in Bhutan Itinerary

22 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bhutan tour planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Paro
— 6 nights
Drive
2
Ha
— 1 night
Fly
3
Bumthang
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Phobjikha Valley
— 1 night
Drive
5
Punakha
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Thimphu
— 7 nights
Drive to Paro Airport, Fly to Bratislava

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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.
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, trek along with Hiking & Camping Tours, make a trip to Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang, and contemplate the waterfront views at Paro River.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Paro sightseeing planning app.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Paro is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Bhutan Time is 5 hours. When traveling from Bratislava in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paro: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ha.
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Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
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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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the verdant scenery at Haa Valley and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lhakhang Karpo.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ha trip planner.

You can drive from Paro to Ha in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Bumthang.
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Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Bumthang — 2 nights

Plan a trip to Bumthang to discover an area as rich in culture as it is in sweeping valley views.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Bumthang Swiss Cheese and Wine Shop, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jambay Lhakhang Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurje Lhakhang, and finally steep yourself in history at Chakhar Lhakhang "The Iron Castle". On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Tamshing Lhakhang Temple and then explore the activities along Burning Lake.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bumthang using our trip planner.

You can fly from Ha to Bumthang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Phobjikha Valley.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping
Side Trip
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Phobjikha Valley — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangtey Monastery, then stroll through Black Necked Crane Center, and then admire the verdant scenery at Phobjikha Valley.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Phobjikha Valley holiday planner.

Drive from Bumthang to Phobjikha Valley in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Punakha.
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Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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Punakha — 2 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 14th (Fri): make a trip to Punakha Suspension Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi Lhakhang Temple. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery and then don't miss a visit to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Punakha trip planner.

Traveling by car from Phobjikha Valley to Punakha takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Thimphu.
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Historic Sites
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Thimphu — 7 nights

The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Thimphu is known for sightseeing, scenic drive, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang, see Off-Road Tours, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten).

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Thimphu planning website.

You can drive from Punakha to Thimphu in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trip
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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.
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