10 days in Bhutan Itinerary

10 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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10 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Thimphu
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Punakha
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Bumthang
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  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, museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Dochula Pass, stroll through Motithang Takin Preserve, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Thimphu online road trip planner .

Bengaluru, India to Thimphu is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. When traveling from Bengaluru in December, plan for little chillier days in Thimphu, with highs around 20°C, while nights are colder with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Punakha.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Kuenselphodrang ©
Kuenselphodrang
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) ©
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi L'hakhang Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong, and then take in the views from Punakha Suspension Bridge. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery and then don't miss a visit to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Punakha trip maker app .

You can drive from Thimphu to Punakha in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bumthang.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
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Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Chimi L'hakhang Temple ©
Chimi L'hakhang 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): sample the tasty concoctions at Bumthang Brewery, don't miss a visit to Tamshing Lhakhang Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurje Lhakhang.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bumthang trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Punakha to Bumthang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Paro.

Things to do in Bumthang

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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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, scenic drive, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), contemplate the long history of Drukgyel Dzong, make a trip to Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang, and cruise along Chele La Pass.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Paro trip planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Bumthang to Paro in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) ©
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest)
Chele La Pass ©
Chele La Pass
National Museum ©
National Museum

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