9 days in Bhutan Itinerary

9 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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9 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
— 3 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 25th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyichu Lhakhang. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dzongdrakha Monastry, then steep yourself in history at Drukgyel Dzong, and then steep yourself in history at Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest).

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Paro trip itinerary builder site .

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. In January, Paro is much colder than Bengaluru - with highs of 16°C and lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Trongsa.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) ©
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest)
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dzongdrakha Monastry ©
Dzongdrakha Monastry

1
night
Trongsa

Trongsa ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (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 ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Trongsa online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Paro to Trongsa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): stroll through Phobjikha Valley and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangtey Monastery.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gangtey itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Trongsa to Gangtey takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Punakha.

Things to do in Gangtey

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Phobjikha Valley
Highlights from your plan
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong and then don't miss a visit to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Punakha itinerary planner .

You can drive from Gangtey to Punakha in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Thimphu.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten ©
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten

3
nights
Thimphu

Thimphu ©
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Explore hidden gems such as Tango Buddhist College and Simply Bhutan Museum. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phajoding Monastery, don't miss a visit to Changangkha Lhakhang, steep yourself in history at Simtokha Dzong, and pause for some photo ops at Kuenselphodrang.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Thimphu trip planner .

Drive from Punakha to Thimphu in 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Thimphu can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thimphu

Historic Sites Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Phajoding Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Tango Buddhist College ©
Tango Buddhist College
Phajoding Monastery ©
Phajoding Monastery

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