30 days in Bhutan Itinerary

30 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bhutan trip planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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Paro
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bumthang
— 3 nights
Drive
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Punakha
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Wangdue
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Trongsa District
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Chukha District
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Thimphu
— 8 nights
Drive
8
Ha
— 3 nights
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Paro — 3 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, admire all the interesting features of Chele La Pass, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyichu Lhakhang, and examine the collection at National Museum.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Paro trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Paro is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Bhutan Time is 5 hours. While traveling from Zurich, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paro, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bumthang.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 14:

Bumthang — 3 nights

Plan a trip to Bumthang to discover an area as rich in culture as it is in sweeping valley views.
Take a break from Bumthang with a short trip to Ogyen Choling Palace Museum in Jakar, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurje Lhakhang, make a trip to Jakar Dzong, contemplate the waterfront views at Burning Lake, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bumthang Brewery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bumthang travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Paro to Bumthang takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Punakha.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:

Punakha — 3 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 18th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi Lhakhang Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, and finally take in the views from Punakha Suspension Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Park, Lampelri and then make a trip to Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Punakha tour planning website.

Drive from Bumthang to Punakha in 7 hours. On the 20th (Sat), you'll travel to Wangdue.
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Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:

Wangdue — 2 nights

Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Gangtey Monastery, stroll through Phobjikha Valley, and then do some two-wheel cruising with Pele La.

Discover how to plan a Wangdue trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Punakha to Wangdue takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Trongsa District.
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Side Trips
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:

Trongsa District — 3 nights

Trongsa District is one of the districts of Bhutan. Trongsa District is known for sightseeing, museums, and scenic drive. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Tongsa Dzong, take a memorable drive along Yutong La Pass, and see the interesting displays at The Tower of Trongsa Museum.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Trongsa District online trip planner.

Getting from Wangdue to Trongsa District by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Chukha District.
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Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 25:

Chukha District — 3 nights

Chukha District is one of the 20 dzongkhag comprising Bhutan. Chukha District is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Bhutan Gate, take in the waterfront at Torsa River Side, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zangto Pelri Lhakhang, and stroll through Amo Chhu Crocodile Breeding Centre.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Chukha District trip planner.

You can drive from Trongsa District to Chukha District in 7 hours. In November, daytime highs in Chukha District are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 28th (Sun), you'll travel to Thimphu.
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Thimphu — 8 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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and stroll through Motithang Takin Preserve.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Thimphu tour builder tool.

You can drive from Chukha District to Thimphu in 2 hours. November in Thimphu sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ha.
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Side Trip
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 6:

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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Lhakhang Karpo and then admire the verdant scenery at Haa Valley.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ha online trip maker.

Getting from Thimphu to Ha by car takes about 3 hours. On the 9th (Thu), you'll travel back home.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 9:

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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