8 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

8 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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8 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
1
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Shimla
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Mumbai

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini waterfall, and admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Manali day trip planning site .

Mumbai to Manali is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Van Vihar National Park, Ram Temple
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Vashisht Baths
Vashisht Baths

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Shimla is known for nature, historic sites, museums, parks, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to The Mall, admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Annandale.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Shimla travel site .

Drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Shimla can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

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