5 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

5 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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5 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Shimla
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
New Delhi

3
days
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, fun & games, winter sports, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Beas River, fly down the slopes at Solang-Nullah, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Manali vacation trip planner.

New Delhi to Manali is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Jogini waterfall ©
Jogini waterfall

2
days
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Jakhu Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shimla Christ Church, and then don't miss a visit to The Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, then admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, then stroll through Annandale, and finally make a trip to The Ridge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Shimla holiday planner.

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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Annandale ©
Annandale
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

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