11 days in Amritsar, Shimla & Manali Itinerary

11 days in Amritsar, Shimla & Manali Itinerary

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11 days in Amritsar, Shimla & Manali Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Shimla
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Manali
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Amritsar is known for historic sites, nightlife, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib, look for gifts at India House, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Amritsar online vacation planner .

New Delhi to Amritsar is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Delhi in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Amritsar, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Theme Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Food Tours

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Shimla is known for historic sites, nature, museums, parks, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to The Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, have some family-friendly fun at SkyJumper Trampoline Park, and explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Shimla itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Amritsar to Shimla takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

5
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Step out of Manali to go to Naggar and see Naggar Castle, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, take an in-depth tour of International Roerich Memorial Trust, and appreciate the views at Solang Valley.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Manali trip builder tool .

Getting from Shimla to Manali by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Naggar Castle, Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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