7 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

7 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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7 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Medina
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  34​h
End: Medina

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, fun & games, winter sports, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, tour the pleasant surroundings at Solang Nullah, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Anjani Mahadev.

To see reviews and more tourist information, read our Manali travel route planner.

Medina, Saudi Arabia to Manali is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Medina to Manali due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 8th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, then make a trip to The Mall, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dorje Drak Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and finally make a trip to The Ridge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Shimla trip website .

Getting from Manali to Shimla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

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