11 days in Bhutan Itinerary

11 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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Paro
— 3 nights
2
Bumthang
— 2 nights
3
Trongsa
— 1 night
4
Gangtey
— 1 night
5
Punakha
— 2 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paro: Thimphu (Kuenselphodrang, Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Paro Taktsang, examine the collection at National Museum, take in the views from Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyichu Lhakhang.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paro trip itinerary app.

Singapore, Singapore to Paro is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Paro, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Paro reach 20°C and lows reach 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bumthang.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Thimphu
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Paro Taktsang ©
Paro Taktsang
Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Kuenselphodrang ©
Kuenselphodrang

2
nights
Bumthang

Bumthang ©
Plan a trip to Bumthang to discover an area as rich in culture as it is in sweeping valley views.
On the 26th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurje Lhakhang, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jambay Lhakhang Temple, then don't miss a visit to Jakar Dzong, then sample the tasty concoctions at Bumthang Brewery, and finally don't miss a visit to Ngang Lhakhang. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Wangduechhoeling Palace, contemplate the waterfront views at Burning Lake, and then make a trip to Tamshing Lhakhang Temple.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bumthang trip builder app.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Paro to Bumthang takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Trongsa.

Things to do in Bumthang

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Jakar
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Kurje Lhakhang ©
Kurje Lhakhang
Jambay Lhakhang Temple ©
Jambay Lhakhang Temple
Tamshing Lhakhang Temple ©
Tamshing Lhakhang Temple

1
night
Trongsa

Trongsa ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Yutong La Pass, make a trip to Chendebji Chorten, and then don't miss a visit to Tongsa Dzong.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Trongsa road trip app.

Drive from Bumthang to Trongsa in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gangtey.

Things to do in Trongsa

Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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Yutong La Pass ©
Yutong La Pass
Tongsa Dzong ©
Tongsa Dzong
Chendebji Chorten ©
Chendebji Chorten

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 29th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangtey Monastery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Phobjikha Valley.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gangtey trip planner.

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

Things to do in Gangtey

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Phobjikha Valley
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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi Lhakhang Temple, make a trip to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong, and finally snap pictures at Punakha Suspension Bridge.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Punakha trip builder.

Traveling by car from Gangtey to Punakha takes 2.5 hours. On the 31st (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
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Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Chimi Lhakhang Temple ©
Chimi Lhakhang Temple
Punakha Suspension Bridge ©
Punakha Suspension Bridge

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