60 days in Karnataka, Goa & Kerala Itinerary

60 days in Karnataka, Goa & Kerala Itinerary

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60 days in Karnataka, Goa & Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  6​h
1
Hampi
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Kollur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Gokarna
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Goa
— 7 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
5
Mysore District
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Bengaluru
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Kovalam
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
8
Thekkady
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Kochi (Cochin)
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Guruvayur
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
11
Kannur
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
12
Mangalore
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Mumbai


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5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Group of Monuments at Hampi and Monkey Temple. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Akash Art Gallery & Bookshop and Hampi Arts & Old Coins. Venture out of the city with trips to Narihalla Reservoir (in Sandur) and Huligemma Temple (in Koppal). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Elephant Stables, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Balakrishna Temple, contemplate the long history of Purandaradasa Mantapa, and take in the awesome beauty at Matanga Hill.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hampi journey planning tool .

Mumbai to Hampi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kollur.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bellary, Narihalla Reservoir, Huligemma Temple
Highlights from your plan
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Monkey Temple ©
Monkey Temple
Hazara Rama Temple ©
Hazara Rama Temple

3
nights
Kollur

Kollur ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Someshwara Beach and Maravanthe Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Sri Mookambika Temple and Veerabhadra Swamy Shrine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kollur: Murdeshwar (Kethapayya Narayan Temple & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Statue of Lord Shiva (in Bhatkal).

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kollur itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Hampi to Kollur takes 7.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Kollur are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gokarna.

Things to do in Kollur

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Murdeshwar, Karnataka, Shimoga, Statue of Lord Shiva, Maravanthe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sri Mookambika Temple ©
Sri Mookambika Temple
Kethapayya Narayan Temple ©
Kethapayya Narayan Temple
Murdeshwar Temple ©
Murdeshwar Temple

4
nights
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shri Aryadurga Temple and Oyster Rock Lighthouse. Step off the beaten path and head to Kudle Beach and Paradise Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gokarna: Eco Beach (in Honnavar), Devbagh Beach (in Karwar) and Kasarkod Beach (in Kasarkod). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Half Moon Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Om Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahabaleswara Temple.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Gokarna trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kollur to Gokarna by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Goa.

Things to do in Gokarna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karwar, Shri Aryadurga Temple, Kasarkod Beach, Eco Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kudle Beach ©
Kudle Beach
Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

7
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Do your shopping at Sheek Emporium and Cheshire Cat Jewellery Gallery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tomb of St. Francis Xavier and Shanta Durga Temple. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Morjim Beach, contemplate the long history of Reis Magos Fort, identify plant and animal life at Animal Shelter Agonda, and stroll through Mandrem Beach.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Goa trip planner.

You can drive from Gokarna to Goa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mysore District.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Morjim Beach ©
Morjim Beach
Mandrem Beach ©
Mandrem Beach
Utorda Beach ©
Utorda Beach

4
nights
Mysore District

Mysore District ©
Mysore District is an administrative district located in the southern part of the state of Karnataka, India. Do your shopping at The Hobby Place and Ramsons House. Popular historic sites such as Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) and Sri Nandi Temple are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mysore District: Mandya (Tonnur Kere & Cheluvanarayana Swamy Temple). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, explore the ancient world of Chennakesava Temple, Somanathapura, examine the collection at Sea Shell Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Avadhoota Datta Peetham.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mysore District trip maker .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Goa to Mysore District in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Traveling from Goa in May, plan for little chillier nights in Mysore District, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysore District

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Mandya, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary ©
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Sri Nandi Temple ©
Sri Nandi Temple

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at The Heritage Centre & Aerospace Museum and Kynkyny Art. Get in touch with nature at Bannerghatta National Park and Skydiving. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, wander the streets of Malleswaram, and engage your brain at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Mysore District to Bengaluru takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mysore District in May: highs in Bengaluru hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Dodda Ganapathi Temple ©
Dodda Ganapathi Temple

5
nights
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Visiting Kovalam Beach and Varkala Beach will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lighthouse Beach and Hawa Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kovalam: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) (Natural History Museum, Vizhinjam Lighthouse, & more) and Spas (in Varkala). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, kick back and relax at Adimalathura Beach, look for gifts at Keralashopee, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neeramankara Shiva Temple.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kovalam journey maker site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Bengaluru to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in June, Kovalam is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Varkala Town
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Spas
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse

4
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Visiting Periyar Tiger Reserve and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Let the collections at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum and Green land spice garden capture your imagination. Change things up with a short trip to Vagamon in Kottayam (about 1h 50 min away). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, steep yourself in history at Shiny Tours & Travals, take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and stop by Kerala Crafts.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Vagamon
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Vagamon ©
Vagamon

6
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kerala Folklore Museum and Kashi Art Gallery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Antique Museum Kochi and Chottanikkara Devi Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Kochi (Cochin): International Coir Museum (in Alappuzha) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). Treat yourself to a day of pampering on the 15th (Sat) at some of the best spas. Spend the 16th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the world behind art at Gallery OED Cochin., and view the masterpieces at Durbar Hall Art Gallery.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) tour planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trips

Marari Beach, International Coir Museum
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

5
nights
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Guruvayur Temple and Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram. Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum and Vadakkunnathan Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Guruvayur's surroundings by going to Thrissur (Arattupuzha Sree Sastha Temple, Kurumbakavu Temple, & more), Malappuram (Thirunavaya Nava Mukunda Temple & Kadampuzha Bhagavathy Temple) and Triprayar Sri Rama Temple (in Thriprayar). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Thunchan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chowallurpady Siva Temple, and look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Camp Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Guruvayur holiday planner .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Guruvayur in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Thrissur, Malappuram, Thunchan, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
Highlights from your plan
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple

4
nights
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Arakkal Museum and Sundareswara Temple. Step out of the city life by going to Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach and Paithalmala Hill Station. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Thottada Beach, see the sky in a new way at Science Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Ezhara Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Madayipara.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kannur route maker tool .

You can drive from Guruvayur to Kannur in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Mangalore.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paithalmala Hill Station, Azhikkal Beach, Ezharakund Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Azhikkal Beach ©
Azhikkal Beach

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Sri Krishna Temple and Kapu Beach. Get outdoors at Tannirbhavi Beach and Pilikula Nisargadhama. Get out of town with these interesting Mangalore side-trips: Kottancheri Hills (in Kasaragod), Manipal (Museum of Anatomy & Pathology, Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village, & more) and Udupi (Guddattu Temple, Chandramoulishwar Temple, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, enjoy the sea views from NITK Lighthouse, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Aloysius Chapel.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mangalore attractions planner .

Take a train from Kannur to Mangalore in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Mangalore are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mangalore

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Udupi, Manipal, Kottancheri Hills
Highlights from your plan
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple ©
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple
Sri Krishna Temple ©
Sri Krishna Temple
Kapu Beach ©
Kapu Beach

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