6 days in Bhutan Itinerary

6 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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6 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
+2
train + bus + Drive:  20​h
1
Paro
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Thimphu
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + bus + train:  20​h 15​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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Rinpung Dzong, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest).

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Paro trip itinerary planning website .

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. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October: highs in Paro hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Thimphu.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Museums
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Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) ©
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest)
National Museum ©
National Museum
Rinpung Dzong ©
Rinpung Dzong

2
nights
Thimphu

Thimphu ©
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), take an in-depth tour of Simply Bhutan Museum, then take a memorable drive along Dochula Pass, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Druk Wangyel Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Folk Heritage Museum Kawajangsa, see the interesting displays at National Textile Museum, examine the collection at Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan, then see the interesting displays at Bhutan Postal Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower Square, and finally appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Thimphu online trip builder .

You can drive from Paro to Thimphu in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Thimphu can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Thimphu

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites
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Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) ©
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)
Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan ©
Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan

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