12 days in Shimla, Manali & Chandigarh Itinerary

12 days in Shimla, Manali & Chandigarh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock India itinerary planner

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Shuttle to Bridgeport Station Platform 1, Fly to Shimla
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Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manali
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chandigarh
— 3 nights
Fly to Vancouver, Shuttle to Seattle

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Shimla

— 2 nights

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, then make a trip to The Ridge, and finally stroll around Daulat Singh Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Shimla trip builder.

Seattle, USA to Shimla is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Seattle to Shimla, you'll lose 13.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in December: high temperatures in Shimla hover around 71°F and lows are around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Parks
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Manali

— 4 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Change things up with a short trip to Naggar Castle in Naggar (about 52 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Anjani Mahadev.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Shimla to Manali by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Chandigarh

— 3 nights

City Beautiful

Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Chandigarh is known for parks, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, admire the natural beauty at Chandigarh Rose Garden, don't miss a visit to Christ The King Cathedral, and test your problem-solving skills at Mystery Rooms Chandigarh.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Chandigarh day trip planning website.

You can drive from Manali to Chandigarh in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Chandigarh are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature
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