7 days in Bhutan Itinerary

7 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bhutan trip planner

Make it your trip
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Paro
— 2 nights
Drive
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Thimphu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Punakha
— 2 nights
Drive to Paro Airport, Fly to Aurangabad

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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 7th (Sun): examine the collection at National Museum, then make a trip to Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang, and then steep yourself in history at Rinpung Dzong. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Drukgyel Dzong, then steep yourself in history at Paro Taktsang, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyichu Lhakhang.

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Aurangabad, India to Paro is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Aurangabad to Paro. While traveling from Aurangabad, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Paro, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Thimphu.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:

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 9th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), make a trip to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), then pause for some photo ops at Kuenselphodrang, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally don't miss a visit to Changangkha Lhakhang. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Simtokha Dzong, then explore and take pictures at Dochula Pass, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Thimphu trip planner.

You can drive from Paro to Thimphu in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Punakha.

Things to do in Thimphu

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 10:

Punakha

— 2 nights
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
On the 11th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Punakha Suspension Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi Lhakhang Temple.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Punakha road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Thimphu to Punakha takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 12:

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.