7 days in Bhutan Itinerary

7 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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7 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Start: Bhubaneswar
Fly:  5​h
1
Paro
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Gangtey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Punakha
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Thimphu
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Bhubaneswar

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 19th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dzongdrakha Monastry.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Paro trip itinerary site .

Bhubaneswar, India to Paro is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. When traveling from Bhubaneswar in October, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Paro: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gangtey.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites
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Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) ©
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest)
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang
Dzongdrakha Monastry ©
Dzongdrakha Monastry

1
night
Gangtey

Gangtey ©
Surrounded by towering mountains and traversed by two meandering rivers, Gangtey is one of the most pristine tourist sites in Bhutan, set in a wide, flat glacial valley.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): stroll through Phobjikha Valley and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangtey Monastery.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gangtey trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Paro to Gangtey in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Punakha.

Things to do in Gangtey

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Phobjikha Valley
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Phobjikha Valley ©
Phobjikha Valley
Gangtey Monastery ©
Gangtey Monastery

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 22nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery and then don't miss a visit to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Punakha trip builder website .

Getting from Gangtey to Punakha by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Thimphu.
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Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten ©
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery ©
Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Simtokha Dzong and National Institute for Zorig Chusum. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Tango Buddhist College, pause for some photo ops at Kuenselphodrang, take a memorable drive along Dochula Pass, and don't miss a visit to Changangkha Lhakhang.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Thimphu trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Punakha to Thimphu in 2.5 hours. October in Thimphu sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thimphu

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
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Kuenselphodrang ©
Kuenselphodrang
Simtokha Dzong ©
Simtokha Dzong
Tango Buddhist College ©
Tango Buddhist College

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