8 days in Bhutan Itinerary

8 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Srinagar
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Punakha
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Thimphu
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Paro
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Srinagar

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi Lhakhang Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, and then take in the views from Punakha Suspension Bridge.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read our Punakha day trip planning app.

Srinagar, India to Punakha is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, taxi, and car; or do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Srinagar to Punakha is 0.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thimphu.

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

3
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: ponder the world of politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), contemplate the long history of Simtokha Dzong, get engrossed in the history at Folk Heritage Museum Kawajangsa, and don't miss a visit to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten).

To find out how to plan a trip to Thimphu, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Punakha to Thimphu takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Paro.

Things to do in Thimphu

Museums Historic Sites Scenic Drive
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Kuenselphodrang ©
Kuenselphodrang
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) ©
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)
Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass

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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paro Taktsang, make a trip to Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang, see the interesting displays at National Museum, and contemplate the long history of Rinpung Dzong.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Paro itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Thimphu to Paro takes 1.5 hours. September in Paro sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Lhakhang Nagpo
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Paro Taktsang ©
Paro Taktsang
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang
Drukgyel Dzong ©
Drukgyel Dzong

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