9 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

9 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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9 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

Shimla
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Shimla
— 6 nights
Shimla

2
days
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the activities along Beas Kund, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then take in the exciting artwork at Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Great Himalayan National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Manali custom trip planner.

Shimla to Manali is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery, Great Himalayan National Park
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Great Himalayan National Park
Beas Kund
Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery

7
days
Shimla

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kali Ka Tibba and Tara Devi Temple. Visiting Hotel Hot Spring Therme & Spa and Himalayan Nature Park will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Solan (Jatoli Shiv Temple & Mohan Shakti Heritage Park), Hanuman Temple (in Shoghi) and Chail (Sidh Baba Ka Mandir & Gurudwara Sahib). And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, go for a walk through Shimla Walks Day Walks, examine the collection at Annadale, and trek along Shimla Heritage Walk.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Shimla vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Chail, Solan, Himalayan Nature Park, Hanuman Temple
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Shimla Heritage Walk
Kali Ka Tibba
Tara Devi Temple

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