15 days in Bhutan Itinerary

15 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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15 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Thimphu
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Punakha
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Gangtey
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Trongsa
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Paro
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Stockholm

5
nights
Thimphu

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 Nature & Wildlife Tours and Choki Traditional Art School. And it doesn't end there: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, pause for some photo ops at Kuenselphodrang, get engrossed in the history at Simply Bhutan Museum, and steep yourself in history at Simtokha Dzong.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Thimphu trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Thimphu is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Stockholm to Thimphu due to the time zone difference. In June, Thimphu is a bit warmer than Stockholm - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Punakha.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Motithang Takin Preserve ©
Motithang Takin Preserve

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 8th (Mon), make a trip to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi Lhakhang Temple and then don't miss a visit to Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery.

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

Traveling by car from Thimphu to Punakha takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gangtey.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
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Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten ©
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery ©
Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery

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 10th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangtey Monastery and then appreciate the views at Phobjikha Valley.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Gangtey road trip planning tool.

Getting from Punakha to Gangtey by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Trongsa.

Things to do in Gangtey

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
Trongsa

Trongsa ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Tower of Trongsa Museum, then cruise along Yutong La Pass, and then don't miss a visit to Tongsa Dzong.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Trongsa trip planner.

You can drive from Gangtey to Trongsa in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paro.

Things to do in Trongsa

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

4
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kyichu Lhakhang. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Paro River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dzongdrakha Monastry, don't miss a visit to Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge, and cruise along Chele La Pass.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paro driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Trongsa to Paro in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Paro sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 15th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Paro

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Paro River ©
Paro River
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang

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