10 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

10 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Himachal Pradesh trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Drive to Dharamsala
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Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive
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Manali
— 4 nights
Drive
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Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive to Chandigarh Airport, Fly to Rajahmundry Airport

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Dharamsala

— 3 nights
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Tibetan Museum and Naam Art Gallery. Shop till you drop at Thankas and Gifts and Maximus Mall. And it doesn't end there: gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dharamsala trip planner.

Rajahmundry to Dharamsala is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Manali

— 4 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Museum-lovers will appreciate International Roerich Memorial Trust and Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art. Escape the urban bustle at Beas River and Solang Valley. Explore Manali's surroundings by going to Naggar (Naggar Castle & Tripura Sundari Temple). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, and admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Manali driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Shimla

— 2 nights

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then see the interesting displays at Prantika, and then make a trip to The Mall.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Shimla trip tool.

Getting from Manali to Shimla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Museums · Historic Sites

Himachal Pradesh travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Landmarks
Home to the majestic western Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh ranks among the world's top mountaineering destinations. Tourism in Himachal Pradesh draws adventurers from far and wide to climb, raft, paraglide, hike, and ski their way across the picture-perfect river valleys and snow-covered mountain slopes. Those looking for something less strenuous can tour Himachal Pradesh's charming hill stations, where the holiday atmosphere lasts all year. To travel through this mountainous region the old-fashioned way, consider one of the state's narrow-gauge railways, which include the World Heritage-listed Kalka-Shimla train line.