7 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

7 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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7 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Shimla
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  16​h
End: Tokyo

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Get some cultural insight at Hidimba Devi Temple and International Roerich Memorial Trust. Escape the urban bustle at Rani Nallah and The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm. The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gayatri Temple.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Manali road trip planning website .

Tokyo, Japan to Manali is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Tokyo to Manali. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm
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International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
International Roerich Memorial Trust
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Himalayan Bird Park, see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi, then stroll around Annandale Ground, then examine the collection at Prantika, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sankat Mochan Temple.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Shimla travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:
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Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

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