11 days in Bhutan Itinerary

11 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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11 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  3​h
1
Paro
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h
2
Bumthang
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Thimphu
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Punakha
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Ha
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

2
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 the long history of Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rinpung Dzong, don't miss a visit to Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang, and cruise along Chele La Pass.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paro trip itinerary tool .

New Delhi, India to Paro is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in February; daily highs in Paro reach 17°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bumthang.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Paro Taktsang ©
Paro Taktsang
Chele La Pass ©
Chele La Pass
National Museum ©
National Museum

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 21st (Fri), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bumthang Brewery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurje Lhakhang, and then explore the activities along Burning Lake.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Bumthang vacation planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Paro to Bumthang in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Thimphu.

Things to do in Bumthang

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Burning Lake ©
Burning Lake
Kurje Lhakhang ©
Kurje Lhakhang

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: cruise along Dochula Pass, don't miss a visit to Changangkha Lhakhang, steep yourself in history at Simtokha Dzong, and gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Thimphu trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Bumthang to Thimphu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daytime highs in Thimphu are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Punakha.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours Historic Sites Scenic Drive
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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 25th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi L'hakhang Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, and then snap pictures at Punakha Suspension Bridge. On your second day here, make a trip to Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery and then make a trip to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten.

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Getting from Thimphu to Punakha by car takes about 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ha.

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

2
nights
Ha

Ha ©
Ha or Has is a town and seat of Haa District in Bhutan.Ha is situated in the west of the Sandalwood Kingdom near Sikkim in the Ha Valley. On the 27th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lhakhang Karpo and then admire the verdant scenery at Haa Valley.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ha vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Punakha to Ha takes 3 hours. You will leave for home on the 28th (Fri).

Things to do in Ha

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Haa Valley ©
Haa Valley
Lhakhang Karpo ©
Lhakhang Karpo

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