8 days in Bhutan Itinerary

8 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bhutan itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Thimphu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Punakha
— 1 night
Drive
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Paro
— 3 nights
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Thimphu

— 3 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), pause for some photo ops at Kuenselphodrang, stroll through Motithang Takin Preserve, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Thimphu trip itinerary maker app.

Coimbatore, India to Thimphu is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Coimbatore to Thimphu. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Coimbatore in August; daily highs in Thimphu reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Punakha.

Things to do in Thimphu

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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Punakha

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

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Punakha trip planner.

Drive from Thimphu to Punakha in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Paro.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
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Paro

— 3 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Paro Taktsang, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dzongdrakha Monastry, don't miss a visit to Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang, and examine the collection at National Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Paro online route planner.

Traveling by car from Punakha to Paro takes 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Paro can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Parks · Outdoors
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Bhutan travel guide

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Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Sacred & Religious Sites
Last Shangrila
Thanks to its location in the Himalayas, tiny Bhutan's main tourist attraction is its stunning natural scenery. The last of the world's Buddhist kingdoms, this mountainous country boasts stretches of fertile land and a small population surviving on subsistence farming. Visitors seeking culturally enriching experiences take a trip to Bhutan to discover a mysterious and magic mountain kingdom where traditional Buddhism slowly and carefully accepts the developments of the modern world. Popular things to do in this "Last Shangrila" include bird-watching, hiking, and biking through some of the planet's least-spoiled wilderness areas, where commercial tourism still seems a concept from a distant future.