40 days in Austria & Bhutan Itinerary

40 days in Austria & Bhutan Itinerary

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Start: Karachi, Pakistan
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Paro, Bhutan
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Ha, Bhutan
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  3 h
3
Trongsa, Bhutan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Wangdue, Bhutan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Punakha, Bhutan
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Bumthang, Bhutan
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Phuentsholing, Bhutan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
8
Thimphu, Bhutan
— 9 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h 30 min
9
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  3 h 45 min
10
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
11
Kitzbuhel, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
12
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Karachi, Pakistan


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6
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.
Paro is known for historic sites, museums, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Paro Taktsang, take an in-depth tour of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche Memorial House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyichu Lhakhang, and see the interesting displays at National Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paro trip planner.

Karachi, Pakistan to Paro is an approximately 12- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time to Bhutan Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Karachi in February, expect Paro to be colder, temps between 17°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ha.

Things to do in Paro

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Paro Taktsang ©
Paro Taktsang
Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang ©
Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang

2
nights
Ha, Bhutan

Ha ©
Ha or Has is a town and seat of Haa District in Bhutan.Ha is situated in the west of the Sandalwood Kingdom near Sikkim in the Ha Valley. On the 8th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Lhakhang Karpo and then appreciate the views at Haa Valley.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ha online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Paro to Ha in 2.5 hours. On the 9th (Sun), you're off to Trongsa.

Things to do in Ha

Nature Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Haa Valley ©
Haa Valley
Lhakhang Karpo ©
Lhakhang Karpo

2
nights
Trongsa, Bhutan

Trongsa ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Yutong La Pass, see the interesting displays at The Tower of Trongsa Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Tongsa Dzong. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Chendebji Chorten.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Trongsa trip website.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Ha to Trongsa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Wangdue.

Things to do in Trongsa

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Yutong La Pass ©
Yutong La Pass
Tongsa Dzong ©
Tongsa Dzong
Chendebji Chorten ©
Chendebji Chorten

2
nights
Wangdue, Bhutan

Wangdue ©
On the 12th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangtey Monastery, admire the verdant scenery at Phobjikha Valley, and then stroll through Pele La. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Wangdue Dzong.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Wangdue journey planner.

Getting from Trongsa to Wangdue by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Punakha.

Things to do in Wangdue

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Wangdue Phodrang District, Gangtey Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Gangtey Monastery ©
Gangtey Monastery
Phobjikha Valley ©
Phobjikha Valley
Pele La ©
Pele La

3
nights
Punakha, Bhutan

Punakha ©
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
Punakha is known for historic sites, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, don't miss a visit to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Park, Lampelri, and snap pictures at Punakha Suspension Bridge.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Punakha travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Wangdue to Punakha in 2 hours. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bumthang.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Chimi Lhakhang Temple ©
Chimi Lhakhang Temple
Punakha Suspension Bridge ©
Punakha Suspension Bridge

3
nights
Bumthang, Bhutan

Bumthang ©
Plan a trip to Bumthang to discover an area as rich in culture as it is in sweeping valley views.
Explore Bumthang's surroundings by going to Jakar (Jambay Lhakhang Temple, Jakar Dzong, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurje Lhakhang, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bumthang Brewery, contemplate the waterfront views at Burning Lake, and make a trip to Ngang Lhakhang.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bumthang trip website.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Punakha to Bumthang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Phuentsholing.

Things to do in Bumthang

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Jakar
Highlights from your plan
Kurje Lhakhang ©
Kurje Lhakhang
Jambay Lhakhang Temple ©
Jambay Lhakhang Temple
Tamshing Lhakhang Temple ©
Tamshing Lhakhang Temple

2
nights
Phuentsholing, Bhutan

Phuentsholing ©
On the 20th (Thu), take in the waterfront at Torsa River Side, stroll through Amo Chhu Crocodile Breeding Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zangto Pelri Lhakhang, and finally make a trip to Bhutan Gate.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Phuentsholing sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Bumthang to Phuentsholing takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for Thimphu on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Phuentsholing

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bhutan Gate ©
Bhutan Gate
Torsa River Side ©
Torsa River Side

9
nights
Thimphu, Bhutan

The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Thimphu is known for scenic drive, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), get great views at Sangaygang, steep yourself in history at Simtokha Dzong, and take in the pleasant sights at Cheri Gompa Monastery.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Thimphu vacation builder site.

Traveling by car from Phuentsholing to Thimphu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Phajoding Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) ©
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)
Chagri Dorjeden Monastery ©
Chagri Dorjeden Monastery

1
night
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
On the 2nd (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, examine the collection at The Hofburg, then pause for some serene contemplation at Peterskirche, and finally don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and then admire the striking features of Rathaus.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Vienna online travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Thimphu to Vienna. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Thimphu to Vienna. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Thimphu in March: high temperatures in Vienna hover around 12°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, steep yourself in history at Innsbruck Town Hall, enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alpenzoo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, and finally steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, admire the masterpieces at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, and then get a sense of history and politics at Congress innsbruck.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Vienna to Innsbruck in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kitzbuhel.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Swarovski Kristallwelten
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck ©
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump
Swarovski Kristallwelten ©
Swarovski Kristallwelten

2
nights
Kitzbuhel, Austria

Kitzbuhel ©
Kitzbühel is a small medieval town situated along the river Kitzbuhler Ache in Tyrol, Austria and the administrative centre of the Kitzbühel district. On the 6th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pfarrkirche "Zum Heiligen Andreas", stroll through Element3 Ski School, and then hit the slopes at Die Bergbahn Kitzbuhel - KitzSki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): hit the slopes at SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental, hit the slopes at Ellmau Ski Resort and Village, then contemplate the waterfront views at Schwarzsee, and finally try your luck at Londoner.

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Getting from Innsbruck to Kitzbuhel by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Kitzbuhel

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental, Ellmau Ski Resort and Village
Highlights from your plan
Die Bergbahn Kitzbuhel - KitzSki ©
Die Bergbahn Kitzbuhel - KitzSki
SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental ©
SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental
Ellmau Ski Resort and Village ©
Ellmau Ski Resort and Village

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and finally shop like a local with Getreidegasse. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Salzburg online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kitzbuhel to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daytime highs in Salzburg are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

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