27 days in Karnataka Itinerary

27 days in Karnataka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Karnataka trip itinerary planner

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

— 4 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: take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get a taste of the local shopping with UB City.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru road trip tool.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Bengaluru. February in Bengaluru sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Mysuru (Mysore)

— 4 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: explore the historical opulence of Mysuru Palace, don't miss a visit to Namdroling Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and contemplate the long history of Somnathpura Temple.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mysuru (Mysore) day trip tool.

Take a bus from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Bengaluru, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mysuru (Mysore), ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Madikeri.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Madikeri

— 2 nights
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Dubare Elephant Camp and then take in nature's colorful creations at Raja's Seat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Mandalpatti, take in the dramatic scenery at Devaragundi Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Abbi Falls.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Madikeri route builder.

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Madikeri in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mangalore.

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Mangalore

— 3 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.
Step out of Mangalore with an excursion to Someshwara Temple in Someshwar--about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kadri Manjunath Temple, look and learn at Swami Vivekananda Planetarium, pause for some serene contemplation at Monte Mariano Church, and kick back and relax at Panambur Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mangalore trip planner.

Traveling by car from Madikeri to Mangalore takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daytime highs in Mangalore are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Udupi.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Udupi

— 3 nights
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
Step out of Udupi with an excursion to Karkala Gomateshwara Statue in Karkala--about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Krishna Temple, pause for some photo ops at Bahubali Monolith, kick back and relax at Kapu Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Udupi route maker.

Traveling by car from Mangalore to Udupi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gokarna.

Things to do in Udupi

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Gokarna

— 1 night
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Mahaganapathi Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Om Beach, and then stroll through Kudle Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gokarna driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Udupi to Gokarna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Badami.

Things to do in Gokarna

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Badami Cave Temples, then make a trip to Badami Fort, then steep yourself in history at Group of Monuments in Pattadakal, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Papanatha Temple. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mallikarjuna Temple Complex, delve into the distant past at Aihole, explore the ancient world of Ravana pahad, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sangameshvara Temple, then steep yourself in history at Mallikarjuna Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kashivishveshar Shiva Temple.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Badami online vacation planner.

Drive from Gokarna to Badami in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Hampi

— 4 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: contemplate the long history of Vitthala Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodanda Rama Temple, admire the striking features of Hemakuta Hill Temple Complex, and make a trip to Elephant Stables.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hampi day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Badami to Hampi takes 3.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Hampi can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Chikmagalur

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chikmagalur: Halebid (Basadi Halli & Hoysaleswara Temple), Sri Chennakeshava Temple (in Tumkur) and Chennakesava Temple (in Belur). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mullayanagiri, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sringeri Mutt, take a stroll through Belavadi, and make a trip to Sri Kalabhairaveshwara Temple.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Chikmagalur day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Hampi to Chikmagalur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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.