8 days in Bhutan Itinerary

8 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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8 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Paro
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Trongsa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Gangtey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Punakha
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Thimphu
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

2
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.
On the 9th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyichu Lhakhang. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rinpung Dzong, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest).

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Paro vacation builder app .

Bengaluru, India to Paro is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Bengaluru in May, you will find days in Paro are cooler (26°C), and nights are slightly colder (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Trongsa.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) ©
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest)
Paro River ©
Paro River
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang

1
night
Trongsa

Trongsa ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): examine the collection at The Tower of Trongsa Museum, then cruise along Yutong La Pass, and then don't miss a visit to Tongsa Dzong.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Trongsa trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Paro to Trongsa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gangtey.

Things to do in Trongsa

Outdoors Scenic Drive 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

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 13th (Wed), admire the verdant scenery at Phobjikha Valley and then don't miss a visit to Gangtey Monastery.

Plan my day in Gangtey using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Trongsa to Gangtey in 2.5 hours. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Punakha.

Things to do in Gangtey

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

1
night
Punakha

Punakha ©
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery and then make a trip to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Punakha trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gangtey to Punakha takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Thimphu.
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Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten ©
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery ©
Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery

2
nights
Thimphu

Thimphu ©
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): make a trip to Choki Traditional Art School, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), contemplate the long history of Simtokha Dzong, then appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang, and finally make a trip to Changangkha Lhakhang. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Dochula Pass, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Druk Wangyel Monastery, and then admire the landmark architecture of Tango Buddhist College.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Thimphu travel route builder site .

You can drive from Punakha to Thimphu in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thimphu

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Choki Traditional Art School ©
Choki Traditional Art School
Tango Buddhist College ©
Tango Buddhist College

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