10 days in Bhutan Itinerary

10 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Hyderabad
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Thimphu
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Gangtey
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Trongsa
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Bumthang
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  1 h
5
Paro
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  7 h 45 min
End: Hyderabad

3
nights
Thimphu

The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Step off the beaten path and head to Simtokha Dzong and Simply Bhutan Museum. There's still lots to do: gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Changangkha Lhakhang, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Thimphu trip itinerary planning app.

Hyderabad, India to Thimphu is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Traveling from Hyderabad to Thimphu, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Hyderabad in May, with highs in Thimphu at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Gangtey.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Simtokha Dzong ©
Simtokha Dzong
Simply Bhutan Museum ©
Simply Bhutan Museum

1
night
Gangtey

Gangtey ©
Surrounded by towering mountains and traversed by two meandering rivers, Gangtey is one of the most pristine tourist sites in Bhutan, set in a wide, flat glacial valley.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): appreciate the views at Phobjikha Valley and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangtey Monastery.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gangtey driving holiday app.

You can drive from Thimphu to Gangtey in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Trongsa.

Things to do in Gangtey

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Phobjikha Valley
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Phobjikha Valley ©
Phobjikha Valley
Gangtey Monastery ©
Gangtey Monastery

1
night
Trongsa

Trongsa ©
On the 19th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Tongsa Dzong, then take a memorable drive along Yutong La Pass, and then see the interesting displays at The Tower of Trongsa Museum.

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

Traveling by car from Gangtey to Trongsa takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bumthang.

Things to do in Trongsa

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums
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Yutong La Pass ©
Yutong La Pass
The Tower of Trongsa Museum ©
The Tower of Trongsa Museum
Tongsa Dzong ©
Tongsa Dzong

1
night
Bumthang

Bumthang ©
Plan a trip to Bumthang to discover an area as rich in culture as it is in sweeping valley views.
On the 20th (Wed), sample the tasty concoctions at Bumthang Brewery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurje Lhakhang, and then don't miss a visit to Ngang Lhakhang.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bumthang trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Trongsa to Bumthang takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Paro.

Things to do in Bumthang

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Kurje Lhakhang ©
Kurje Lhakhang
Ngang Lhakhang ©
Ngang Lhakhang

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Paro River. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kyichu Lhakhang and Chencho Handicrafts. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dzongdrakha Monastry, take some stellar pictures from Paro Airport Bird's Eye View Point, take in the views from Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge, and pause for some photo ops at Dasho Nishioka Chorten.

To see maps and tourist information, use the Paro vacation planning app.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Bumthang to Paro in an hour. Another option is to drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paro

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Dzongdrakha Monastry ©
Dzongdrakha Monastry
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang

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