5 days in Karnataka Itinerary

5 days in Karnataka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Karnataka tour planner

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Bengaluru
— 1 night
Bus
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive
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Shimoga
— 1 night
Drive
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Hampi
— 1 night
Fly

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Bengaluru

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): shop like a local with UB City and then stroll around Cubbon Park. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Bangalore Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, then get curious at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bengaluru road trip planning tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Bengaluru. In July in Bengaluru, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can take a bus to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Museums
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Mysuru (Mysore)

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Nandi Temple, and then step into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mysuru (Mysore) day trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Bengaluru in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Mysuru (Mysore), with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Shimoga.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks · Historic Sites
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Shimoga

— 1 night

Gateway of Malnad

With access to many natural attractions in the Western Ghats, Shivamogga tourism rarely focuses on the city itself.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Jog Falls.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Shimoga journey planner.

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Shimoga in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hampi.

Things to do in Shimoga

Nature · Parks
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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 26th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Group of Monuments at Hampi and then contemplate the long history of Vitthala Temple.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hampi trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Shimoga to Hampi takes 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Hampi can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

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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.