34 days in Bhutan Itinerary

34 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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34 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Bengaluru
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
Punakha
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Gangtey
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Trongsa
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Jakar
— 6 nights
Fly:  45​min
Paro
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Bengaluru

7
days
Punakha

Punakha ©
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
Punakha is known for historic sites, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, snap pictures at Punakha Suspension Bridge, make a trip to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Park, Lampelri.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Punakha planner .

Bengaluru, India to Punakha is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. You will leave for Gangtey on the 4th (Wed).

Things to do in Punakha

#Historic Sites, #Parks
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Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Punakha Suspension Bridge ©
Punakha Suspension Bridge
Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery ©
Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery

7
days
Gangtey

Gangtey ©
When in Gangtey, make a side trip to see Wangdue Dzong in Wangdue, approximately 2 hours away.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Gangtey travel planner.

You can drive from Punakha to Gangtey in 2 hours. You will leave for Trongsa on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Gangtey

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Phobjikha Valley, Wangdue Dzong
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Gangtey Monastery ©
Gangtey Monastery
Phobjikha Valley ©
Phobjikha Valley
Wangdue Dzong ©
Wangdue Dzong

6
days
Trongsa

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

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Trongsa online day trip planner .

Drive from Gangtey to Trongsa in 1.5 hours. On the 17th (Tue), you'll travel to Jakar.

Things to do in Trongsa

#Scenic Drive, #Outdoors, #Museums
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The Tower of Trongsa Museum ©
The Tower of Trongsa Museum
Tongsa Dzong ©
Tongsa Dzong
Chendebji Chorten ©
Chendebji Chorten

6
days
Jakar

Jakar ©
Jakar is a town in the central-eastern region of Bhutan. Change things up with a short trip to Burning Lake in Bumthang (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Jambay Lhakhang Temple, examine the collection at Ogyen Choling Palace Museum, contemplate the long history of Kurje Lhakhang, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bumthang Brewery.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Jakar tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Trongsa to Jakar takes 1.5 hours. On the 23rd (Mon), you're off toParo.

Things to do in Jakar

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Bumthang, Tamshing Lhakhang Temple
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Jambay Lhakhang Temple ©
Jambay Lhakhang Temple
Burning Lake ©
Burning Lake
Kurje Lhakhang ©
Kurje Lhakhang

6
days
Paro

Paro ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paro: Thimphu (Kuenselphodrang, Buddha Point, & more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taktsang Palphug Monastery, make a trip to Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang, steep yourself in history at Rinpung Dzong, and cruise along Chele La Pass.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Paro trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Jakar to Paro takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paro

#Historic Sites, #Tours, #Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Thimphu
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Taktsang Palphug Monastery ©
Taktsang Palphug Monastery
Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Taktshang Goemba (Tiger's Nest) ©
Taktshang Goemba (Tiger's Nest)

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