22 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

22 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Himachal Pradesh itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Kullu Manali Airport, Drive to Kullu
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Kullu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Manali
— 5 nights
Drive
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Shimla
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bir
— 1 night
Drive
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Dharamsala
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dalhousie
— 3 nights
Drive to Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Fly to Gaya Airport

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Kullu

— 3 nights
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Take a break from Kullu with a short trip to Lord Ramchandra Temple in Manikaran, about 40 minutes away. There's more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kullu trip planning app.

Gaya to Kullu is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Manali

— 5 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Step out of Manali to go to Naggar and see Naggar Castle, which is approximately 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Beas River, take some stellar pictures from Gulaba, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall.

Make your Manali itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Kullu to Manali in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Shimla

— 5 nights

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Change things up with a short trip to Tara Devi Temple in Taradevi (about 42 minutes away). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to The Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Shimla trip builder.

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bir.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Bir

— 1 night
Bir serves as the regional hub for ecotourism, volunteering, and meditation retreats.
On the 15th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baijnath Temple, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then admire the landmark architecture of Palpung Sherabling Monastery.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bir online trip maker.

You can drive from Shimla to Bir in 6.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Bir

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Dharamsala

— 4 nights
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Step out of Dharamsala with an excursion to Gopalpur Zoo in Gopalpur--about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalachakra Temple.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Bir to Dharamsala takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

Dalhousie

— 3 nights
Set over a number of hills, the quiet town of Dalhousie was established by the British in the 19th century as a summer resort town.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): trek along Ganji Pahari, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, and then explore the activities along Khajjiar Lake. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Rock Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhalei Mata Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake, and finally walk around Beeji's Park.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Dalhousie vacation app.

Drive from Dharamsala to Dalhousie in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Himachal Pradesh travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Landmarks
Home to the majestic western Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh ranks among the world's top mountaineering destinations. Tourism in Himachal Pradesh draws adventurers from far and wide to climb, raft, paraglide, hike, and ski their way across the picture-perfect river valleys and snow-covered mountain slopes. Those looking for something less strenuous can tour Himachal Pradesh's charming hill stations, where the holiday atmosphere lasts all year. To travel through this mountainous region the old-fashioned way, consider one of the state's narrow-gauge railways, which include the World Heritage-listed Kalka-Shimla train line.