7 days in Bhutan Itinerary

7 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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7 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  3​h
1
Paro
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Thimphu
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Punakha
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Paro is known for historic sites, museums, scenic drive, nature, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), contemplate the waterfront views at Paro River, contemplate the long history of Drukgyel Dzong, and make a trip to Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Paro journey planner .

New Delhi, India to Paro is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and car. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New Delhi in September: high temperatures in Paro hover around 28°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Thimphu.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) ©
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest)
Chele La Pass ©
Chele La Pass
Paro River ©
Paro River

3
nights
Thimphu

Thimphu ©
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Spend the 2nd (Wed) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Dochula Pass, get a sense of history and politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), contemplate the long history of Simtokha Dzong, and appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Thimphu online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Paro to Thimphu in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Thimphu are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Punakha.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Phajoding Monastery
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Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Motithang Takin Preserve ©
Motithang Takin Preserve

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): make a trip to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi L'hakhang Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, and finally snap pictures at Punakha Suspension Bridge.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Punakha driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Thimphu to Punakha in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
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Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Chimi L'hakhang Temple ©
Chimi L'hakhang Temple
Punakha Suspension Bridge ©
Punakha Suspension Bridge

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