14 days in Shimla, Manali & Dharamsala Itinerary

14 days in Shimla, Manali & Dharamsala Itinerary

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14 days in Shimla, Manali & Dharamsala Itinerary

Start: Shimla
1
Shimla
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​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 cultural insight at Jakhu Temple and Tara Devi Temple. Popular historic sites such as Christ Church and Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Hanuman Temple (in Shoghi), Himalayan Nature Park (in Kufri) and Naldehra Golf Course (in Naldehra). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Hotel Hot Spring Therme & Spa.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Shimla online day trip planner .

In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Chail, Himalayan Nature Park, Naldehra Golf Course, Kali Mata Temple, 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 30th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then explore the activities along Beas River, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Rohtang Pass, look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah, and then get great views at Gulaba.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali day trip planning site .

Drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. John. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then stop by Thankas and Gifts, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalai Lama Temple Complex.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala trip app .

Getting from Manali to Dharamsala by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Spas
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Spas & Wellness

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