14 days in Bhutan Itinerary

14 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  6 h
1
Paro
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  1 h
2
Bumthang
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Trongsa
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Gangtey
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Punakha
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Thimphu
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Bengaluru

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.
Paro is known for historic sites, museums, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dzongdrakha Monastry, steep yourself in history at Drukgyel Dzong, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paro road trip planning app.

Bengaluru, India to Paro is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Paro. Traveling from Bengaluru in April, things will get colder in Paro: highs are around 24°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bumthang.

Things to do in Paro

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Chele La Pass ©
Chele La Pass
National Museum ©
National Museum
Rinpung Dzong ©
Rinpung Dzong

2
nights
Bumthang

Bumthang ©
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 5th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurje Lhakhang, then don't miss a visit to Jambay Lhakhang Temple, and then make a trip to Tamshing Lhakhang Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Ngang Lhakhang, then see the interesting displays at Ogyen Choling Palace Museum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bumthang Brewery.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bumthang travel planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Paro to Bumthang in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Trongsa.

Things to do in Bumthang

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Jakar
Highlights from your plan
Kurje Lhakhang ©
Kurje Lhakhang
Jambay Lhakhang Temple ©
Jambay Lhakhang Temple
Tamshing Lhakhang Temple ©
Tamshing Lhakhang Temple

1
night
Trongsa

Trongsa ©
On the 7th (Tue), cruise along Yutong La Pass, then examine the collection at The Tower of Trongsa Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Tongsa Dzong.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Trongsa trip builder tool.

You can drive from Bumthang to Trongsa in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gangtey.

Things to do in Trongsa

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Yutong La Pass ©
Yutong La Pass
Tongsa Dzong ©
Tongsa Dzong
The Tower of Trongsa Museum ©
The Tower of Trongsa 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.
On the 8th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangtey Monastery and then admire the verdant scenery at Phobjikha Valley.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gangtey itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Trongsa to Gangtey by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Punakha.

Things to do in Gangtey

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Phobjikha Valley
Highlights from your plan
Phobjikha Valley ©
Phobjikha Valley
Gangtey Monastery ©
Gangtey Monastery

2
nights
Punakha

Punakha ©
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
On the 9th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi Lhakhang Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, and then snap pictures at Punakha Suspension Bridge. On the 10th (Fri), 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.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Punakha trip planner.

Drive from Gangtey to Punakha in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Thimphu.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Chimi Lhakhang Temple ©
Chimi Lhakhang Temple
Punakha Suspension Bridge ©
Punakha Suspension Bridge

4
nights
Thimphu

Thimphu ©
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Thimphu is known for scenic drive, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Dochula Pass, tour the pleasant surroundings at Motithang Takin Preserve, get a sense of history and politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), and don't miss a visit to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten).

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Thimphu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Punakha to Thimphu takes 2.5 hours. April in Thimphu sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Kuenselphodrang ©
Kuenselphodrang
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) ©
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)

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