5 days in Bhutan Itinerary

5 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bhutan tour itinerary planner

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

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Punakha

— 1 night
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 4th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi Lhakhang Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong, and then make a trip to Punakha Suspension Bridge.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Punakha trip itinerary maker app.

Bengaluru, India to Punakha is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Punakha. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Thimphu.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites

Thimphu

— 2 nights
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Motithang Takin Preserve, ponder the world of politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), don't miss a visit to Changangkha Lhakhang, then pause for some photo ops at Kuenselphodrang, and finally make a trip to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten). On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan, steep yourself in history at Simtokha Dzong, then take a memorable drive along Dochula Pass, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Druk Wangyel Monastery.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Thimphu trip planning site.

You can drive from Punakha to Thimphu in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Paro.

Things to do in Thimphu

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Scenic Drive · Parks

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 7th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paro Taktsang.

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You can drive from Thimphu to Paro in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites
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Bhutan travel guide

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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.