11 days in Karnataka Itinerary

11 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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Bengaluru
— 1 night
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive
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Madikeri
— 1 night
Drive
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Mangalore
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gokarna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hampi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chikmagalur
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take a stroll through Malleswaram, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, then take a stroll through Commercial Street, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dharmaraya Swamy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dodda Ganapathi Temple, then wander the streets of Basavanagudi, and finally delve into the mystery of Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple.

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

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Bengaluru. In October, daily temperatures in Bengaluru can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours

Mysuru (Mysore)

— 1 night

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.
On the 1st (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Avadhoota Datta Peetham, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Nandi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Himada Gopalswamy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Venugopal Swamy Devalaya.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mysuru (Mysore) online holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Bengaluru, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mysuru (Mysore), ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Madikeri.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites

Madikeri

— 1 night
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Raja's Tomb, head outdoors with Mandalpatti, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Omkareshwara Temple.

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You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Madikeri in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mangalore.

Things to do in Madikeri

Historic Sites · Outdoors

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 3rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tannirbhavi Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Milagres Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sebastian Church, Bendur, Mangalore. Keep things going the next day: look and learn at Pilikula Nisargadhama, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple, and then kick back and relax at Surathkal Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mangalore tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Madikeri to Mangalore in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Mangalore sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gokarna.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Gokarna

— 2 nights
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Gokarna Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Mahaganapathi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Shiva Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Kudle Beach, and then stroll through Half Moon Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Gokarna journey planner.

Getting from Mangalore to Gokarna by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Hemakuta Hill Temple Complex, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shivlinga, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monkey Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Ganagitti Jain Temple. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: 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 take in the dramatic natural features at Matanga Hill.

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Getting from Gokarna to Hampi by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November in Hampi, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Baba Budangiri, take in the dramatic scenery at Jhari Waterfalls, and then explore the activities along Hirekolale Lake.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Chikmagalur trip website.

Traveling by car from Hampi to Chikmagalur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Nature · Parks

Karnataka travel guide

4.1
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.

Kodagu (Coorg) travel guide

3.6
Waterfalls · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
The hill station of Kodagu consists of a number of small towns amid a vast landscape of forested hills, rocky outcrops, and waterfalls. As a result of the natural scenery, Kodagu holidays tend to focus on the outdoors, including hikes through scenic spice and coffee plantations. Round out your visit by exploring the indigenous Kodava culture through restaurants, temples, and shrines--all of which detail the history, language, beliefs, and festivals of this people.