6 days in Bhutan Itinerary

6 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  8 h 15 min
1
Punakha
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Thimphu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Paro
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

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 16th (Sun), make a trip to Punakha Suspension Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi Lhakhang Temple.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Punakha trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Punakha is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, train, flight, and car; or do a combination of train, flight, and car. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Punakha due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): make a trip to Changangkha Lhakhang, appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang, make a trip to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), then admire all the interesting features of Dochula Pass, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Druk Wangyel Monastery. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Simtokha Dzong, then examine the collection at Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan, then ponder the world of politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), and finally stroll through Motithang Takin Preserve.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Thimphu day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Punakha to Thimphu takes 2.5 hours. In August in Thimphu, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Paro.

Things to do in Thimphu

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Kuenselphodrang ©
Kuenselphodrang
Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
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 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at National Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paro Taktsang, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Druk Choeding, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyichu Lhakhang. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rinpung Dzong and then admire all the interesting features of Chele La Pass.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Paro day trip planner.

You can drive from Thimphu to Paro in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Paro are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Paro Taktsang ©
Paro Taktsang
National Museum ©
National Museum
Chele La Pass ©
Chele La Pass

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