7 days in Bhutan Itinerary

7 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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7 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  7​h
1
Punakha
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Thimphu
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Bumthang
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  1​h
4
Paro
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

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 5th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Punakha Suspension Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi L'hakhang Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten.

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

Mumbai, India to Punakha is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Thimphu.

Things to do in Punakha

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

2
nights
Thimphu

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 6th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Simtokha Dzong, don't miss a visit to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang, ponder the world of politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Motithang Takin Preserve, and finally make a trip to Changangkha Lhakhang. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Bhutan Post Office Headquarters, take a memorable drive along Dochula Pass, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Thimphu trip planner.

You can drive from Punakha to Thimphu in 2.5 hours. November in Thimphu sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Bumthang.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Kuenselphodrang ©
Kuenselphodrang
Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) ©
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)

1
night
Bumthang

Bumthang ©
Plan a trip to Bumthang to discover an area as rich in culture as it is in sweeping valley views.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Ngang Lhakhang, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurje Lhakhang, then don't miss a visit to Tamshing Lhakhang Temple, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bumthang Brewery.

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You can do a combination of car and flight from Thimphu to Bumthang in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paro.

Things to do in Bumthang

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Kurje Lhakhang ©
Kurje Lhakhang
Tamshing Lhakhang Temple ©
Tamshing Lhakhang Temple
Ngang Lhakhang ©
Ngang Lhakhang

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): cruise along Chele La Pass, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Rinpung Dzong, don't miss a visit to Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyichu Lhakhang, then contemplate the long history of Drukgyel Dzong, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dzongdrakha Monastry.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paro online route planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Bumthang to Paro takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daily temperatures in Paro can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) ©
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest)
Chele La Pass ©
Chele La Pass
National Museum ©
National Museum

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