25 days in Karnataka Itinerary

25 days in Karnataka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Karnataka trip itinerary planner

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Bengaluru
— 3 nights
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Chikmagalur
— 2 nights
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 3 nights
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Madikeri
— 2 nights
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Mangalore
— 4 nights
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Udupi
— 3 nights
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Gokarna
— 1 night
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Karwar
— 1 night
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Badami
— 2 nights
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Hampi
— 3 nights
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Bengaluru

— 3 nights

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.
Bengaluru is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park, make a trip to DakshinaMukhy Nandeeshwara Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

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Hyderabad to Bengaluru is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Hyderabad in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Bengaluru, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Chikmagalur

— 2 nights

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.
On the 2nd (Sat), make a trip to Shri Jagadguru Badari Shankaracharya Samsthanam, then take in the awesome beauty at Mullayanagiri, and then don't miss a visit to Sri Kalabhairaveshwara Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hoysaleswara Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chennakeshava Temple, then delve into the distant past at Chennakesava Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sharada Temple.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chikmagalur online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bengaluru to Chikmagalur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Mysuru (Mysore)

— 3 nights

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.
Mysuru (Mysore) is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, admire the natural beauty at Brindavan Garden, and get to know the resident critters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chikmagalur to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In January, daily temperatures in Mysuru (Mysore) can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Madikeri.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Madikeri

— 2 nights
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. On the 7th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Dubare Elephant Camp and then admire the natural beauty at Raja's Seat. On your second day here, get outside with Mandalpatti, take in the dramatic scenery at Devaragundi Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Abbi Falls.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Madikeri online travel route planner.

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Madikeri by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mangalore.

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Mangalore

— 4 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.
Mangalore is known for historic sites, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kudroli Gokarnath Temple and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Joseph Vaz Shrine Mudipu.

Before you visit Mangalore, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Madikeri to Mangalore by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. January in Mangalore sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Udupi.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Udupi

— 3 nights
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
Udupi is known for historic sites, beaches, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Krishna Temple, stroll through St. Mary's Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mount Rosary church, and take an in-depth tour of Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Udupi trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Mangalore to Udupi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Udupi can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Gokarna.

Things to do in Udupi

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Gokarna

— 1 night
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
On the 16th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahabaleswara Temple, kick back and relax at Kudle Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Om Beach, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Shiva Cave.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Gokarna online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Udupi to Gokarna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Karwar.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Karwar

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): stroll through Ladies' Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Oyster Rock Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Devbagh Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durga Temple.

For photos and tourist information, you can read our Karwar trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Gokarna to Karwar takes 1.5 hours. January in Karwar sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Badami.

Things to do in Karwar

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Badami

— 2 nights
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.
On the 18th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Badami Cave Temples, delve into the distant past at Badami Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sangameshvara Temple, then steep yourself in history at Group of Monuments in Pattadakal, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kashivishveshar Shiva Temple. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sangameshwara Temple, delve into the distant past at Ravana pahad, then explore the ancient world of Aihole, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Papanatha Temple.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Badami attractions planning site.

Getting from Karwar to Badami by car takes about 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Hampi

— 3 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.
Hampi is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vitthala Temple, take in the dramatic natural features at Matanga Hill, delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi, and make a trip to Dasara Dibba.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hampi road trip planning tool.

Drive from Badami to Hampi in 3.5 hours. January in Hampi sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Karnataka travel guide

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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.