8 days in Bhutan Itinerary

8 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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8 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  3​h
1
Paro
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h
2
Bumthang
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Thimphu
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Punakha
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​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.
Paro is known for historic sites, museums, scenic drive, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dzongdrakha Monastry, don't miss a visit to Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang, and see the interesting displays at National Museum.

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

New Delhi, India to Paro is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and car. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: high temperatures in Paro hover around 20°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bumthang.

Things to do in Paro

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

1
night
Bumthang

Bumthang ©
Plan a trip to Bumthang to discover an area as rich in culture as it is in sweeping valley views.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): sample the tasty concoctions at Bumthang Brewery, make a trip to Tamshing Lhakhang Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurje Lhakhang.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bumthang trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Paro to Bumthang in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Thimphu.

Things to do in Bumthang

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Kurje Lhakhang ©
Kurje Lhakhang
Tamshing Lhakhang Temple ©
Tamshing Lhakhang Temple

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: explore and take pictures at Dochula Pass, appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang, don't miss a visit to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), and steep yourself in history at Simtokha Dzong.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Thimphu tour planner .

Getting from Bumthang to Thimphu by combination of flight and car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In December in Thimphu, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Punakha.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Kuenselphodrang ©
Kuenselphodrang
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) ©
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)

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 1st (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi L'hakhang Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, and then take in the views from Punakha Suspension Bridge.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Punakha driving holiday planning app .

Getting from Thimphu to Punakha by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Chimi L'hakhang Temple ©
Chimi L'hakhang Temple
Punakha Suspension Bridge ©
Punakha Suspension Bridge

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