10 days in Karnataka Itinerary

10 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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10 days in Karnataka Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
1
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Chikmagalur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Manipal
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Mangalore
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Hyderabad

2
nights
Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Heritage Centre & Aerospace Museum and Cauvery Handicrafts. Discover out-of-the-way places like Phoenix Marketcity and The Bombay Store Bangalore. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Orion Mall, explore the galleries of Swasti Contemporary Art Gallery, learn about all things military at Hindustan Aeronautical Limited, and explore the world behind art at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bengaluru trip itinerary builder .

Hyderabad to Bengaluru is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Hyderabad in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Bengaluru, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Shopping Museums
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Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat ©
Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat
Orion Mall ©
Orion Mall

2
nights
Mysuru (Mysore)

Mysuru (Mysore) ©
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.
On the 4th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Chennakesava Temple, then look for all kinds of wild species at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, and then pause for some photo ops at Chamundi Hill Bull Statue. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Devaraja Market, view the masterpieces at Ramsons House, then see the interesting displays at Sea Shell Museum, then examine the collection at R K Narayan House, and finally explore the galleries of The Hobby Place.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) itinerary maker .

You can drive from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in April, expect nights in Mysuru (Mysore) to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are slightly colder, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Shopping Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
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Somnathpura Temple ©
Somnathpura Temple
Sri Nandi Temple ©
Sri Nandi Temple
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary ©
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

2
nights
Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur ©
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.
On the 6th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Chennakesava Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hoysaleswara Temple, then steep yourself in history at Halebidu Temple, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kadambi Falls, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodandaramaswami Temple. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Jamalabad Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Amrutesvara Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sharada Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lakshmi Devi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shantaleswara Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basadi Halli.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Chikmagalur journey planner .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Chikmagalur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Manipal.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Halebid, Lakshmi Devi Temple, Chennakesava Temple
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Chennakesava Temple ©
Chennakesava Temple
Hoysaleswara Temple ©
Hoysaleswara Temple
Basadi Halli ©
Basadi Halli

1
night
Manipal

Manipal ©
Manipal is a suburb within the city of Udupi in Karnataka, India and is administered by the Udupi City Municipality. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Smrithi Bhavan, examine the collection at Museum of Anatomy & Pathology, then see the interesting displays at Coin Museum Corp Bank, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Krishna Temple, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Venugopal Temple.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Manipal tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Chikmagalur to Manipal in 4 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Manipal can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Mangalore.

Things to do in Manipal

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Udupi
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Sri Krishna Temple ©
Sri Krishna Temple
Museum of Anatomy & Pathology ©
Museum of Anatomy & Pathology
Smrithi Bhavan ©
Smrithi Bhavan

2
nights
Mangalore

Mangalore ©
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.
On the 9th (Tue), see the sky in a new way at Pilikula Nisargadhama, then look for gifts at City Center Mall, then browse the different shops at The Forum Fiza Mall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudroli Gokarnath Temple. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Kapu Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Tannirbhavi Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kadri Manjunath Temple.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mangalore vacation planner .

You can drive from Manipal to Mangalore in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Mangalore can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mangalore

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kapu Beach
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Pilikula Nisargadhama ©
Pilikula Nisargadhama
Kapu Beach ©
Kapu Beach
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple ©
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple

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