32 days in Karnataka Itinerary

32 days in Karnataka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Karnataka trip planner

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Badami
— 2 nights
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Gokarna
— 2 nights
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Udupi
— 4 nights
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Mangalore
— 3 nights
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Madikeri
— 3 nights
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 4 nights
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Bengaluru
— 5 nights
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Chikmagalur
— 4 nights
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Hampi
— 4 nights
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Badami: Mallikarjuna Temple Complex (in Aihole), Pattadakal (Virupaksha Temple & Sangameshvara Temple) and Bagalkot (Jyotirlinga Temple Group & Badiger Gudi Temple). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Badami Cave Temples, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kashivishveshar Shiva Temple, explore the ancient world of Aihole, and make a trip to Ravana pahad.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Badami day trip site.

Sandur to Badami is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Gokarna.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Gokarna

— 2 nights
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Aryadurga Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kudle Beach, and then kick back and relax at Om Beach. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Mahalasa Narayani Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shantika Parameshwari Temple, and then soothe aching muscles at Shree Hari Yoga India.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Gokarna route planner.

You can drive from Badami to Gokarna in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Udupi.

Things to do in Gokarna

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Udupi

— 4 nights
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
Go for a jaunt from Udupi to Karkala to see Karkala Gomateshwara Statue about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Krishna Temple, appreciate the history behind Bahubali Monolith, kick back and relax at Malpe Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Udupi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gokarna to Udupi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. In February in Udupi, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Mangalore.

Things to do in Udupi

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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 still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kadri Manjunath Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Aloysius Chapel, and see the sky in a new way at Swami Vivekananda Planetarium.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Mangalore trip planning tool.

You can drive from Udupi to Mangalore in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Madikeri.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trip

Madikeri

— 3 nights
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Get out of town with these interesting Madikeri side-trips: Sera Jey Monastic University (in Kushalnagar) and Belur Golf Course (in Belur). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Abbi Falls, get outside with Mandalpatti, identify plant and animal life at Dubare Elephant Camp, and admire the natural beauty at Raja's Seat.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Madikeri trip planner.

Getting from Mangalore to Madikeri by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Step out of Mysuru (Mysore) to go to Somnathpur and see Keshava Temple, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Karanji Lake, and don't miss a visit to Namdroling Monastery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mysuru (Mysore) trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Madikeri to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Mysuru (Mysore) are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trip

Bengaluru

— 5 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: admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, get a taste of the local shopping with UB City, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dodda Ganapathi Temple, and stroll around Cubbon Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bengaluru road trip planning app.

Traveling by bus from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in February: highs in Bengaluru hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Chikmagalur

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chikmagalur: Halebid (Shantaleswara Temple, Hoysaleswara Temple, &more), Sri Chennakeshava Temple (in Tumkur) and Chennakesava Temple (in Belur). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mullayanagiri, take in the spiritual surroundings of Deviramma Temple, make a trip to Shri Jagadguru Badari Shankaracharya Samsthanam, and take a stroll through Belavadi.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Chikmagalur trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bengaluru to Chikmagalur in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hampi.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · 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, admire the striking features of Hemakuta Hill Temple Complex, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Balakrishna Temple, and make a trip to Elephant Stables.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hampi route site.

You can drive from Chikmagalur to Hampi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In February, daily temperatures in Hampi can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

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.