6 days in Bhutan Itinerary

6 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bhutan trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Punakha
— 1 night
Drive
2
Thimphu
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Paro
— 2 nights
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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: make a trip to Punakha Suspension Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi Lhakhang Temple.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Punakha trip planner.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Hyderabad to Punakha. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Thimphu.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:

Thimphu

— 2 nights
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): make a trip to Changangkha Lhakhang, ponder the world of politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), then make a trip to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), then appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take a memorable drive along Dochula Pass, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower Square.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Thimphu online journey builder.

Drive from Punakha to Thimphu in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Thimphu are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Paro.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:

Paro

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): see the interesting displays at National Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paro Taktsang, and then steep yourself in history at Drukgyel Dzong. On your second day here, cruise along Chele La Pass.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Paro trip app.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:

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.