8 days in Bhutan Itinerary

8 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Thimphu
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Punakha
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Gangtey
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Paro
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

3
nights
Thimphu

Thimphu ©
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) and National Textile Museum. Get in touch with nature at Dochula Pass and Motithang Takin Preserve. There's still lots to do: gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights, take in the spiritual surroundings of Druk Wangyel Monastery, don't miss a visit to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), and get a taste of the local shopping with Junction Book Store.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Thimphu online driving holiday planner.

Mumbai, India to Thimphu is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Thimphu is 0.5 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in April; daily highs in Thimphu reach 24°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Punakha.

Things to do in Thimphu

Wildlife Outdoors Museums
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Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) ©
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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 10th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi Lhakhang Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, and then make a trip to Punakha Suspension Bridge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Punakha trip builder.

You can drive from Thimphu to Punakha in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gangtey.

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

1
night
Gangtey

Gangtey ©
Surrounded by towering mountains and traversed by two meandering rivers, Gangtey is one of the most pristine tourist sites in Bhutan, set in a wide, flat glacial valley.
On the 11th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangtey Monastery and then appreciate the views at Phobjikha Valley.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gangtey trip builder site.

You can drive from Punakha to Gangtey in 2.5 hours. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Paro.

Things to do in Gangtey

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Phobjikha Valley
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Phobjikha Valley ©
Phobjikha Valley
Gangtey Monastery ©
Gangtey Monastery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): examine the collection at National Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyichu Lhakhang, and then contemplate the long history of Paro Taktsang. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Paro vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Gangtey to Paro takes 4.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Paro are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paro

Wildlife Historic Sites Tours
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Paro Taktsang ©
Paro Taktsang
National Museum ©
National Museum
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang

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