38 days in Karnataka Itinerary

38 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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38 days in Karnataka Itinerary

Start: Mysuru (Mysore)
1
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bengaluru
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kolar
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Hampi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Badami
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Karwar
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Gokarna
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Honnavar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Udupi
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Mangalore
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Subramanya
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Chikmagalur
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Mysuru (Mysore)

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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.
Visit Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) and Namdroling Monastery for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Sea Shell Museum and The Hobby Place. Step out of Mysuru (Mysore) with an excursion to Mercara Downs Golf Club in Madikeri--about 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, get engrossed in the history at Regional Museum of Natural History, and take in the exciting artwork at Ramsons House.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mysuru (Mysore) holiday site .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Mysuru (Mysore). In October, daytime highs in Mysuru (Mysore) are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Museums Historic Sites Golf

Side Trip

Mercara Downs Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Namdroling Monastery ©
Namdroling Monastery
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate ISKCON Temple Bangalore and Dharmaraya Swamy Temple. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum and Basavanagudi. When in Bengaluru, make a side trip to see Janapada Loka in Ramnagaram, approximately 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Commercial Street, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and explore the galleries of Cauvery Handicrafts.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Bengaluru trip planning website .

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in October, expect nights in Bengaluru to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kolar.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Janapada Loka
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore

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Kolar

Kolar ©
Kolar The Golden City of India, is a city in the Indian state of Karnataka. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): tee off at Zion Hills Golf County, see the interesting displays at M Visweswaraya Museum, then Head underground at Antharagange Caves, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lord Ganesha Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Kotilingeshwara Swamy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Avani, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kolaramma Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lord Someshwara Temple.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Kolar journey site .

Drive from Bengaluru to Kolar in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Hampi.

Things to do in Kolar

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors

Side Trip

Hanuman Temple
Highlights from your plan
Lord Someshwara Temple ©
Lord Someshwara Temple
Kolaramma Temple ©
Kolaramma Temple
Avani ©
Avani

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Vitthala Temple and Group of Monuments at Hampi. Kaladham and Akash Art Gallery & Bookshop will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Archaeological Museum, contemplate the long history of Rock Painting 1500 BC, take in the spiritual surroundings of Achyutaraya Temple, and admire the striking features of Elephant Stables.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hampi day trip planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Kolar to Hampi with the Route module. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Badami.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bellary
Highlights from your plan
Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhuthanatha Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Galganatha Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sangameshwara Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Papanatha Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kashivishveshar Shiva Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sangameshvara Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Badami Cave Temples, contemplate the long history of Malegitti Shivalaya Fort and Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Virupaksha Temple, then explore the ancient world of Aihole, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lad Khan Temple, and finally make a trip to Ravana pahad.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Badami trip planning website .

You can drive from Hampi to Badami in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Karwar.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pattadakal, Aihole
Highlights from your plan
Badami Cave Temples ©
Badami Cave Temples
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal ©
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal
Aihole ©
Aihole

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Karwar

Karwar ©
Karwar is a city in Uttara Kannada district in the South Indian state of Karnataka and the headquarters of Uttara Kannada district. Durga Temple and Shri Katyayani Baneshwar Temple will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Warship Museum and Oyster Rock Lighthouse. The adventure continues: stroll through Devbagh Beach, step off the mainland to explore Kali River Garden Karwar, and kick back and relax at Majali Beach Village.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Karwar route planner .

Getting from Badami to Karwar by car takes about 6 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Karwar can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gokarna.

Things to do in Karwar

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Shri Katyayani Baneshwar Temple
Highlights from your plan
Devbagh Beach ©
Devbagh Beach
Durga Temple ©
Durga Temple
Ravindranath Tagore Beach ©
Ravindranath Tagore Beach

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Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Shiva Cave, then kick back and relax at Kudle Beach, then kick back and relax at Om Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Half Moon Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Aryadurga Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Nirvana Beach, then stroll through Paradise Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Belekan beach.

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Traveling by car from Karwar to Gokarna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Honnavar.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Shri Aryadurga Temple, Nirvana Beach
Highlights from your plan
Om Beach ©
Om Beach
Shri Aryadurga Temple ©
Shri Aryadurga Temple
Kudle Beach ©
Kudle Beach

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Honnavar

Honnavar ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): stroll through Eco Beach, kick back and relax at Kasarkod Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Apsarakonda Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Idagunji Maha Ganapathi Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodlamane Shree Vishnumurthy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Bhatkal Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Statue of Lord Shiva, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hodbandur Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Honnavar day trip planner .

Getting from Gokarna to Honnavar by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Udupi.

Things to do in Honnavar

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bhatkal, Idagunji Maha Ganapathi Temple, Kasarkod Beach, Hodbandur Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kasarkod Beach ©
Kasarkod Beach
Statue of Lord Shiva ©
Statue of Lord Shiva
Idagunji Maha Ganapathi Temple ©
Idagunji Maha Ganapathi Temple

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Udupi

Udupi ©
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village and Coin Museum Corp Bank. Get some historical perspective at St. Mary's Island and Sri Mookambika Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Udupi: Maravanthe Beach (in Kundapur) and Someshwara Beach (in Byndoor). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museum of Anatomy & Pathology, kick back and relax at Malpe Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Krishna Temple, and pause for some serene contemplation at Mount Rosary church.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Udupi trip planner .

Getting from Honnavar to Udupi by car takes about 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Udupi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mangalore.

Things to do in Udupi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Manipal, Malpe Beach, Someshwara Beach, St. Mary's Island, Maravanthe Beach
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary's Island ©
St. Mary's Island
Sri Krishna Temple ©
Sri Krishna Temple
Sri Mookambika Temple ©
Sri Mookambika Temple

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Swami Vivekananda Planetarium and Pilikula Nisargadhama. Kudroli Gokarnath Temple and Kadri Manjunath Temple will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mangalore: Someshwara Temple (in Someshwar), Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple (in Mulki) and Dharmasthala (Shri Bhagwan Bahubali Digambar Jain Statue, Dharmasthala Sri Manjunatha Swamy Temple, & more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sasihithlu Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kudupu Sri Ananthapadmanabha Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panambur Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at St.Joseph Vaz Shrine Mudipu.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mangalore sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Udupi to Mangalore in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Subramanya.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dharmasthala, Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple, Someshwara Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple ©
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple
Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple ©
Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple
Kadri Manjunath Temple ©
Kadri Manjunath Temple

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Subramanya

Subramanya ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): admire the sheer force of Mallalli Falls, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chennakeshava Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shringeri Mutt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hosaligamma Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kukke Shree Subramanya Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matsya and Panchami Tirthas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Kumara Parvatha, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vedavyasa Samputa Narasimha Temple, then Head underground at Biladwara Cave, and finally stroll through Bisile Ghat.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Subramanya trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Mangalore to Subramanya in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Subramanya

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mallalli Falls, Sri Chennakeshava Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kumara Parvatha ©
Kumara Parvatha
Kukke Shree Subramanya Temple ©
Kukke Shree Subramanya Temple
Sri Chennakeshava Temple ©
Sri Chennakeshava Temple

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Chennakesava Temple and Hoysaleswara Temple. Do some cultural sightseeing at Belavadi and Sri Kodandaramaswami Temple. Explore Chikmagalur's surroundings by going to Halebid (Shantaleswara Temple & Basadi Halli), Hassan (Kedareswara Temple, Allalanatha Temple, & more) and Sringeri (Adi Shankara Temple, Vidyashankara Temple, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mullayanagiri, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sringeri Mutt, explore the ancient world of Amrutesvara Temple, and contemplate the long history of Jamalabad Fort.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Chikmagalur vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Subramanya to Chikmagalur takes 3 hours. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hassan, Sringeri, Halebid, Chennakesava Temple
Highlights from your plan
Chennakesava Temple ©
Chennakesava Temple
Hoysaleswara Temple ©
Hoysaleswara Temple
Basadi Halli ©
Basadi Halli

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