8 days in Bhutan Itinerary

8 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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8 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Start: Coimbatore
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Thimphu
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Punakha
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Paro
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Coimbatore

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, wildlife, museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights, contemplate the long history of Simtokha Dzong, pause for some photo ops at Kuenselphodrang, and identify plant and animal life at Motithang Takin Preserve.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Thimphu trip maker website .

Coimbatore, India to Thimphu is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. In August, Thimphu is a bit cooler than Coimbatore - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Punakha.

Things to do in Thimphu

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Phajoding Monastery
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Kuenselphodrang ©
Kuenselphodrang
Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) ©
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)

1
night
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 14th (Wed), take in the views from Punakha Suspension Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi L'hakhang Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Punakha online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Thimphu to Punakha in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Paro.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
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Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Chimi Lhakhang Temple ©
Chimi Lhakhang Temple
Punakha Suspension Bridge ©
Punakha Suspension Bridge

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 spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyichu Lhakhang, get outside with Chele La Pass, and contemplate the waterfront views at Paro River.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paro travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Punakha to Paro in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Paro are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paro

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

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