11 days in Bhutan Itinerary

11 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paro
— 3 nights
2
Thimphu
— 5 nights
3
Punakha
— 2 nights

3
nights
Paro

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: steep yourself in history at Paro Taktsang, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ugyen Pema Woedling Zangthopelri, see the interesting displays at National Museum, and don't miss a visit to Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Paro tour itinerary planner.

Pune, India to Paro is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and car; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Pune to Paro, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Paro can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Thimphu.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Paro Taktsang ©
Paro Taktsang
National Museum ©
National Museum
Chele La Pass ©
Chele La Pass

5
nights
Thimphu

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, steep yourself in history at Simtokha Dzong, take a memorable drive along Dochula Pass, and ponder the world of politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong).

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

You can drive from Paro to Thimphu in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Thimphu are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Punakha.

Things to do in Thimphu

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Phajoding Monastery
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Kuenselphodrang ©
Kuenselphodrang
Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) ©
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Punakha Suspension Bridge, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi Lhakhang Temple.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Punakha holiday planning app.

You can drive from Thimphu to Punakha in 2.5 hours. On the 11th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
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Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Chimi Lhakhang Temple ©
Chimi Lhakhang Temple
Punakha Suspension Bridge ©
Punakha Suspension Bridge

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