6 days in Bhutan Itinerary

6 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bhutan travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Paro Airport, Drive to Thimphu
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Thimphu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Punakha
— 1 night
Drive
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Paro
— 2 nights
Fly

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Thimphu

— 2 nights
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): make a trip to Changangkha Lhakhang, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), then make a trip to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), then appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang, and finally see Off-Road Tours. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan, then contemplate the long history of Simtokha Dzong, then cruise along Dochula Pass, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Druk Wangyel Monastery.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Thimphu trip itinerary builder website.

Raipur, India to Thimphu is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Raipur to Thimphu due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Raipur in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Thimphu, with highs around 26°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Punakha.

Things to do in Thimphu

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Punakha

— 1 night
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 26th (Tue): snap pictures at Punakha Suspension Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi Lhakhang Temple.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Punakha itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Thimphu to Punakha takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Paro.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites

Paro

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Drukgyel Dzong, contemplate the long history of Paro Taktsang, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyichu Lhakhang.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Paro trip planner.

Drive from Punakha to Paro in 3.5 hours. In October in Paro, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites · Museums

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.