7 days in Bhutan Itinerary

7 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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7 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Start: Durgapur
Drive:  18​h 30​min
1
Paro
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Punakha
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Thimphu
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Phuentsholing
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h
End: Durgapur

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.
On the 26th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest). On your second day here, see the interesting displays at National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyichu Lhakhang, and then admire all the interesting features of Chele La Pass.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paro trip maker app .

Durgapur, India to Paro is an approximately 18.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Punakha.

Things to do in Paro

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Paro Taktsang ©
Paro Taktsang
Chele La Pass ©
Chele La Pass
National Museum ©
National Museum

1
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Punakha

Punakha ©
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi L'hakhang Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong, and then snap pictures at Punakha Suspension Bridge.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Punakha trip planner .

Traveling by car from Paro to Punakha takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Thimphu.

Things to do in Punakha

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Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Chimi L'hakhang Temple ©
Chimi L'hakhang Temple
Punakha Suspension Bridge ©
Punakha Suspension Bridge

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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 29th (Sun): ponder the world of politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), then appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang, then don't miss a visit to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), and finally take a memorable drive along Dochula Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Changangkha Lhakhang, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Motithang Takin Preserve, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Thimphu vacation tool .

You can drive from Punakha to Thimphu in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Thimphu are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Phuentsholing.

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Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Kuenselphodrang ©
Kuenselphodrang
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) ©
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)

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Phuentsholing

Phuentsholing ©
Phuntsholing, also spelled as Phuentsholing is a border town in southern Bhutan and is the administrative seat of Chukha District. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zangto Pelri Lhakhang and then make a trip to Bhutan Gate.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Phuentsholing trip planner.

You can drive from Thimphu to Phuentsholing in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

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Bhutan Gate ©
Bhutan Gate

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