11 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

11 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

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11 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

Start: Shimla
1
Shimla
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Shimla

7
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Get some historical perspective at Jakhu Temple and Kali Bari Temple. Let the collections at Prantika and Himachal State Museum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Naldehra Golf Course (in Naldehra), Himalayan Nature Park (in Kufri) and Craignano (in Mashobra). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, look for all kinds of wild species at Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary, admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, and pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Shimla driving holiday planner.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Himalayan Nature Park, Chail Wildlife Sanctuary, Naldehra Golf Course, Craignano, Hanuman Temple
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Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at International Roerich Memorial Trust, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and then explore the activities along Beas River. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, then explore the historical opulence of Naggar Castle, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Chanderkhani Pass.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Manali day trip app .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Naggar
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International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

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