10 days in Karnataka Itinerary

10 days in Karnataka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Karnataka travel route planner

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Bengaluru
— 1 night
Drive
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chikmagalur
— 1 night
Drive
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Hampi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gokarna
— 1 night
Drive
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Mangalore
— 2 nights
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Bengaluru

— 1 night

Silicon Valley of India

Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, browse the different shops at Phoenix Marketcity, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Commercial Street, then take a stroll through Basavanagudi, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Orion Mall.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru tour itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Bengaluru. October in Bengaluru sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Outdoors

Mysuru (Mysore)

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Karnataka

A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Avadhoota Datta Peetham, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Somnathpura Temple, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Devaraja Market. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Nandi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Srikanteshwara Temple Mysuru , then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Himada Gopalswamy Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Venugopal Swamy Devalaya.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mysuru (Mysore) tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites · Shopping

Chikmagalur

— 1 night

Coffee Land

Located at the foot of the highest mountain range in the state, the city of Chikamagalur features a number of natural and man-made attractions of rich variety.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Baba Budangiri, then admire the sheer force of Jhari Waterfalls, and then explore the activities along Hirekolale Lake.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Chikmagalur itinerary maker.

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Chikmagalur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Parks · Nature

Hampi

— 2 nights
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Ganagitti Jain Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monkey Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shivlinga, and finally admire the striking features of Hemakuta Hill Temple Complex. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Dasara Dibba, then explore the ancient world of Group of Monuments at Hampi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Achyutaraya Temple, and finally explore the striking landscape at Matanga Hill.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hampi travel planner.

Getting from Chikmagalur to Hampi by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In November in Hampi, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gokarna.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Gokarna

— 1 night
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
On the 7th (Sat), stroll through Shiva Cave, then kick back and relax at Kudle Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, and finally stroll through Gokarna Beach.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Gokarna online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Hampi to Gokarna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Mangalore.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Mangalore

— 2 nights
A gateway to the coastal region, Mangalore has long served as a stop-off point on maritime trade routes, and remains a major port city today.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): see the sky in a new way at Pilikula Nisargadhama, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Venkataramana Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Milagres Church. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Surathkal Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tannirbhavi Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mangalore road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Gokarna to Mangalore takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Karnataka travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Castles · Gardens
Although most know it for its giant capital, Karnataka encompasses many different land features, from sandy beaches in the coastal east to the wild mountains and thriving farmlands deep in the interior. Home to nearly 9 million people, the city of Bangalore makes a great starting point of a Karnataka tour, packed with temples, churches, shopping malls, and thousands of fast food eateries and restaurants. If you prefer to see the less hectic side of Karnataka, head to Hampi, where you can discover the remains of the once-powerful Vijayanagara Empire scattered across a sprawling World Heritage Site.