8 days in Bhutan Itinerary

8 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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1
Paro
— 2 nights
2
Gangtey
— 1 night
3
Punakha
— 1 night
4
Thimphu
— 3 nights

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.
On the 25th (Mon), examine the collection at National Museum, steep yourself in history at Paro Taktsang, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyichu Lhakhang. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Rinpung Dzong, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ugyen Pema Woedling Zangthopelri, thencruise along Chele La Pass, and finally snap pictures at Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge.

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Chennai, India to Paro is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Paro. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Chennai in May; daily highs in Paro reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gangtey.

Things to do in Paro

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

1
night
Gangtey

Gangtey ©
Surrounded by towering mountains and traversed by two meandering rivers, Gangtey is one of the most pristine tourist sites in Bhutan, set in a wide, flat glacial valley.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Gangtey Monastery and then stroll through Phobjikha Valley.

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Getting from Paro to Gangtey by car takes about 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Punakha.

Things to do in Gangtey

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Phobjikha Valley
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Phobjikha Valley ©
Phobjikha Valley
Gangtey Monastery ©
Gangtey Monastery

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 28th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi Lhakhang Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong, and then take in the views from Punakha Suspension Bridge.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Punakha trip itinerary site.

Drive from Gangtey to Punakha in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) 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: take a memorable drive along Dochula Pass, stroll through Motithang Takin Preserve, examine the collection at National Textile Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Kuenselphodrang.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Thimphu day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Punakha to Thimphu takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Thimphu are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thimphu

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Kuenselphodrang ©
Kuenselphodrang
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) ©
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)

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