5 days in Bhutan Itinerary

5 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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5 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Punakha
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Thimphu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Paro
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Pune

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 18th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi L'hakhang Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, and then take in the views from Punakha Suspension Bridge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Punakha trip planner.

Pune, India to Punakha is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of train, flight, bus, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Thimphu.

Things to do in Punakha

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Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Chimi Lhakhang Temple ©
Chimi Lhakhang Temple
Punakha Suspension Bridge ©
Punakha Suspension Bridge

1
night
Thimphu

Thimphu ©
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
On the 19th (Tue), ponder the world of politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), pause for some photo ops at Kuenselphodrang, then don't miss a visit to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), and finally admire all the interesting features of Dochula Pass.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Thimphu trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Punakha to Thimphu takes 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Thimphu can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Paro.

Things to do in Thimphu

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Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Kuenselphodrang ©
Kuenselphodrang
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) ©
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)

2
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.
On the 20th (Wed), examine the collection at National Museum, snap pictures at Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge, and then explore and take pictures at Chele La Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Drukgyel Dzong, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyichu Lhakhang, then make a trip to Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang, and finally contemplate the long history of Rinpung Dzong.

To find photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Paro vacation builder .

Drive from Thimphu to Paro in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang
Chele La Pass ©
Chele La Pass
National Museum ©
National Museum

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