11 days in Bhutan Itinerary

11 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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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.
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 10-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 go by car to Bumthang.
Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:

Bumthang — 2 nights

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 car from Paro to Bumthang takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Trongsa.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

Trongsa — 1 night

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.
Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

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.
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.
Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

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 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.
Historic Sites
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Bhutan travel guide

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.