12 days in Karnataka & Goa Itinerary

12 days in Karnataka & Goa Itinerary

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12 days in Karnataka & Goa Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
1
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Mysore District
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Manipal
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
4
Udupi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Gokarna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Goa
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Hampi
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: New Delhi

1
night
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.
On the 6th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Kynkyny Art and then get curious at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Bannerghatta National Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

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New Delhi to Bengaluru is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In April in Bengaluru, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mysore District.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bannerghatta National Park ©
Bannerghatta National Park
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore

1
night
Mysore District

Mysore District ©
Mysore District is an administrative district located in the southern part of the state of Karnataka, India. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), admire the masterpieces at Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum, see the interesting displays at Sea Shell Museum, then view the masterpieces at Ramsons House, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Hobby Place.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mysore District road trip planning website .

Getting from Bengaluru to Mysore District by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bengaluru in April: highs in Mysore District hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Manipal.

Things to do in Mysore District

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum ©
Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum
The Hobby Place ©
The Hobby Place

1
day
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 9th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Smrithi Bhavan, examine the collection at Museum of Anatomy & Pathology, then admire the landmark architecture of Venugopal Temple, then get engrossed in the history at Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village, and finally take some stellar pictures from End Point.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Manipal online travel route builder .

You can drive from Mysore District to Manipal in 7 hours. When traveling from Mysore District in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Manipal: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Udupi.

Things to do in Manipal

Museums Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Anatomy & Pathology ©
Museum of Anatomy & Pathology
Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village ©
Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village
Smrithi Bhavan ©
Smrithi Bhavan

2
nights
Udupi

Udupi ©
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
On the 10th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Krishna Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananteshwar Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kapu Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Mary's Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Malpe Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Anegudde Ganapathi Temple.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Udupi road trip planning site .

Udupi is just a short distance from Manipal. In April, daytime highs in Udupi are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gokarna.

Things to do in Udupi

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

St. Mary's Island, Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple, Malpe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Malpe Beach ©
Malpe Beach
Sri Krishna Temple ©
Sri Krishna Temple
St. Mary's Island ©
St. Mary's Island

2
nights
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahabaleswara Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Kudle Beach, then kick back and relax at Om Beach, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Shiva Cave. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Half Moon Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Gokarna trip planner .

Traveling by car from Udupi to Gokarna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Goa.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Om Beach ©
Om Beach
Kudle Beach ©
Kudle Beach
Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach

2
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Visit Basilica of Bom Jesus and Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount for their historical value. We've included these beaches for you: Agonda Beach and Palolem Beach. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Goa, identify plant and animal life at Animal Shelter Agonda, and view the masterpieces at Chaku crafts emporium.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Goa trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Gokarna to Goa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April in Goa, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 34°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Basilica of Bom Jesus ©
Basilica of Bom Jesus

1
night
Hampi

Hampi ©
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.
On the 17th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi, admire the landmark architecture of Elephant Stables, then explore the world behind art at Archaeological Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Vitthala Temple.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hampi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Goa to Hampi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goa in April, expect nights in Hampi to be little chillier, around 30°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 41°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables

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