9 days in Karnataka Itinerary

9 days in Karnataka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Karnataka trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hampi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Chikmagalur
— 1 night
Drive
4
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Madikeri
— 2 nights
Fly

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Bengaluru

— 2 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.
You've now added Nandi Hills to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, explore the historical opulence of Bangalore Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, and don't miss a visit to Panchamukhi Ganesha Temple.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bengaluru trip planner.

Mumbai to Bengaluru is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, Bengaluru is little chillier than Mumbai - with highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to fly to Hampi.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Wildlife

Side Trip

Hampi

— 1 night
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 13th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Vitthala Temple, admire the striking features of Elephant Stables, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Matanga Hill.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hampi online day trip planner.

You can fly from Bengaluru to Hampi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Bengaluru in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hampi, with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Chikmagalur

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Jhari Waterfalls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Baba Budangiri, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mullayanagiri.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Chikmagalur online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Hampi to Chikmagalur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Parks · Nature

Mysuru (Mysore)

— 2 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.
On the 15th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Philomena Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, and then explore the historical opulence of Mysuru Palace. On the next day, get to know the resident critters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden, and then meet the residents at Planet Earth Aquarium.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) road trip planning site.

You can drive from Chikmagalur to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. June in Mysuru (Mysore) sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Madikeri.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Madikeri

— 2 nights
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. On the 17th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Omkareshwara Temple, head outdoors with Mandalpatti, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Devaragundi Falls. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Abbi Falls, admire the natural beauty at Raja's Seat, and then experience rural life at Mercara Gold Estate Coffee Plantation.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Madikeri travel website.

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Madikeri by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Karnataka travel guide

4.1
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.