3 days in Bhutan Itinerary

3 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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3 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Start: Dhaka City
Fly:  1​h 30​min
1
Paro
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Thimphu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Punakha
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Dhaka City

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): examine the collection at National Museum and then contemplate the long history of Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paro online road trip planner .

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Paro is an approximately 1.5-hour flight. In December in Paro, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Thimphu.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Museums
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Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) ©
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest)
National Museum ©
National Museum

1
night
Thimphu

Thimphu ©
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
On the 14th (Sat), get a sense of history and politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang, then don't miss a visit to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), and finally cruise along Dochula Pass.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Thimphu trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Paro to Thimphu takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Thimphu can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Punakha.

Things to do in Thimphu

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites
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Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Kuenselphodrang ©
Kuenselphodrang
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) ©
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi L'hakhang Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, and then take in the views from Punakha Suspension Bridge.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Punakha journey planner .

Traveling by car from Thimphu to Punakha takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Chimi L'hakhang Temple ©
Chimi L'hakhang Temple
Punakha Suspension Bridge ©
Punakha Suspension Bridge

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