29 days in Karnataka Itinerary

29 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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29 days in Karnataka Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Hampi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Badami
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Gokarna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Udupi
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Mangalore
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Chikmagalur
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Bengaluru
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

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.
Step out of Hampi to go to Sandur and see Narihalla Reservoir, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vitthala Temple, admire the striking features of Hemakuta Hill Temple Complex, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Matanga Hill, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ugra Narsimha.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hampi trip planner .

London, UK to Hampi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in January, with highs in Hampi at 31°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Badami.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pattadakal (Kashivishveshar Shiva Temple, Sangameshvara Temple, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Badami Cave Temples, contemplate the long history of Group of Monuments in Pattadakal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sangameshwara Temple, and explore the ancient world of Aihole.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Badami vacation builder website .

You can drive from Hampi to Badami in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough 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
Aihole ©
Aihole
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal ©
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal

2
nights
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
On the 10th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahabaleswara Temple, then kick back and relax at Kudle Beach, then kick back and relax at Om Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Shiva Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Aryadurga Temple and then enjoy the sand and surf at Half Moon Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Gokarna attractions planner.

You can drive from Badami to Gokarna in 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Udupi.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Udupi

Udupi ©
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Udupi: Kodachadri (in Shimoga), Sri Mookambika Temple (in Kollur) and Murdeshwar (Scuba & Snorkeling & Kethapayya Narayan Temple). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Krishna Temple, appreciate the history behind Bahubali Monolith, take an in-depth tour of Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kapu Beach.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Udupi day trip planner .

Drive from Gokarna to Udupi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daytime highs in Udupi are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Mangalore.

Things to do in Udupi

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Murdeshwar, Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village, St. Mary's Island, Bahubali Monolith, Kodachadri
Highlights from your plan
Kapu Beach ©
Kapu Beach
Sri Krishna Temple ©
Sri Krishna Temple
Sri Mookambika Temple ©
Sri Mookambika Temple

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Someshwara Temple (in Someshwar), Narahari Parvata (in Bantwal) and Moodabidri (in Karkala). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Aloysius Chapel, see the sky in a new way at Swami Vivekananda Planetarium, and enjoy the sand and surf at Tannirbhavi Beach.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mangalore day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Udupi to Mangalore takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January in Mangalore, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Narahari Parvata, Someshwara Temple, Shri Bhagwan Bahubali Digambar Jain Statue, Moodabidri
Highlights from your plan
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple ©
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple
Kadri Manjunath Temple ©
Kadri Manjunath Temple
Someshwara Temple ©
Someshwara Temple

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chikmagalur: Halebid (Basadi Halli & Hoysaleswara Temple), Hassan (Koravangala Temple & Kedareswara Temple) and Chennakesava Temple (in Belur). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mullayanagiri, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Veeranarayana Temple, contemplate the long history of Jamalabad Fort, and take a stroll through Belavadi.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chikmagalur online attractions planner .

Drive from Mangalore to Chikmagalur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mysuru (Mysore): Madikeri (Raja's Seat & Abbi Falls). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gunja Narasimha Swamy Temple, make a trip to Namdroling Monastery, and get to know the resident critters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens.

To find reviews and tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Chikmagalur to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. January in Mysuru (Mysore) sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Madikeri
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©

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.
Bengaluru is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, theme parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the historical opulence of Bangalore Palace, and engage your brain at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bengaluru trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Bengaluru, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

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

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