36 days in Bhutan Itinerary

36 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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36 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
1
Punakha
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Gangtey
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Trongsa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Bumthang
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
5
Samdrup Jongkhar
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Trashigang
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
7
Phuntsholing
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Ha
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Thimphu
— 10 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

4
nights
Punakha

Punakha ©
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery and Punakha Suspension Bridge. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi L'hakhang Temple, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Park, Lampelri.

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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'll set off for Gangtey on the 19th (Tue).

Things to do in Punakha

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

3
nights
Gangtey

Gangtey ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Phobjikha Valley and Gangtey Monastery.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gangtey trip planner .

Traveling by car from Punakha to Gangtey takes 2 hours. You will leave for Trongsa on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Gangtey

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Trongsa

Trongsa ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tongsa Dzong and The Tower of Trongsa Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Trongsa online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Gangtey to Trongsa takes 1.5 hours. On the 25th (Mon), you'll travel to Bumthang.

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
Bumthang

Bumthang ©
Plan a trip to Bumthang to discover an area as rich in culture as it is in sweeping valley views.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kurje Lhakhang and Ogyen Choling Palace Museum. Explore Bumthang's surroundings by going to Jakar (Wangduechhoeling Palace, Jambay Lhakhang Temple, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Burning Lake, make a trip to Ngang Lhakhang, and sample the tasty concoctions at Bumthang Brewery.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bumthang road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Trongsa to Bumthang takes 1.5 hours. On the 29th (Fri), you'll travel to Samdrup Jongkhar.

Things to do in Bumthang

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Jakar, Tamshing Lhakhang Temple
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Kurje Lhakhang ©
Kurje Lhakhang
Burning Lake ©
Burning Lake
Ogyen Choling Palace Museum ©
Ogyen Choling Palace Museum

2
nights
Samdrup Jongkhar

Samdrup Jongkhar
Samdrup Jongkhar is a town and seat of Samdrup Jongkhar District in Bhutan.The town is located at the south-eastern part of Bhutan and borders the Indian state of Assam. Samdrup Jongkhar is known for . Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Bhairav- Kunda Shiva Mandir.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Samdrup Jongkhar vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Bumthang to Samdrup Jongkhar takes 17 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Samdrup Jongkhar can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You'll set off for Trashigang on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Samdrup Jongkhar

#Historic Sites
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2
nights
Trashigang

Trashigang ©
On the 3rd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Trashigang Dzong and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gomphu Kora (Gom Kora).

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Trashigang online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Samdrup Jongkhar to Trashigang takes 23.5 hours. You will leave for Phuntsholing on the 4th (Wed).

Things to do in Trashigang

#Historic Sites
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Gomphu Kora (Gom Kora) ©
Gomphu Kora (Gom Kora)
Trashigang Dzong ©
Trashigang Dzong

2
nights
Phuntsholing

Phuntsholing ©
Phuntsholing, also spelled as Phuentsholing is a border town in southern Bhutan and is the administrative seat of Chukha District. Explore hidden gems such as Bhutan Gate and Zangto Pelri Lhakhang. There's more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Torsa River Side and look for all kinds of wild species at Amo Chhu Crocodile Breeding Centre.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Phuntsholing planning tool .

Getting from Trashigang to Phuntsholing by car takes about 9 hours. On the 7th (Sat), you're off toHa.

Things to do in Phuntsholing

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

3
nights
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: appreciate the views at Haa Valley.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ha online holiday builder .

You can drive from Phuntsholing to Ha in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. You'll set off for Thimphu on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Ha

#Nature, #Parks
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Haa Valley ©
Haa Valley

10
nights
Thimphu

Thimphu ©
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan and Kyichu Lhakhang. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thimphu: Paro (Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge, Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang, & more). On the 16th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Tango Buddhist Institute, get lost in a book at National Library and Archives of Bhutan, take an in-depth tour of National Folk Heritage Museum, and make a trip to Changangkha Lhakhang.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Thimphu online day trip planner .

You can drive from Ha to Thimphu in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Thimphu are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thimphu

#Historic Sites, #Tours, #Museums

Side Trip

Paro
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Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan ©
Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang
Tango Buddhist Institute ©
Tango Buddhist Institute

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