8 days in Bhutan Itinerary

8 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Srinagar
Fly + Drive:  7 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:  5 h 30 min
End: Srinagar

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 2nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi Lhakhang Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, and then take in the views from Punakha Suspension Bridge.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Punakha day trip planning app.

Srinagar, India to Punakha is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus, train, taxi, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Srinagar to Punakha is 0.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thimphu.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
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Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Chimi Lhakhang Temple ©
Chimi Lhakhang 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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Kuenselphodrang, get engrossed in the history at Folk Heritage Museum Kawajangsa, cruise along Dochula Pass, and don't miss a visit to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Thimphu trip maker.

Drive from Punakha to Thimphu in 2.5 hours. September in Thimphu sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Paro.

Things to do in Thimphu

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
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Kuenselphodrang ©
Kuenselphodrang
Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
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.
Paro is known for historic sites, museums, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paro Taktsang, contemplate the long history of Rinpung Dzong, don't miss a visit to Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang, and cruise along Chele La Pass.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Paro day trip website.

Getting from Thimphu to Paro by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September in Paro, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Lhakhang Nagpo
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Paro Taktsang ©
Paro Taktsang
National Museum ©
National Museum
Chele La Pass ©
Chele La Pass

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