38 days in Bhutan Itinerary

38 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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38 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Jodhpur
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
Punakha
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Ha
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Phuntsholing
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Gangtey
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Trongsa
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Jakar
— 5 nights
Fly:  45​min
Paro
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Jodhpur

6
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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong, don't miss a visit to Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery, snap pictures at Punakha Suspension Bridge, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Park, Lampelri.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Punakha road trip planning tool .

Jodhpur, 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. On the 11th (Mon), you're off toHa.

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

5
days
Ha

Ha ©
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. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the verdant scenery at Haa Valley.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ha online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Punakha to Ha by car takes about 3.5 hours. You will leave for Phuntsholing on the 16th (Sat).

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Haa Valley ©
Haa Valley

4
days
Phuntsholing

Phuntsholing ©
Phuntsholing, also spelled as Phuentsholing is a border town in southern Bhutan and is the administrative seat of Chukha District. Phuntsholing is known for wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Torsa River Side, don't miss a visit to Bhutan Gate, identify plant and animal life at Amo Chhu Crocodile Breeding Centre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zangto Pelri Lhakhang.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Phuntsholing road trip planner.

Getting from Ha to Phuntsholing by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. On the 20th (Wed), you'll travel to Gangtey.

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#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Bhutan Gate ©
Bhutan Gate

5
days
Gangtey

Gangtey ©
Change things up with a short trip to Wangdue Dzong in Wangdue (about 2 hours away).

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gangtey day trip planning site .

Getting from Phuntsholing to Gangtey by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. You will leave for Trongsa on the 25th (Mon).

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, cruise along Yutong La Pass, and examine the collection at The Tower of Trongsa Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Trongsa attractions tool .

Traveling by car from Gangtey to Trongsa takes 1.5 hours. You'll set off for Jakar on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Trongsa

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

5
days
Jakar

Jakar ©
Jakar is a town in the central-eastern region of Bhutan. Take a break from Jakar with a short trip to Burning Lake in Bumthang, about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Jambay Lhakhang Temple, examine the collection at Ogyen Choling Palace Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Bumthang Brewery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurje Lhakhang.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Jakar driving holiday tool .

You can drive from Trongsa to Jakar in 1.5 hours. On the 6th (Fri), 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

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thimphu (Kuenselphodrang, Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), & more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taktsang Palphug Monastery, don't miss a visit to Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang, explore the activities along Paro River, and contemplate the long history of Drukgyel Dzong.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Paro trip maker website .

Fly from Jakar to Paro in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Paro are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paro

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors

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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