15 days in Bhutan Itinerary

15 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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

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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: pause for some photo ops at Kuenselphodrang, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights, and don't miss a visit to Changangkha Lhakhang.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Thimphu day trip app.

Cardiff, UK to Thimphu is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Bhutan Time (BTT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. While traveling from Cardiff, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Thimphu, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Punakha.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 14:
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Kuenselphodrang ©
Kuenselphodrang
Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) ©
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)

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Punakha

Punakha ©
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi Lhakhang Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, and then take in the views from Punakha Suspension Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery and then don't miss a visit to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Punakha trip simple and quick.

Getting from Thimphu to Punakha by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bumthang.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 16:
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Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Chimi Lhakhang Temple ©
Chimi Lhakhang Temple
Punakha Suspension Bridge ©
Punakha Suspension Bridge

2
nights
Bumthang

Bumthang ©
Plan a trip to Bumthang to discover an area as rich in culture as it is in sweeping valley views.
On the 17th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurje Lhakhang, then don't miss a visit to Jambay Lhakhang Temple, and then don't miss a visit to Tamshing Lhakhang Temple. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Ngang Lhakhang, then see the interesting displays at Ogyen Choling Palace Museum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bumthang Brewery.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bumthang trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Punakha to Bumthang in 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Paro.

Things to do in Bumthang

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 16 — 18:
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Kurje Lhakhang ©
Kurje Lhakhang
Jambay Lhakhang Temple ©
Jambay Lhakhang Temple
Tamshing Lhakhang Temple ©
Tamshing Lhakhang Temple

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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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paro Taktsang, steep yourself in history at Rinpung Dzong, see the interesting displays at National Museum, and snap pictures at Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Paro trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Bumthang to Paro in 5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Paro can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 22:
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Paro Taktsang ©
Paro Taktsang
National Museum ©
National Museum
Chele La Pass ©
Chele La Pass

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