41 days in Karnataka Itinerary

41 days in Karnataka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Karnataka travel planner

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Hampi
— 4 nights
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Badami
— 4 nights
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Shimoga
— 3 nights
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Udupi
— 4 nights
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Mangalore
— 5 nights
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Chikmagalur
— 5 nights
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 6 nights
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Madikeri
— 4 nights
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Bengaluru
— 5 nights
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Hampi

— 4 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.
Hampi is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Vitthala Temple, browse the exhibits of Akash Art Gallery & Bookshop, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ugra Narsimha, and delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hampi day trip website.

Bhubaneswar to Hampi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Bhubaneswar in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Hampi: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Badami.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 9:

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Sangameshvara Temple in Pattadakal (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Badami Cave Temples, explore the ancient world of Aihole, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhuthanatha Temple, and admire the masterpieces at The Archaeological Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Badami trip planner.

You can drive from Hampi to Badami in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Shimoga.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 13:

Shimoga

— 3 nights

Gateway of Malnad

With access to many natural attractions in the Western Ghats, Shivamogga tourism rarely focuses on the city itself.
Shimoga is known for nature, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Jog Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sakrebailu Elephant Camp, contemplate the long history of Keladi, and take in the awesome beauty at Kodachadri.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimoga online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Badami to Shimoga by car takes about 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Udupi.

Things to do in Shimoga

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:

Udupi

— 4 nights
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
Udupi is known for historic sites, beaches, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anegudde Ganapathi Temple, admire all the interesting features of End Point, head off the coast to Uppinakudru Island, and get engrossed in the history at Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Udupi trip builder website.

Getting from Shimoga to Udupi by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mangalore.

Things to do in Udupi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 20:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mangalore: Someshwara Temple (in Someshwar) and Bandaje Arbi Falls (in Belthangady). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Aloysius Chapel, stop by City Center Mall, and get curious at Pilikula Regional Science Centre.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mangalore online trip builder.

Drive from Udupi to Mangalore in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 25:

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 Sri Chennakeshava Temple (in Tumkur), Chennakesava Temple (in Belur) and Kedareswara Temple (in Hassan). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hoysaleswara Temple, make a trip to Sri Veeranarayana Temple, stop by Belavadi, and take in the awesome beauty at Mullayanagiri.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Chikmagalur online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Mangalore to Chikmagalur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 30:

Mysuru (Mysore)

— 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mysuru (Mysore): Basaralu Temple (in Mandya) and Nimishambha Temple (in Srirangapatna). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Mysuru Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Somnathpura Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Philomena Church, and get to know the resident critters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mysuru (Mysore) holiday planner.

You can drive from Chikmagalur to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. In August in Mysuru (Mysore), expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Madikeri.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 5:

Madikeri

— 4 nights
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madikeri: Belur Golf Course (in Belur) and Sera Jey Monastic University (in Kushalnagar). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Abbi Falls, head outdoors with Kote Abbey waterfalls, admire the natural beauty at Raja's Seat, and take in the pleasant sights at Coorg Camping Jollyboy.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Madikeri trip tool.

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Madikeri in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Madikeri

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 9:

Bengaluru

— 5 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 parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, engage your brain at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, and find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bengaluru holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Madikeri to Bengaluru takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Bengaluru sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 14:

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.