11 days in Bhutan Itinerary

11 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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11 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
1
Phuentsholing
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Thimphu
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Punakha
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Paro
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Phuentsholing

Phuentsholing ©
Phuntsholing, also spelled as Phuentsholing is a border town in southern Bhutan and is the administrative seat of Chukha District. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Bhutan Gate, make a trip to Zangto Pelri Lhakhang, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Amo Chhu Crocodile Breeding Centre, and finally take in the waterfront at Torsa River Side.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Phuentsholing sightseeing planning site .

Mumbai, India to Phuentsholing is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Thimphu.

Things to do in Phuentsholing

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

4
nights
Thimphu

The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Simtokha Dzong and Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Simply Bhutan Museum. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phajoding Monastery, examine the collection at Bhutan Postal Museum, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and deepen your understanding at National Institute for Zorig Chusum.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Thimphu itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Phuentsholing to Thimphu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Punakha.

Things to do in Thimphu

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Side Trip

Phajoding Monastery
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Phajoding Monastery ©
Phajoding Monastery
Simtokha Dzong ©
Simtokha Dzong

1
night
Punakha

Punakha ©
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
On the 27th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi L'hakhang Temple and then don't miss a visit to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Punakha travel planner.

Drive from Thimphu to Punakha in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Paro.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
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Chimi L'hakhang Temple ©
Chimi L'hakhang Temple
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten ©
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten

3
nights
Paro

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Paro River. Get a sense of the local culture at Dzongdrakha Monastry and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche Memorial House. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Paro Airport Bird's Eye View Point, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and appreciate the history behind Dasho Nishioka Chorten.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paro travel planning website .

Traveling by car from Punakha to Paro takes 3.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Paro are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paro

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Dzongdrakha Monastry ©
Dzongdrakha Monastry
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Paro River ©
Paro River

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