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 30​min
1
Thimphu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Punakha
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Bumthang
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  1​h
4
Paro
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: New Delhi

2
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: cruise along Dochula Pass, contemplate the long history of Simtokha Dzong, don't miss a visit to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), and get a sense of history and politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong).

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Thimphu travel itinerary planner .

New Delhi, India to Thimphu is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. In December, Thimphu is slightly colder than New Delhi - with highs of 20°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Punakha.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours Historic Sites Scenic Drive
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi L'hakhang Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, and then snap pictures at Punakha Suspension Bridge.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Punakha trip planner .

You can drive from Thimphu to Punakha in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Bumthang.

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

1
night
Bumthang

Bumthang ©
Plan a trip to Bumthang to discover an area as rich in culture as it is in sweeping valley views.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): sample the tasty concoctions at Bumthang Brewery, then make a trip to Tamshing Lhakhang Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurje Lhakhang.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bumthang day trip tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Punakha to Bumthang in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Paro.

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
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), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rinpung Dzong, see the interesting displays at National Museum, and snap pictures at Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Paro trip itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of car and flight from Bumthang to Paro in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paro

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

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