15 days in Bengaluru & Bhutan Itinerary

15 days in Bengaluru & Bhutan Itinerary

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15 days in Bengaluru & Bhutan Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
1
Bengaluru, India
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Paro, Bhutan
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h
3
Bumthang, Bhutan
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Punakha, Bhutan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Gangtey, Bhutan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Thimphu, Bhutan
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru, India

4
nights
Bengaluru, India

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Bengaluru is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, theme parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, step into the grandiose world of Bangalore Palace, get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park, and get curious at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru trip planner .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Kempegowda International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Bengaluru can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Paro.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife
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ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park

3
nights
Paro, Bhutan

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.
Paro is known for historic sites, museums, scenic drive, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at National Museum, and appreciate the history behind Dasho Nishioka Chorten.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Paro route app .

Traveling by flight from Bengaluru to Paro takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. While traveling from Bengaluru, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Paro, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bumthang.

Things to do in Paro

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
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Paro Taktsang ©
Paro Taktsang
Chele La Pass ©
Chele La Pass
National Museum ©
National Museum

2
nights
Bumthang, Bhutan

Bumthang ©
Plan a trip to Bumthang to discover an area as rich in culture as it is in sweeping valley views.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurje Lhakhang, don't miss a visit to Jambay Lhakhang Temple, and then make a trip to Ngang Lhakhang. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Ogyen Choling Palace Museum, then don't miss a visit to Tamshing Lhakhang Temple, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Bumthang Brewery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bumthang trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Paro to Bumthang in an hour. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Punakha.

Things to do in Bumthang

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

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
Punakha, Bhutan

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 23rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi L'hakhang Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong, and then snap pictures at Punakha Suspension Bridge.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Punakha trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Bumthang to Punakha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gangtey.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
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Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Chimi L'hakhang Temple ©
Chimi L'hakhang Temple
Punakha Suspension Bridge ©
Punakha Suspension Bridge

1
night
Gangtey, Bhutan

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 24th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangtey Monastery and then appreciate the views at Phobjikha Valley.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Gangtey travel route builder .

Getting from Punakha to Gangtey by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Thimphu.

Things to do in Gangtey

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Phobjikha Valley
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Phobjikha Valley ©
Phobjikha Valley
Gangtey Monastery ©
Gangtey Monastery

3
nights
Thimphu, Bhutan

Thimphu ©
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Thimphu is known for scenic drive, parks, museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chagri Dorjeden Monastery, ponder the world of politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Thimphu trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Gangtey to Thimphu takes 4 hours. December in Thimphu sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thimphu

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) ©
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)
Kuenselphodrang ©
Kuenselphodrang
Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass

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