10 days in Sikkim, Bhutan & Darjeeling Itinerary

10 days in Sikkim, Bhutan & Darjeeling Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia trip maker

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

10 days in Sikkim, Bhutan & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
1
Gangtok, India
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Paro, Bhutan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Thimphu, Bhutan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Punakha, Bhutan
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
5
Darjeeling, India
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Mumbai, India


Learn more about your trip

2
nights
Gangtok, India

Gangtok ©
Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage.
Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Nathula, contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, and then make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Gangtok online visit planner .

Mumbai to Gangtok is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Paro.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
Highlights from your plan
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

2
nights
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 3rd (Sun): appreciate the history behind Dasho Nishioka Chorten, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyichu Lhakhang, then steep yourself in history at Drukgyel Dzong, and finally contemplate the long history of Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): examine the collection at National Museum, then steep yourself in history at Rinpung Dzong, and then cruise along Chele La Pass.

Planning Paro trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gangtok to Paro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Thimphu.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) ©
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest)
Chele La Pass ©
Chele La Pass
National Museum ©
National Museum

2
nights
Thimphu, Bhutan

The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Changangkha Lhakhang, get a sense of history and politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), and then gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), pause for some photo ops at Kuenselphodrang, steep yourself in history at Simtokha Dzong, then take a memorable drive along Dochula Pass, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Druk Wangyel Monastery.

Plan my trip to Thimphu with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Paro to Thimphu takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Punakha.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Kuenselphodrang ©
Kuenselphodrang
Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass

1
night
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 7th (Thu): make a trip to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi L'hakhang Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, and finally take in the views from Punakha Suspension Bridge.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Punakha road trip planning site .

Getting from Thimphu to Punakha by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Chimi L'hakhang Temple ©
Chimi L'hakhang Temple
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten ©
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten

2
nights
Darjeeling, India

Darjeeling ©
The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, then make a trip to Samthar Plateau, and finally take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Darjeeling trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Punakha to Darjeeling by combination of car, flight, and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©

Similar Plans

11 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling BY A USER FROM INDIA November, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in Bhutan BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Sikkim & Darjeeling BY A USER FROM INDIA November, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Bhutan BY A USER FROM INDIA October, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Darjeeling & Sikkim BY A USER FROM INDIA December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Darjeeling BY A USER FROM INDIA November, culture, outdoors, romantic, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Tibet & Bhutan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Darjeeling & Andaman and Nicobar Islands BY A USER FROM INDIA December, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Sikkim BY A USER FROM INDIA October, kids, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in Darjeeling & Sikkim BY A USER FROM INDIA December, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Bhutan BY A USER FROM GERMANY April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans