7 days in Bhutan Itinerary

7 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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7 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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

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.
Paro is known for historic sites, museums, scenic drive, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), make a trip to Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dzongdrakha Monastry, and take a memorable drive along Chele La Pass.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Paro trip planner .

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. When traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Paro: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Thimphu.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) ©
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest)
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, museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Dochula Pass, tour the pleasant surroundings at Motithang Takin Preserve, steep yourself in history at Simtokha Dzong, and don't miss a visit to Changangkha Lhakhang.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Thimphu trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Paro to Thimphu in 1.5 hours. In December in Thimphu, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Punakha.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife
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 15th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi L'hakhang Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong, and then take in the views from Punakha Suspension Bridge.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Punakha trip planner .

Traveling by car from Thimphu to Punakha takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Chimi L'hakhang Temple ©
Chimi L'hakhang Temple
Punakha Suspension Bridge ©
Punakha Suspension Bridge

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