11 days in Bhutan Itinerary

11 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Thimphu
— 3 nights
2
Punakha
— 2 nights
3
Bumthang
— 2 nights
4
Paro
— 3 nights

3
nights
Thimphu

The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Royal Thimphu Golf Course. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan and Simtokha Dzong. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Choki Traditional Art School, pause for some photo ops at Kuenselphodrang, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Thimphu tour itinerary tool.

Hyderabad, India to Thimphu is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and car; or take a bus. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Bhutan Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Hyderabad in November, you will find days in Thimphu are slightly colder (°C), and nights are cooler (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Punakha.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan ©
Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan
Simtokha Dzong ©
Simtokha 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 24th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong and then don't miss a visit to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wangdue Dzong.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Punakha trip builder app.

You can drive from Thimphu to Punakha in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bumthang.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wangdue Dzong
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Wangdue Dzong ©
Wangdue Dzong
Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten ©
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten

2
nights
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 26th (Tue): make a trip to Tamshing Lhakhang Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jambay Lhakhang Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Ogyen Choling Palace Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bumthang Brewery, and then make a trip to Ngang Lhakhang.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bumthang trip app.

You can drive from Punakha to Bumthang in 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Paro.

Things to do in Bumthang

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Jakar
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Jambay Lhakhang Temple ©
Jambay Lhakhang Temple
Ogyen Choling Palace Museum ©
Ogyen Choling Palace Museum
Tamshing Lhakhang Temple ©
Tamshing Lhakhang Temple

3
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dzongdrakha Monastry and Druk Choeding. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Paro River. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Paro Airport Bird's Eye View Point, pause for some photo ops at Dasho Nishioka Chorten, don't miss a visit to Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ugyen Pema Woedling Zangthopelri.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Paro online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Bumthang to Paro takes 5.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Paro can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paro

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dzongdrakha Monastry ©
Dzongdrakha Monastry
Paro River ©
Paro River

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