8 days in Bhutan Itinerary

8 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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8 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
Punakha
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Thimphu
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Paro
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi L'hakhang Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong, and then snap pictures at Punakha Suspension Bridge.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Punakha trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Punakha is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of train, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) 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

3
nights
Thimphu

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: take a memorable drive along Dochula Pass, tour the pleasant surroundings at Motithang Takin Preserve, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and don't miss a visit to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten).

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Thimphu online road trip planner .

You can drive from Punakha to Thimphu in 2.5 hours. May in Thimphu sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Paro.

Things to do in Thimphu

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

3
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 5th (Tue): examine the collection at National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyichu Lhakhang, and then contemplate the long history of Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest). Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Drukgyel Dzong, snap pictures at Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge, then take a memorable drive along Chele La Pass, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ugyen Pema Woedling Zangthopelri.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paro driving holiday planner.

Drive from Thimphu to Paro in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Paro Taktsang ©
Paro Taktsang
Chele La Pass ©
Chele La Pass
National Museum ©
National Museum

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