8 days in Bhutan Itinerary

8 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Gaya
Fly + Drive:  13 h 15 min
1
Thimphu
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Punakha
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Paro
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Gaya

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Dochula Pass, appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Druk Wangyel Monastery.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Thimphu trip itinerary planner.

Gaya, India to Thimphu is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Bhutan Time (BTT) is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Gaya in January, things will get slightly colder in Thimphu: highs are around 16°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): snap pictures at Punakha Suspension Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi Lhakhang Temple.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Punakha trip maker app.

Drive from Thimphu to Punakha in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Paro.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Chimi Lhakhang Temple ©
Chimi Lhakhang Temple
Punakha Suspension Bridge ©
Punakha Suspension Bridge

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 12th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Drukgyel Dzong, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Druk Choeding, then contemplate the long history of Paro Taktsang, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyichu Lhakhang. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Chele La Pass, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ugyen Pema Woedling Zangthopelri, and then contemplate the long history of Rinpung Dzong.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Paro trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Punakha to Paro takes 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to -1°C. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading 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
Rinpung Dzong ©
Rinpung Dzong

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