13 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

13 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

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13 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

Start: Shimla
1
Shimla
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
3
Manali
— 2 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.
Family-friendly places like Mohan Shakti Heritage Park and Kali Bari Temple will thrill your kids. Explore Shimla's surroundings by going to Tara Devi Temple (in Taradevi), Craignano (in Mashobra) and Himalayan Nature Park (in Kufri). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, don't miss a visit to The Mall, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sankat Mochan Temple.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimla day trip website .

Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tara Devi Temple, Mohan Shakti Heritage Park, Craignano, Naldehra Golf Course, Himalayan Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

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 5th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Manali Picnic Spot and Camps and then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib, take in the spiritual surroundings of Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple.

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You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in Manali

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

2
nights
Manali

Manali
On the 7th (Tue), take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the engineering at Pandoh Dam.

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Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Vashisht Baths
Vashisht Baths
Pandoh Dam ©
Pandoh Dam
Solang Nullah ©
Solang Nullah

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