7 days in Bhutan, Dhaka City & Siliguri Itinerary

7 days in Bhutan, Dhaka City & Siliguri Itinerary

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7 days in Bhutan, Dhaka City & Siliguri Itinerary

Start: Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
— 1 day
Drive:  14 h
2
Siliguri, India
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
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Phuentsholing, Bhutan
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Paro, Bhutan
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Thimphu, Bhutan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2 h 15 min
End: Dhaka City, Bangladesh

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh

Dhaka City ©
One of the most congested and busiest cities in the world, Dhaka has a great deal to offer for everyone's taste.
On the 25th (Wed), take a leisurely stroll along Sadarghat, admire the landmark architecture of Ahsan Manzil, contemplate the long history of Lalbag Fort, then don't miss a visit to Dhakeshwari Temple, and finally deepen your understanding at Shahid Minar.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dhaka City attractions planning site.

If you are flying in from Bangladesh, the closest major aiport is Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Siliguri.

Things to do in Dhaka City

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Lalbag Fort ©
Lalbag Fort
Dhakeshwari Temple ©
Dhakeshwari Temple
Shahid Minar
Shahid Minar

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Siliguri, India

Siliguri ©
Siliguri is a city which spans across the Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts in the Indian state of West Bengal. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hong Kong Market and then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Siliguri, Sri Sri Radha Madhavsundara.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Siliguri online trip maker.

Explore your travel options from Dhaka City to Siliguri with the Route module. In March in Siliguri, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Phuentsholing.

Things to do in Siliguri

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Hong Kong Market ©
Hong Kong Market

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Phuentsholing, Bhutan

Phuentsholing ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Torsa River Side, then stroll through Amo Chhu Crocodile Breeding Centre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Zangto Pelri Lhakhang, and finally make a trip to Bhutan Gate.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Phuentsholing trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Siliguri to Phuentsholing in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Paro.

Things to do in Phuentsholing

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Bhutan Gate ©
Bhutan Gate
Torsa River Side ©
Torsa River Side

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Paro, Bhutan

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 29th (Sun), examine the collection at National Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyichu Lhakhang, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paro Taktsang.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Paro planning app.

Drive from Phuentsholing to Paro in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Thimphu.

Things to do in Paro

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Paro Taktsang ©
Paro Taktsang
National Museum ©
National Museum
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang

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Thimphu, Bhutan

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 30th (Mon): examine the collection at National Textile Museum, don't miss a visit to Changangkha Lhakhang, pause for some photo ops at Kuenselphodrang, don't miss a visit to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), then take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower Square, and finally make a trip to Bhutan Post Office Headquarters. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), stroll through Motithang Takin Preserve, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Druk Wangyel Monastery, then explore and take pictures at Dochula Pass, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Junction Book Store.

Make your Thimphu itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Paro to Thimphu takes 1.5 hours. March in Thimphu sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thimphu

Scenic Drive Outdoors Wildlife
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Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Kuenselphodrang ©
Kuenselphodrang
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) ©
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)

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