8 days in Bhutan Itinerary

8 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bhutan tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Punakha
— 1 night
Drive
2
Thimphu
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Paro
— 3 nights
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi Lhakhang Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong, and then don't miss a visit to Punakha Suspension Bridge.

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Ahmedabad, India to Punakha is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and car; or do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Ahmedabad to Punakha, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Thimphu.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites

Thimphu

— 3 nights
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, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Thimphu online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Punakha to Thimphu takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Paro.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Paro

— 3 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.
Paro is known for historic sites, museums, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Paro Taktsang, soothe aching muscles at Tshetob Ying Yum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rinpung Dzong, and admire all the interesting features of Chele La Pass.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paro holiday planning app.

Drive from Thimphu to Paro in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

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.