46 days in Karnataka Itinerary

46 days in Karnataka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Karnataka route planner

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Bengaluru
— 6 nights
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 5 nights
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Madikeri
— 5 nights
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Mangalore
— 5 nights
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Gokarna
— 2 nights
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Karwar
— 2 nights
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Badami
— 4 nights
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Vijayapura
— 1 night
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Hampi
— 6 nights
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Chikmagalur
— 5 nights
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Tumkur
— 3 nights
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Bengaluru

— 6 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: get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park, stroll around Cubbon Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Bannerghatta National Park, and admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bengaluru visit planning website.

Seattle, USA to Bengaluru is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle to Bengaluru, you'll lose 13.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seattle in October, plan for much warmer days in Bengaluru, with highs around 86°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Mysuru (Mysore)

— 5 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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Brindavan Garden, and admire the masterpieces at Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mysuru (Mysore) trip site.

Traveling by bus from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Bengaluru in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Mysuru (Mysore): temperatures range from 80°F by day to 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Madikeri.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Madikeri

— 5 nights
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Venture out of the city with trips to Bhagamandala (Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple & Talakaveri), Somvarpet (Mallalli Falls & Honnamana Kere Lake) and Talakaveri Temple (in Talacauvery). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Abbi Falls, take in the architecture and design of Sera Jey Monastic University, look for all kinds of wild species at Nagarhole National Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Raja's Seat.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Madikeri journey planning website.

Drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Madikeri in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mangalore.

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mangalore

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mangalore: Malpe Beach (in Malpe), Kapu Beach (in Udupi) and Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple (in Mulki). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, contemplate the long history of Moodabidri, walk around Sammilan Shetty’s Butterfly Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Milagres Church.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mangalore trip planner.

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. In October, daily temperatures in Mangalore can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Gokarna.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Gokarna

— 2 nights
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): soothe aching muscles at Shree Hari Yoga India, then stroll through Kudle Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Om Beach, and finally stroll through Shiva Cave. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Mirjan Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shantika Parameshwari Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Mahalasa Narayani Temple.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gokarna vacation website.

Getting from Mangalore to Gokarna by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Karwar.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Karwar

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): kick back and relax at Devbagh Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Oyster Rock Lighthouse, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Durga Temple, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Majali Beach Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shejjeswar Temple, step off the mainland to explore Kurumgad Island, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ravindranath Tagore Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Karwar tour planner.

You can drive from Gokarna to Karwar in 1.5 hours. October in Karwar sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Badami.

Things to do in Karwar

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Badami

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bagalkot (Gaudaragudi Temple & Jyotirlinga Temple Group) and Pattadakal (Sangameshvara Temple, Virupaksha Temple, &more). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Badami Cave Temples, delve into the distant past at Aihole, steep yourself in history at Group of Monuments in Pattadakal, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kashivishveshar Shiva Temple.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Badami trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Karwar to Badami takes 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Vijayapura.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Vijayapura

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): delve into the distant past at Gol Gumbaz.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vijayapura tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Badami to Vijayapura takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Hampi.

Things to do in Vijayapura

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Hampi

— 6 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Sanapur Lake in Sanapur (about 52 minutes away). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Vitthala Temple, admire the striking features of Elephant Stables, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Enclosure, and explore the ancient world of Group of Monuments at Hampi.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hampi travel route planner.

You can drive from Vijayapura to Hampi in 4.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Hampi can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Chikmagalur

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chennakesava Temple (in Belur) and Halebid (Shantaleswara Temple, Hoysaleswara Temple, &more). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mullayanagiri, make a trip to Shri Jagadguru Badari Shankaracharya Samsthanam, take a stroll through Belavadi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sharada Temple.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Chikmagalur online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Hampi to Chikmagalur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tumkur.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tumkur

— 3 nights
Tumakuru is the district headquarters of Tumakuru district, and is known as City of Education and City of Coconuts. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Kamakshi Sharadamba Temple and then admire the engineering at Markonahalli Dam. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Devarayana Durga, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Siddaganga Math, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yediyur Siddhalingeshwara Temple.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tumkur travel planner.

Traveling by car from Chikmagalur to Tumkur takes 4 hours. November in Tumkur sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tumkur

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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.