7 days in Karnataka Itinerary

7 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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7 days in Karnataka Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
1
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Hampi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Badami
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ulsoor Subramanya Temple, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and finally shop like a local with UB City. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru trip itinerary planning site .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Bengaluru. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), get to know the resident critters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Nandi Temple, then contemplate the long history of Somnathpura Temple, and then admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) road trip website .

Getting from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©

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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.
On the 29th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Elephant Stables, make a trip to Dasara Dibba, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vitthala Temple, and finally explore the ancient world of Group of Monuments at Hampi.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hampi day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Hampi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in December; daily highs in Hampi reach 35°C and lows reach 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Badami.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites
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Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Papanatha Temple, then delve into the distant past at Aihole, and then contemplate the long history of Group of Monuments in Pattadakal. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sangameshwara Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sangameshvara Temple, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Badami Cave Temples.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Badami online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Hampi to Badami takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pattadakal, Aihole
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Badami Cave Temples ©
Badami Cave Temples
Aihole ©
Aihole
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal ©
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal

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