7 days in Bhutan Itinerary

7 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  3 h
1
Paro
— 2 nights
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
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: New Delhi

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Paro Taktsang and National Museum. Kyichu Lhakhang and Lhakhang Karpo will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Chele La Pass, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ugyen Pema Woedling Zangthopelri, get engrossed in the history at Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche Memorial House, and steep yourself in history at Rinpung Dzong.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Paro itinerary app.

New Delhi, India to Paro is an approximately 3- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Bhutan Time is 0.5 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in June: highs in Paro hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gangtey.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Lhakhang Karpo
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Paro Taktsang ©
Paro Taktsang
National Museum ©
National Museum
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang

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.
On the 26th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangtey Monastery and then admire the verdant scenery at Phobjikha Valley.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gangtey trip maker app.

You can drive from Paro to Gangtey in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Punakha.

Things to do in Gangtey

Wildlife Nature Parks

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.
On the 27th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi Lhakhang Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, and then snap pictures at Punakha Suspension Bridge.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Punakha trip planning app.

Drive from Gangtey to Punakha in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Thimphu.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
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Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Chimi Lhakhang Temple ©
Chimi Lhakhang 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.
On the 28th (Sun), ponder the world of politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), tour the pleasant surroundings at Motithang Takin Preserve, examine the collection at National Textile Museum, then take a memorable drive along Dochula Pass, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Druk Wangyel Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Thimphu tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Punakha to Thimphu takes 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thimphu

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) ©
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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