6 days in Bhutan Itinerary

6 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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6 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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

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 6th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi Lhakhang Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong, and then snap pictures at Punakha Suspension Bridge.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Punakha online day trip planner.

Amritsar, India to Punakha is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Thimphu.

Things to do in Punakha

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

2
nights
Thimphu

Thimphu ©
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
On the 7th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan, ponder the world of politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), make a trip to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), then pause for some photo ops at Kuenselphodrang, then make a trip to Changangkha Lhakhang, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower Square. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Motithang Takin Preserve, contemplate the long history of Simtokha Dzong, then take a memorable drive along Dochula Pass, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Druk Wangyel Monastery.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Thimphu sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by car from Punakha to Thimphu takes 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Paro.

Things to do in Thimphu

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Drukgyel Dzong, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyichu Lhakhang, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paro Taktsang. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at National Museum, then don't miss a visit to Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang, and then contemplate the long history of Rinpung Dzong.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paro vacation planner.

You can drive from Thimphu to Paro in 1.5 hours. In April in Paro, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Paro Taktsang ©
Paro Taktsang
National Museum ©
National Museum
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang

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