8 days in Bhutan & Siliguri Itinerary

8 days in Bhutan & Siliguri Itinerary

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8 days in Bhutan & Siliguri Itinerary

Start: Kannur, India
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Siliguri, India
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Phuentsholing, Bhutan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Paro, Bhutan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Thimphu, Bhutan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h
End: Kannur, India

1
night
Siliguri, India

Siliguri
Siliguri is a city which spans across the Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts in the Indian state of West Bengal. For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Siliguri itinerary builder website .

Kannur to Siliguri is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In December in Siliguri, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will leave for Phuentsholing on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Siliguri

Outdoors Historic Sites Shopping

1
night
Phuentsholing, Bhutan

Phuentsholing ©
Phuntsholing, also spelled as Phuentsholing is a border town in southern Bhutan and is the administrative seat of Chukha District. On the 14th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Bhutan Gate, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Zangto Pelri Lhakhang, then stroll through Amo Chhu Crocodile Breeding Centre, and finally take in the waterfront at Torsa River Side.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Phuentsholing road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Siliguri to Phuentsholing takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Paro.

Things to do in Phuentsholing

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Bhutan Gate ©
Bhutan Gate
Torsa River Side ©
Torsa River Side

2
nights
Paro, Bhutan

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 15th (Sun): examine the collection at National Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyichu Lhakhang, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest). Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Rinpung Dzong, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ugyen Pema Woedling Zangthopelri, then cruise along Chele La Pass, and finally snap pictures at Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paro itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Phuentsholing to Paro takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Paro, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Thimphu.

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

2
nights
Thimphu, Bhutan

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: explore and take pictures at Dochula Pass, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Thimphu trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Paro to Thimphu takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thimphu

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Motithang Takin Preserve ©
Motithang Takin Preserve
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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