12 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

12 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

8
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
When in Manali, make a side trip to see Climbing Tours in Leh, approximately Leh away. And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Spiti Valley, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and take a memorable drive along Rohtang Pass.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Manali online trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Manali. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Himachal Pradesh, Naggar Castle, Climbing Tours
Highlights from your plan
Spiti Valley ©
Spiti Valley
Climbing Tours
Beas River ©
Beas River

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, thenwalk around Daulat Singh Park, and finally don't miss a visit to The Mall. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to The Ridge, admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, thendeepen your understanding at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and finally admire the striking features of Padam Palace.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Shimla online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Padam Palace
Highlights from your plan
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

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