10 days in Bhutan Itinerary

10 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bhutan journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Punakha
— 1 night
Drive
2
Phobjikha Valley
— 1 night
Drive
3
Bumthang
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Paro
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Thimphu
— 3 nights
Fly

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Punakha

— 1 night
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 1st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Punakha Suspension Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi Lhakhang Temple.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Punakha trip maker website.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Punakha is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and car. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Punakha due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Phobjikha Valley.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 2:

Phobjikha Valley

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangtey Monastery, then stroll through Black Necked Crane Center, and then stroll through Phobjikha Valley.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Phobjikha Valley vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Punakha to Phobjikha Valley by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bumthang.

Things to do in Phobjikha Valley

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 3:

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 4th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Jambay Lhakhang Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurje Lhakhang, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Bumthang Brewery. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Tamshing Lhakhang Temple and then examine the collection at Ogyen Choling Palace Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bumthang trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Phobjikha Valley to Bumthang in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Paro.

Things to do in Bumthang

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 5:

Paro

— 2 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.
On the 6th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Drukgyel Dzong, steep yourself in history at Paro Taktsang, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyichu Lhakhang. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at National Museum, then relax and rejuvenate at Tshetob Ying Yum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rinpung Dzong, and finally don't miss a visit to Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Paro trip builder tool.

You can drive from Bumthang to Paro in 4.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Paro are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Thimphu.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:

Thimphu

— 3 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Dochula Pass, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), and take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower Square.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Thimphu trip planner.

Drive from Paro to Thimphu in 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Thimphu can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 10:

Bhutan travel guide

4.2
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.