10 days in Bhutan & India Itinerary

10 days in Bhutan & India Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Gangtok, India
— 2 nights
2
Pelling, India
— 1 night
3
Darjeeling, India
— 1 night
4
Phuentsholing, Bhutan
— 1 night
5
Thimphu, Bhutan
— 1 night
6
Punakha, Bhutan
— 2 nights
7
Paro, Bhutan
— 1 night


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2
nights
Gangtok, India

Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, browse the eclectic array of goods at Lal Bazar, and then take a stroll through MG Marg. On your second day here, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, look for gifts at Handicraft Emporium, thensnap pictures at Deorali Butterfly Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiv Mandir.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gangtok vacation planning app.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Gangtok is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pelling.

Things to do in Gangtok

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Shiv Mandir ©
Shiv Mandir

1
night
Pelling, India

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery, thendelve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pelling route planner.

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Pelling takes 4.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Pelling can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Pelling

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Pemayangtse Monastery
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Pemayangtse Monastery ©
Pemayangtse Monastery
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins
Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls

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Darjeeling, India

The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the galleries of Ava Art Gallery, thenadmire the masterpieces at Himalayan Tibet Museum, thentake a spin around town with Bike Tours, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Darjeeling vacation planner.

You can drive from Pelling to Darjeeling in 3.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Phuentsholing.

Things to do in Darjeeling

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Mahakal Temple ©
Mahakal Temple
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Himalayan Tibet Museum

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Phuentsholing, Bhutan

Phuentsholing ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Bhutan Gate, thenmake a trip to Zangto Pelri Lhakhang, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Amo Chhu Crocodile Breeding Centre, and finally take in the waterfront at Torsa River Side.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Phuentsholing trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Phuentsholing takes 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Darjeeling to Phuentsholing is 0.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Thimphu.

Things to do in Phuentsholing

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Bhutan Gate ©
Bhutan Gate
Torsa River Side ©
Torsa River Side

1
night
Thimphu, Bhutan

The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
On the 29th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Phajoding Monastery.

Before you visit Thimphu, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Phuentsholing to Thimphu by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Punakha.

Things to do in Thimphu

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Phajoding Monastery
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Phajoding Monastery ©
Phajoding Monastery

2
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Punakha, Bhutan

Punakha ©
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 1st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi Lhakhang Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong, and then snap pictures at Punakha Suspension Bridge.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Punakha sightseeing planner.

Drive from Thimphu to Punakha in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Paro.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
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Chimi Lhakhang Temple ©
Chimi Lhakhang Temple
Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Punakha Suspension Bridge ©
Punakha Suspension Bridge

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night
Paro, Bhutan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dzongdrakha Monastry, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kyichu Lhakhang, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paro Taktsang. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Dasho Nishioka Chorten and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Paro trip planner.

You can drive from Punakha to Paro in 3.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Paro can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
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Dzongdrakha Monastry ©
Dzongdrakha Monastry
Paro Taktsang ©
Paro Taktsang
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang

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