10 days in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh & Helsinki Itinerary

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Leh, India
— 3 nights
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Srinagar, India
— 1 night
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Shimla, India
— 1 night
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Manali, India
— 1 day
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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights

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Leh, India

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The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
On the 21st (Tue), look for gifts at De Pashmina Emporium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chokhang Vihara Temple, make a trip to Temple at Sumda Chun, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phyang Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spituk Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib, take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Hill, then make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, and finally delve into the distant past at Basgo gompa.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Leh trip planner.

Chennai to Leh is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Religious Site
Thiksey Monastery
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Spituk Monastery
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Srinagar, India

Srinagar ©

Kashmiri Venice

The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Makhdoom Sahib Shrine and then take in nature's colorful creations at Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Srinagar trip app.

Traveling by flight from Leh to Srinagar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Srinagar are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks · Historic Sites
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Religious Site
Makhdoom Sahib Shrine
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Shimla, India

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Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Mall, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then make a trip to The Ridge, and finally gain insight at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Shimla online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Srinagar to Shimla by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

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Religious Site
Jakhu Temple
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The Mall
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Manali, India

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River and then appreciate the views at Solang Valley.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Manali journey builder website.

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature
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Valley
Solang Valley
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Beas River
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Helsinki, Finland

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Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, then make a trip to Senate Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally get your game on at Labyrinth Games Room Escape.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Manali to Helsinki with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 3.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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