10 days in Bhutan Itinerary

10 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bhutan tour itinerary maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Punakha
— 1 night
Drive
2
Phobjikha Valley
— 1 night
Drive
3
Thimphu
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Paro
— 3 nights
Fly

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Punakha

— 1 night
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi Lhakhang Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Punakha route site.

Hyderabad, India to Punakha is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Bhutan Time is 0.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Phobjikha Valley.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

Phobjikha Valley

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Gangtey Monastery, then stroll through Black Necked Crane Center, and then admire the verdant scenery at Phobjikha Valley.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Phobjikha Valley visit planner.

Traveling by car from Punakha to Phobjikha Valley takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Thimphu.

Things to do in Phobjikha Valley

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:

Thimphu

— 4 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang, don't miss a visit to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), ponder the world of politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), and examine the collection at Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Thimphu day trip tool.

You can drive from Phobjikha Valley to Thimphu in 4 hours. In October in Thimphu, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Paro.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 7:

Paro

— 3 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paro Taktsang, soothe aching muscles at Tshetob Ying Yum, examine the collection at National Museum, and steep yourself in history at Drukgyel Dzong.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Paro travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Thimphu to Paro in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Paro are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites · Spas · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:

Bhutan travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Sacred & Religious Sites
Last Shangrila
Thanks to its location in the Himalayas, tiny Bhutan's main tourist attraction is its stunning natural scenery. The last of the world's Buddhist kingdoms, this mountainous country boasts stretches of fertile land and a small population surviving on subsistence farming. Visitors seeking culturally enriching experiences take a trip to Bhutan to discover a mysterious and magic mountain kingdom where traditional Buddhism slowly and carefully accepts the developments of the modern world. Popular things to do in this "Last Shangrila" include bird-watching, hiking, and biking through some of the planet's least-spoiled wilderness areas, where commercial tourism still seems a concept from a distant future.