7 days in Bhutan Itinerary

7 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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7 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  15 h
1
Paro
— 1 night
Fly:  45 min
2
Jakar
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Punakha
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Thimphu
— 1 night
Fly:  15 h
End: London

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 21st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Drukgyel Dzong, then snap pictures at Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge, then cruise along Chele La Pass, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ugyen Pema Woedling Zangthopelri. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyichu Lhakhang, then explore the activities along Paro River, and finally contemplate the long history of Rinpung Dzong.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Paro vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Paro is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Traveling from London to Paro, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in May, expect Paro to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Jakar.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Rinpung Dzong ©
Rinpung Dzong
Chele La Pass ©
Chele La Pass
National Museum ©
National Museum

1
night
Jakar

Jakar ©
Jakar is a town in the central-eastern region of Bhutan. You've now added Wangduechhoeling Palace to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jambay Lhakhang Temple, then don't miss a visit to Wangduechhoeling Palace, and then see the interesting displays at Ogyen Choling Palace Museum.

For where to stay, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Jakar route planner.

You can fly from Paro to Jakar in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Punakha.

Things to do in Jakar

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Jambay Lhakhang Temple ©
Jambay Lhakhang Temple
Ogyen Choling Palace Museum ©
Ogyen Choling Palace Museum
Wangduechhoeling Palace ©
Wangduechhoeling Palace

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): 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 maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Punakha road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Jakar to Punakha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Thimphu.

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

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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 25th (Mon): ponder the world of politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), then pause for some photo ops at Kuenselphodrang, then don't miss a visit to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), and finally take a memorable drive along Dochula Pass.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Thimphu journey planning tool.

Drive from Punakha to Thimphu in 2.5 hours. In May in Thimphu, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thimphu

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Kuenselphodrang ©
Kuenselphodrang
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) ©
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)

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