21 days in Karnataka Itinerary

21 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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21 days in Karnataka Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Bengaluru
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Chikmagalur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Hampi
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Gokarna
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Mangalore
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Madikeri
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Chennai

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Orion Mall and Skydiving. Shop till you drop at Phoenix Marketcity and Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Mantri Square, wander the streets of Commercial Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dodda Ganapathi Temple, and take an unorthodox tour of Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru trip planner .

Chennai to Bengaluru is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Chennai in September; daily highs in Bengaluru reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Skydiving
Orion Mall ©
Orion Mall

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 7th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Chennakesava Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hoysaleswara Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kedareswara Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sringeri Mutt. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Hirekolale Lake, then admire the sheer force of Hebbe Falls, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mullayanagiri.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chikmagalur attractions planner .

You can drive from Bengaluru to Chikmagalur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hoysaleswara Temple, Chennakesava Temple, Kedareswara Temple
Highlights from your plan
Mullayanagiri ©
Mullayanagiri
Hebbe Falls ©
Hebbe Falls
Hirekolale Lake ©
Hirekolale Lake

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Matanga Hill and Tungabhadra River. Step off the beaten path and head to Group of Monuments at Hampi and Monkey Temple. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ugra Narsimha, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple, admire the striking features of Lotus Mahal, and make a trip to Zanana Enclosure.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hampi online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Chikmagalur to Hampi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Hampi, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gokarna.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Matanga Hill ©
Matanga Hill
Tungabhadra River ©
Tungabhadra River

3
nights
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Visit Kudle Beach and Devbagh Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Half Moon Beach and Om Beach. Go for a jaunt from Gokarna to Karwar to see Ravindranath Tagore Beach about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahabaleswara Temple, and explore the fascinating underground world of Shiva Cave.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Gokarna travel route planner.

You can drive from Hampi to Gokarna in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mangalore.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Karwar
Highlights from your plan
Kudle Beach ©
Kudle Beach
Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kapu Beach and End Point. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tannirbhavi Beach and City Center Mall. Explore Mangalore's surroundings by going to Udupi (Shree Durga Devi Temple, Sri Krishna Temple, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudroli Gokarnath Temple and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Aloysius Chapel.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mangalore online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Gokarna to Mangalore in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Madikeri.

Things to do in Mangalore

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Udupi, End Point
Highlights from your plan
Kapu Beach ©
Kapu Beach
Tannirbhavi Beach ©
Tannirbhavi Beach
City Center Mall ©
City Center Mall

2
nights
Madikeri

Madikeri ©
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Abbi Falls and then head outdoors with Mandalpatti. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Cauvery River, and then admire the natural beauty at Raja's Seat.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Madikeri online travel route planner .

You can drive from Mangalore to Madikeri in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cauvery River, Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple
Highlights from your plan
Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls
Mandalpatti ©
Mandalpatti
Cauvery River ©
Cauvery River

3
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.
Head to Devaraja Market and Adil & Azamfor some retail therapy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary and Somnathpura Temple. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), contemplate the waterfront views at Karanji Lake, browse the exhibits of The Hobby Place, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Nandi Temple.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Madikeri to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Mysuru (Mysore) can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Shopping Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary ©
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Devaraja Market ©
Devaraja Market

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