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
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
3
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Shimla

5
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Step out of the city life by going to Kufri Fun World and Green Valley. Jakhu Temple and Christ Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shimla: Naldehra Golf Course (in Naldehra), Hanuman Temple (in Shoghi) and Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple (in Chail). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Prantika, learn about all things military at Army Herritage Museum, make a trip to The Ridge, and admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Shimla trip itinerary planner .

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple, Naldehra Golf Course, Hanuman Temple, Central Research Institute
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Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple, get engrossed in the history at International Roerich Memorial Trust, then step into the grandiose world of Naggar Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Manu Market, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then explore the activities along Beas River, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Manali travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
On the 25th (Mon), get your game on at Club House and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Solang Nullah, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Manali trip planner.

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Van Vihar National Park
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Solang Nullah ©
Solang Nullah
Manu Temple ©
Manu Temple
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall

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