6 days in Bhutan Itinerary

6 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bhutan route planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

6 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  2 h
1
Paro
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Thimphu
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Punakha
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Dasho Nishioka Chorten and then explore and take pictures at Chele La Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyichu Lhakhang, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paro Taktsang.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paro trip planning app.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Paro is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in May, with highs in Paro at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Thimphu.

Things to do in Paro

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

3
nights
Thimphu

Thimphu ©
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: cruise along Dochula Pass, make a trip to Changangkha Lhakhang, contemplate the long history of Simtokha Dzong, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong).

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Thimphu online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Paro to Thimphu in 1.5 hours. May in Thimphu sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Punakha.

Things to do in Thimphu

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Phajoding Monastery
Highlights from your plan
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.
On the 30th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi Lhakhang Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, and then take in the views from Punakha Suspension Bridge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Punakha itinerary planner.

You can drive from Thimphu to Punakha in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Punakha

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

Similar Plans

8 days in Bhutan BY A USER FROM KUWAIT July, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 13 days in Kolkata (Calcutta), Bhutan & Bagdogra BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Bhutan BY A USER FROM INDIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Sikkim, Bhutan & Kolkata (Calcutta) BY MAKE MY TRIP November, culture, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in India & Bhutan BY A USER FROM INDIA November, culture, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Bhutan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Bhutan BY A USER FROM INDIA December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Darjeeling, Gangtok & Bhutan BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Siliguri & Bhutan BY A USER FROM INDIA January, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Bhutan BY A USER FROM INDIA November, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in Bhutan BY A USER FROM INDIA November, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Bhutan BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
See more plans