9 days in Bhutan Itinerary

9 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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9 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Thimphu
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Wangdue Phodrang District
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Punakha
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

7
nights
Thimphu

Thimphu ©
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche Memorial House. Step off the beaten path and head to Kichu Lakhang and Centenary Farmers Market. Explore Thimphu's surroundings by going to Paro (Taktsang Palphug Monastery, Rinpung Dzong, & more). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), take an in-depth tour of National Folk Heritage Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Kuenselphodrang.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Thimphu trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Thimphu is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and car. When traveling from New Delhi in October, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Thimphu: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Wangdue Phodrang District.

Things to do in Thimphu

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Paro
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Centenary Farmers Market ©
Centenary Farmers Market
Taktsang Palphug Monastery ©
Taktsang Palphug Monastery
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang

few
hours
Wangdue Phodrang District

Wangdue Phodrang District ©
Mountainous landscapes and imposing hillside monasteries remain highlights of a vacation in Wangdue Phodrang District, one of the largest regions in central Bhutan.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): make a trip to Gangtey Monastery and then appreciate the views at Phobjikha Valley.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Wangdue Phodrang District custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thimphu to Wangdue Phodrang District takes 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Punakha.

Things to do in Wangdue Phodrang District

#Wildlife, #Nature, #Parks
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Phobjikha Valley ©
Phobjikha Valley
Gangtey Monastery ©
Gangtey Monastery

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 31st (Tue), snap pictures at Punakha Suspension Bridge, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi L'hakhang Temple.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Punakha travel planner.

Getting from Wangdue Phodrang District to Punakha by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October in Punakha, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

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

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