9 days in Bhutan Itinerary

9 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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9 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Thimphu
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Bumthang
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Trongsa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Gangtey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Punakha
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Dubai

3
nights
Thimphu

Thimphu ©
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kyichu Lhakhang and Dzongdrakha Monastry. Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan and Simply Bhutan Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Paro (Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge & Paro River). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Bhutan Postal Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Phajoding Monastery, deepen your understanding at National Institute for Zorig Chusum, and steep yourself in history at Simtokha Dzong.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Thimphu online journey planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Thimphu is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Thimphu is minus 2 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Thimphu reach 20°C and lows reach 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bumthang.

Things to do in Thimphu

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Paro, Phajoding Monastery
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Dzongdrakha Monastry ©
Dzongdrakha Monastry
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang
Simtokha Dzong ©
Simtokha Dzong

1
night
Bumthang

Bumthang ©
Plan a trip to Bumthang to discover an area as rich in culture as it is in sweeping valley views.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): make a trip to Ngang Lhakhang, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bumthang Brewery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurje Lhakhang, and finally explore the activities along Burning Lake.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bumthang trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Thimphu to Bumthang takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Trongsa.

Things to do in Bumthang

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Burning Lake ©
Burning Lake
Kurje Lhakhang ©
Kurje Lhakhang
Ngang Lhakhang ©
Ngang Lhakhang

1
night
Trongsa

Trongsa ©
On the 30th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Tongsa Dzong, then cruise along Yutong La Pass, and then examine the collection at The Tower of Trongsa Museum.

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

You can drive from Bumthang to Trongsa in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Gangtey.

Things to do in Trongsa

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums
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The Tower of Trongsa Museum ©
The Tower of Trongsa Museum
Yutong La Pass ©
Yutong La Pass
Tongsa Dzong ©
Tongsa Dzong

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 31st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Phobjikha Valley and then don't miss a visit to Gangtey Monastery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Gangtey trip maker site .

You can drive from Trongsa to Gangtey in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to 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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the views from Punakha Suspension Bridge, don't miss a visit to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, and then admire the landmark architecture of Wangdue Dzong.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Punakha route maker website .

Traveling by car from Gangtey to Punakha takes 2.5 hours. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wangdue Dzong
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Wangdue Dzong ©
Wangdue Dzong
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten ©
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
Punakha Suspension Bridge ©
Punakha Suspension Bridge

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