9 days in Karnataka Itinerary

9 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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9 days in Karnataka Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Mangalore
— Few hours
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Bengaluru
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Channarayapatna
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Hampi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Badami
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

few
hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sebastian Church, Bendur, Mangalore, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Joseph Vaz Shrine Mudipu, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kadri Manjunath Temple.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mangalore planner .

Mumbai to Mangalore is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August in Mangalore, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple ©
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple
Kadri Manjunath Temple ©
Kadri Manjunath Temple

3
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.
Bengaluru is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, theme parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, shop like a local with UB City, find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park, and engage your brain at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bengaluru tour itinerary website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mangalore to Bengaluru in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bengaluru are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park

1
night
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 7th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), get to know the resident critters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Sea Shell Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) day trip tool .

Getting from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Bengaluru in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mysuru (Mysore): temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Channarayapatna.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

1
night
Channarayapatna

Channarayapatna ©
Channarayapatna is a town and taluka in Hassan district of Karnataka, India. You've now added Shravanabelgola Jain Temple to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shravanabelgola Jain Temple.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Channarayapatna trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Channarayapatna in 2.5 hours. August in Channarayapatna sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Hampi.

Things to do in Channarayapatna

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shravanabelgola Jain Temple ©
Shravanabelgola Jain Temple

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Group of Monuments at Hampi, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ugra Narsimha, delve into the distant past at Bhojana Shala, then steep yourself in history at Elephant Stables, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Enclosure, and finally contemplate the long history of Vitthala Temple.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hampi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Channarayapatna to Hampi takes 7 hours. In August, Hampi is a bit warmer than Channarayapatna - with highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Badami.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Badami Fort, contemplate the long history of Malegitti Shivalaya Fort and Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Agastya Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhuthanatha Temple, and finally stroll through Badami Cave Temples.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Badami online route planner .

Traveling by car from Hampi to Badami takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Badami Cave Temples ©
Badami Cave Temples
Bhuthanatha Temple ©
Bhuthanatha Temple
Agastya Lake ©
Agastya Lake

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