6 days in Bhutan Itinerary

6 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  17 h
1
Thimphu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Punakha
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Paro
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Brisbane

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 2nd (Tue): examine the collection at Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan, steep yourself in history at Simtokha Dzong, thentake a memorable drive along Dochula Pass, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Druk Wangyel Monastery. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Wang Chu Park.Centenary Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Motithang Takin Preserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), thenmake a trip to Changangkha Lhakhang, thenappreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang, and finally make a trip to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten).

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Thimphu trip itinerary tool.

Brisbane, Australia to Thimphu is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Bhutan Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in June, with highs in Thimphu at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Punakha.

Things to do in Thimphu

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

1
night
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 4th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Punakha Suspension Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi Lhakhang Temple.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Punakha trip planner.

You can drive from Thimphu to Punakha in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Paro.

Things to do in Punakha

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): examine the collection at National Museum, thensteep yourself in history at Paro Taktsang, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Druk Choeding, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyichu Lhakhang.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Paro route planning tool.

You can drive from Punakha to Paro in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paro

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Paro Taktsang ©
Paro Taktsang
National Museum ©
National Museum
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang

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