13 days in Karnataka Itinerary

13 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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13 days in Karnataka Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
1
Bengaluru
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Kodagu (Coorg)
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Gokarna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Udupi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Mangalore
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Commercial Street, then engage your brain at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, and then shop like a local with UB City.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru online trip maker .

New Delhi to Bengaluru is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In December, Bengaluru is somewhat warmer than New Delhi - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Spas Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
UB City ©
UB City

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.
Appreciate the collections at Sea Shell Museum and Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum. Get some historical perspective at Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) and Sri Nandi Temple. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of The Hobby Place, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, look for gifts at Adil & Azam, and make a trip to Namdroling Monastery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mysuru (Mysore) trip planner.

You can drive from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Mysuru (Mysore) can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kodagu (Coorg).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Namdroling Monastery ©
Namdroling Monastery
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

1
night
Kodagu (Coorg)

Kodagu (Coorg) ©
The hill station of Kodagu consists of a number of small towns amid a vast landscape of forested hills, rocky outcrops, and waterfalls.
On the 29th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Abbi Falls.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kodagu (Coorg) travel route planning site .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kodagu (Coorg) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Gokarna.

Things to do in Kodagu (Coorg)

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls

2
nights
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahabaleswara Temple, then kick back and relax at Kudle Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Om Beach, and finally Head underground at Shiva Cave.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Gokarna road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Kodagu (Coorg) to Gokarna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Udupi.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Shri Aryadurga Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kudle Beach ©
Kudle Beach
Om Beach ©
Om Beach
Shri Aryadurga Temple ©
Shri Aryadurga Temple

3
nights
Udupi

Udupi ©
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Mary's Island and Anegudde Ganapathi Temple. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Kapu Beach. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village, see the interesting displays at Museum of Anatomy & Pathology, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stella Maris Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Amrutheshwari Temple.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Udupi trip planner.

You can drive from Gokarna to Udupi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Mangalore.

Things to do in Udupi

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Manipal, St. Mary's Island, Malpe Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Malpe Beach ©
Malpe Beach
Sri Krishna Temple ©
Sri Krishna Temple
St. Mary's Island ©
St. Mary's Island

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): browse the exhibits of Pilikula Nisargadhama and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudroli Gokarnath Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mangalore trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Udupi to Mangalore in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Mangalore can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mangalore

Wildlife Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pilikula Nisargadhama ©
Pilikula Nisargadhama
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple ©
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple

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