9 days in Bhutan Itinerary

9 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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9 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  6​h
Thimphu
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Jakar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Trongsa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Gangtey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Punakha
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Mumbai

4
nights
Thimphu

Thimphu ©
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Get in touch with nature at Royal Thimphu Golf Course and Dochula Pass. Discover out-of-the-way places like Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan and Choki Traditional Art School. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Tango Buddhist Institute, contemplate the long history of Simtokha Dzong, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jigme Dorji National Park, and pause for some photo ops at Kuenselphodrang.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Thimphu road trip planning app .

Mumbai, India to Thimphu is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight, taxi, bus, and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mumbai in June: high temperatures in Thimphu hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jakar.

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#Outdoors, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Royal Thimphu Golf Course ©
Royal Thimphu Golf Course
Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Motithang Takin Preserve ©
Motithang Takin Preserve

1
night
Jakar

Jakar ©
Jakar is a town in the central-eastern region of Bhutan. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the activities along Burning Lake, then see the interesting displays at Ogyen Choling Palace Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Kurje Lhakhang.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Jakar journey builder app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Thimphu to Jakar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Trongsa.

Things to do in Jakar

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trip

Bumthang
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Burning Lake ©
Burning Lake
Kurje Lhakhang ©
Kurje Lhakhang
Ogyen Choling Palace Museum ©
Ogyen Choling Palace Museum

1
night
Trongsa

Trongsa ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get outside with Yutong La Pass, then see the interesting displays at The Tower of Trongsa Museum, and then make a trip to Tongsa Dzong.

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

You can drive from Jakar to Trongsa in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Gangtey.

Things to do in Trongsa

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

1
night
Gangtey

Gangtey ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): make a trip to Gangtey Monastery and then identify plant and animal life at Phobjikha Valley.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Gangtey travel route planning app .

Getting from Trongsa to Gangtey by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Punakha.

Things to do in Gangtey

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Phobjikha Valley
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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong and then don't miss a visit to Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Punakha route planner.

You can drive from Gangtey to Punakha in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Punakha

#Historic Sites
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Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery ©
Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery

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