30 days in Solomon Islands & Bhutan Itinerary

30 days in Solomon Islands & Bhutan Itinerary

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Honiara, Solomon Islands
— 3 nights
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Munda, Solomon Islands
— 2 nights
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Gizo, Solomon Islands
— 1 night
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Thimphu, Bhutan
— 8 nights
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Punakha, Bhutan
— 2 nights
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Bumthang, Bhutan
— 2 nights
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Trongsa, Bhutan
— 2 nights
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Paro, Bhutan
— 5 nights

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Honiara, Solomon Islands

Honiara ©
The hustle and bustle of Honiara, the capital of Solomon Islands, provides a nice counterpoint to the slow pace and laid-back atmosphere in other areas of the country.
Honiara is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Tenaru Falls, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Guadalcanal American Memorial, and explore the ancient world of Bonegi I and II.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Honiara road trip site.

Nassau, Bahamas to Honiara is an approximately 35-hour flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Nassau to Honiara due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Nassau in November since evenings lows in Honiara dip to 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Munda.

Things to do in Honiara

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Solomon Islands Memorial Garden ©
Solomon Islands Memorial Garden
Guadalcanal American Memorial ©
Guadalcanal American Memorial
Holy Cross Cathedral ©
Holy Cross Cathedral

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Munda, Solomon Islands

Munda ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the activities along Roviana Lagoon.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Munda visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Honiara to Munda takes 3 hours. Traveling from Honiara in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Munda, with lows around 28°C. You will leave for Gizo on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Munda

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:
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Roviana Lagoon ©
Roviana Lagoon

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Gizo, Solomon Islands

Gizo ©
Gizo is the capital of the Western Province in Solomon Islands. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Ghizo Island, step aboard Toa Maru, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter the Apostle Catholic Cathedral Gizo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Gizo travel route site.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Munda to Gizo takes 3 hours. November in Gizo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Thimphu.

Things to do in Gizo

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Ghizo Island ©
Ghizo Island

8
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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Kuenselphodrang, don't miss a visit to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Motithang Takin Preserve.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Thimphu sightseeing site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gizo to Thimphu. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Gizo to Thimphu due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Gizo, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Thimphu, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Punakha.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 10 — 18:
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Kuenselphodrang ©
Kuenselphodrang
Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) ©
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)

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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 19th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi Lhakhang Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, and then don't miss a visit to Punakha Suspension Bridge. On the next day, make a trip to Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery and then don't miss a visit to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Punakha trip planning app.

You can drive from Thimphu to Punakha in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bumthang.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Chimi Lhakhang Temple ©
Chimi Lhakhang Temple
Punakha Suspension Bridge ©
Punakha Suspension Bridge

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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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jambay Lhakhang Temple, and then see the interesting displays at Ogyen Choling Palace Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: sample the tasty concoctions at Bumthang Brewery, make a trip to Tamshing Lhakhang Temple, and then don't miss a visit to Ngang Lhakhang.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bumthang trip maker.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Punakha to Bumthang in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Trongsa.

Things to do in Bumthang

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Kurje Lhakhang ©
Kurje Lhakhang
Jambay Lhakhang Temple ©
Jambay Lhakhang Temple
Tamshing Lhakhang Temple ©
Tamshing Lhakhang Temple

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Trongsa, Bhutan

Trongsa ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take a memorable drive along Yutong La Pass, then examine the collection at The Tower of Trongsa Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Tongsa Dzong. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Chendebji Chorten.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Trongsa online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Bumthang to Trongsa takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Paro.

Things to do in Trongsa

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Yutong La Pass ©
Yutong La Pass
Tongsa Dzong ©
Tongsa Dzong
Chendebji Chorten ©
Chendebji Chorten

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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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Paro Taktsang, get great views at Paro Airport Bird's Eye View Point, take in the views from Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge, and see the interesting displays at National Museum.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Paro road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Trongsa to Paro takes 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Paro Taktsang ©
Paro Taktsang
National Museum ©
National Museum
Chele La Pass ©
Chele La Pass

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