14 days in Bhutan Itinerary

14 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bhutan Trip Planner

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Thimphu
— 9 nights
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Wangdue Phodrang District
— 1 day
Drive
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Punakha
— 4 nights
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Thimphu

— 9 nights
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
You've added Royal Botanical Garden, Folk Heritage Museum Kawajangsa, Authentic Bhutan Tours, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore Thimphu's surroundings by going to Paro (Kyichu Lhakhang, Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge, &more). And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Kuenselphodrang, get a sense of history and politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), get a taste of the local shopping with Junction Book Store, and don't miss a visit to Bhutan Post Office Headquarters.

For more things to do and tourist information, use the Thimphu trip planner.

Pune, India to Thimphu is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Pune to Thimphu. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Wangdue Phodrang District.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

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Wangdue Phodrang District

— 1 day
Mountainous landscapes and imposing hillside monasteries remain highlights of a vacation in Wangdue Phodrang District, one of the largest regions in central Bhutan.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Chendebji Chorten. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangtey Monastery and then make a trip to Chendebji Chorten.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Wangdue Phodrang District trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Thimphu to Wangdue Phodrang District takes 2 hours. March in Wangdue Phodrang District sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Punakha.

Things to do in Wangdue Phodrang District

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Punakha

— 4 nights
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
Punakha is known for historic sites, adventure, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong, make a trip to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, and take in the views from Punakha Suspension Bridge.

For maps and tourist information, go to the Punakha trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wangdue Phodrang District to Punakha takes an hour. On the 14th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
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Bhutan travel guide

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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.