6 days in Bhutan Itinerary

6 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): examine the collection at National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyichu Lhakhang, thensteep yourself in history at Paro Taktsang, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ugyen Pema Woedling Zangthopelri.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Paro itinerary builder website.

Mumbai, India to Paro is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and car; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Bhutan Time (BTT), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect Paro to be cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Thimphu.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Museums
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Paro Taktsang ©
Paro Taktsang
National Museum ©
National Museum
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang

2
nights
Thimphu

Thimphu ©
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Druk Wangyel Monastery, take a memorable drive along Dochula Pass, take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower Square, thendon't miss a visit to Changangkha Lhakhang, thenappreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang, and finally don't miss a visit to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten). On the next day, ponder the world of politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), stroll through Motithang Takin Preserve, and then gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Thimphu trip planner.

Getting from Paro to Thimphu by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Punakha.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Kuenselphodrang ©
Kuenselphodrang
Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten) ©
Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten)

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Punakha

Punakha ©
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
On the 9th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi Lhakhang Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, and then take in the views from Punakha Suspension Bridge.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Punakha travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Thimphu to Punakha takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back 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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