10 days in Bhutan Itinerary

10 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Thimphu
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Punakha
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Bumthang
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Paro
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Bengaluru

3
nights
Thimphu

Thimphu ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Dochula Pass, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), and appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Thimphu trip itinerary builder.

Bengaluru, India to Thimphu is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Thimphu. When traveling from Bengaluru in December, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Thimphu: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Punakha.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours Historic Sites Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
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Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Kuenselphodrang ©
Kuenselphodrang
Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten) ©
Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten)

2
nights
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 27th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi Lhakhang Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, and then don't miss a visit to Punakha Suspension Bridge. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery and then don't miss a visit to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Punakha road trip website.

Traveling by car from Thimphu to Punakha takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bumthang.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Chimi Lhakhang Temple ©
Chimi Lhakhang Temple
Punakha Suspension Bridge ©
Punakha Suspension Bridge

1
night
Bumthang

Bumthang ©
Plan a trip to Bumthang to discover an area as rich in culture as it is in sweeping valley views.
On the 29th (Sun), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bumthang Brewery, thenmake a trip to Tamshing Lhakhang Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurje Lhakhang.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bumthang tour itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Punakha to Bumthang takes 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Paro.

Things to do in Bumthang

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
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Kurje Lhakhang ©
Kurje Lhakhang
Tamshing Lhakhang Temple ©
Tamshing Lhakhang Temple

3
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.
Paro is known for historic sites, museums, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Paro Taktsang, examine the collection at National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ugyen Pema Woedling Zangthopelri, and make a trip to Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Paro itinerary site.

Getting from Bumthang to Paro by car takes about 2.5 hours. December in Paro sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Paro Taktsang ©
Paro Taktsang
Chele La Pass ©
Chele La Pass
National Museum ©
National Museum

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