11 days in Bhutan Itinerary

11 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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11 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Thimphu
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Punakha
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Bumthang
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h
4
Paro
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Hyderabad

3
nights
Thimphu

The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Step off the beaten path and head to Simtokha Dzong and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Kuenselphodrang, make a trip to Bhutan Post Office Headquarters, examine the collection at Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Thimphu travel planning tool .

Hyderabad, India to Thimphu is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Hyderabad in November, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Thimphu: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Punakha.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan ©
Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan
Simtokha Dzong ©
Simtokha Dzong

2
nights
Punakha

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 24th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong and then make a trip to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Wangdue Dzong.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Punakha day trip planning site .

Getting from Thimphu to Punakha by car takes about 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bumthang.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wangdue Dzong
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Wangdue Dzong ©
Wangdue Dzong
Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten ©
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten

2
nights
Bumthang

Bumthang ©
Plan a trip to Bumthang to discover an area as rich in culture as it is in sweeping valley views.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Tamshing Lhakhang Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jambay Lhakhang Temple. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Ogyen Choling Palace Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Bumthang Brewery, and then don't miss a visit to Ngang Lhakhang.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bumthang day trip site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Punakha to Bumthang in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Paro.

Things to do in Bumthang

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Jakar
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Jambay Lhakhang Temple ©
Jambay Lhakhang Temple
Ogyen Choling Palace Museum ©
Ogyen Choling Palace Museum
Tamshing Lhakhang Temple ©
Tamshing Lhakhang Temple

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Paro River. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dzongdrakha Monastry, snap pictures at Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche Memorial House, and take some stellar pictures from Paro Airport Bird's Eye View Point.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Paro trip itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Bumthang to Paro in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paro

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

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