4 days in Paro, Thimphu & Punakha Itinerary

4 days in Paro, Thimphu & Punakha Itinerary

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4 days in Paro, Thimphu & Punakha Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Paro
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Thimphu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Punakha
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Hyderabad

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), examine the collection at National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyichu Lhakhang, and then steep yourself in history at Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest).

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Hyderabad, India to Paro is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. In January, Paro is cooler than Hyderabad - with highs of 16°C and lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Thimphu.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Museums
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Paro Taktsang ©
Paro Taktsang
National Museum ©
National Museum
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang

1
night
Thimphu

Thimphu ©
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
On the 3rd (Fri), cruise along Dochula Pass, then make a trip to Changangkha Lhakhang, then pause for some photo ops at Kuenselphodrang, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong).

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Thimphu planner .

Drive from Paro to Thimphu in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Thimphu are 16°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Punakha.

Things to do in Thimphu

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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 4th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Punakha holiday builder app .

Traveling by car from Thimphu to Punakha takes 2.5 hours. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
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Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong

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