14 days in Karnataka Itinerary

14 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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14 days in Karnataka Itinerary

Start: Nairobi
Fly:  12​h 45​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:  4​h 15​min
4
Hampi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Badami
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Gokarna
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Nairobi

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.
Bengaluru is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, theme parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Bannerghatta National Park, get a taste of the local shopping with UB City, and walk around Cubbon Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bengaluru day trip site .

Nairobi, Kenya to Bengaluru is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Nairobi to Bengaluru due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nairobi in October, expect Bengaluru to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), then get to know the resident critters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and finally examine the collection at Sea Shell Museum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Namdroling Monastery and then admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden.

To find out how to plan a trip to Mysuru (Mysore), use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Bengaluru, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mysuru (Mysore), ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden

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 16th (Wed), wander the streets of Belavadi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hoysaleswara Temple, then don't miss a visit to Sri Veeranarayana Temple, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mullayanagiri. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sringeri Mutt, make a trip to Chennakesava Temple, and then don't miss a visit to Shri Jagadguru Badari Shankaracharya Samsthanam.

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You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Chikmagalur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hampi.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hoysaleswara Temple, Chennakesava Temple
Highlights from your plan
Chennakesava Temple ©
Chennakesava Temple
Mullayanagiri ©
Mullayanagiri
Hoysaleswara Temple ©
Hoysaleswara Temple

2
nights
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 18th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monkey Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Elephant Stables, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Enclosure, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vitthala Temple, and finally delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Matanga Hill, explore the ancient world of Rock Painting 1500 BC, take in the spiritual surroundings of Balakrishna Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodanda Rama Temple, and finally appreciate the history behind Statue of Ugra Narsimha.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hampi itinerary planning app .

Drive from Chikmagalur to Hampi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Hampi sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Badami.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Royal Enclosure
Highlights from your plan
Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi

2
nights
Badami

Badami ©
Famous for its cave temples, Badami served as the capital of the Badami Chalukyas from 540 to 757 CE--and this rich history has left plenty of things to do for visitors today.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Badami Cave Temples, steep yourself in history at Malegitti Shivalaya Fort and Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sangameshvara Temple, then contemplate the long history of Group of Monuments in Pattadakal, and finally delve into the distant past at Aihole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Ravana pahad, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Virupaksha Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sangameshwara Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Papanatha Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhuthanatha Temple.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Badami trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Hampi to Badami takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Gokarna.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pattadakal, Aihole
Highlights from your plan
Badami Cave Temples ©
Badami Cave Temples
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal ©
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal
Aihole ©
Aihole

2
nights
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Mahaganapathi Temple, stroll through Kudle Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Om Beach, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Shiva Cave.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gokarna trip planner.

Drive from Badami to Gokarna in 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Om Beach ©
Om Beach
Kudle Beach ©
Kudle Beach
Shree Mahaganapathi Temple ©
Shree Mahaganapathi Temple

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