8 days in Bhutan Itinerary

8 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bhutan visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Paro
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ha
— 1 night
Drive
3
Gangtey
— 1 night
Drive
4
Punakha
— 2 nights
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Paro

— 3 nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Paro Taktsang and Kyichu Lhakhang. Explore Paro's surroundings by going to Thimphu (Dochula Pass, Kuenselphodrang, &more). It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rinpung Dzong and take in the views from Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Paro itinerary website.

Singapore, Singapore to Paro is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Bhutan Time (BTT) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Singapore in March: high temperatures in Paro hover around 19°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ha.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites · Tours · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Ha

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire the verdant scenery at Haa Valley.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ha road trip planning site.

You can drive from Paro to Ha in 2.5 hours. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Gangtey.

Things to do in Ha

Nature · Parks
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Gangtey

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): make a trip to Gangtey Monastery and then appreciate the views at Phobjikha Valley.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Gangtey tour itinerary planning site.

Drive from Ha to Gangtey in 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Punakha.

Things to do in Gangtey

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Punakha

— 2 nights
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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi Lhakhang Temple, don't miss a visit to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong, and finally snap pictures at Punakha Suspension Bridge.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Punakha trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gangtey to Punakha takes 2.5 hours. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
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Bhutan travel guide

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Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Sacred & Religious Sites
Last Shangrila
Thanks to its location in the Himalayas, tiny Bhutan's main tourist attraction is its stunning natural scenery. The last of the world's Buddhist kingdoms, this mountainous country boasts stretches of fertile land and a small population surviving on subsistence farming. Visitors seeking culturally enriching experiences take a trip to Bhutan to discover a mysterious and magic mountain kingdom where traditional Buddhism slowly and carefully accepts the developments of the modern world. Popular things to do in this "Last Shangrila" include bird-watching, hiking, and biking through some of the planet's least-spoiled wilderness areas, where commercial tourism still seems a concept from a distant future.