5 days in Bhutan Itinerary

5 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bhutan sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Paro
— 1 night
Drive
2
Thimphu
— 3 nights
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Paro

— 1 night
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 1st (Tue): examine the collection at National Museum and then take in the views from Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyichu Lhakhang, steep yourself in history at Paro Taktsang, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dzongdrakha Monastry.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paro trip itinerary planner.

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 difference when traveling from Mumbai to Paro is 0.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in June: high temperatures in Paro hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Thimphu.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites · Museums

Thimphu

— 3 nights
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Simtokha Dzong and Bhutan Postal Museum. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan, appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang, get a sense of history and politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), and gain insight at National Institute for Zorig Chusum.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Thimphu trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Paro to Thimphu takes 1.5 hours. June in Thimphu sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thimphu

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Bhutan travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Sacred & Religious Sites
Last Shangrila
Thanks to its location in the Himalayas, tiny Bhutan's main tourist attraction is its stunning natural scenery. The last of the world's Buddhist kingdoms, this mountainous country boasts stretches of fertile land and a small population surviving on subsistence farming. Visitors seeking culturally enriching experiences take a trip to Bhutan to discover a mysterious and magic mountain kingdom where traditional Buddhism slowly and carefully accepts the developments of the modern world. Popular things to do in this "Last Shangrila" include bird-watching, hiking, and biking through some of the planet's least-spoiled wilderness areas, where commercial tourism still seems a concept from a distant future.