22 days in Karnataka Itinerary

22 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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22 days in Karnataka Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  23​h
1
Hampi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Badami
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Gokarna
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Chikmagalur
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Bengaluru
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: New York City

3
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Narihalla Reservoir in Sandur (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Vitthala Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Matanga Hill, admire the striking features of Elephant Stables, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodanda Rama Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hampi holiday planning app .

New York City, USA to Hampi is an approximately 23-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from New York City to Hampi. Traveling from New York City in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 77°F in Hampi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Badami.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Narihalla Reservoir, Royal Enclosure, Navabrindavanam
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Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi

3
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.
Explore Badami's surroundings by going to Pattadakal (Galganatha Temple, Kashivishveshar Shiva Temple, & more). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Badami Cave Temples, contemplate the long history of Group of Monuments in Pattadakal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sangameshwara Temple, and delve into the distant past at Ravana pahad.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Badami trip planner .

Getting from Hampi to Badami by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gokarna.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gokarna: Honnavar (Karikanamma or Shri Karikaan Parameshwari Temple, Eco Beach, & more), Karwar (Oyster Rock Lighthouse & Durga Temple) and Vibhooti Falls (in Yana). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Om Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Shiva Cave, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kudle Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Gokarna trip planner .

Getting from Badami to Gokarna by car takes about 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Honnavar, Karwar, Vibhooti Falls
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Om Beach ©
Om Beach
Durga Temple ©
Durga Temple

3
nights
Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chikmagalur: Halebid (Hoysaleswara Temple & Basadi Halli), Chennakesava Temple (in Belur) and Kedareswara Temple (in Hassan). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mullayanagiri, don't miss a visit to Shri Jagadguru Badari Shankaracharya Samsthanam, contemplate the long history of Jamalabad Fort, and take a stroll through Belavadi.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Chikmagalur travel route app .

Getting from Gokarna to Chikmagalur by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

Halebid, Kedareswara Temple, Chennakesava Temple
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Chennakesava Temple ©
Chennakesava Temple
Mullayanagiri ©
Mullayanagiri
Hoysaleswara Temple ©
Hoysaleswara Temple

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Basaralu Temple in Mandya (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), take in the spiritual surroundings of Namdroling Monastery, steep yourself in history at Somnathpura Temple, and meet the residents at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) day trip planning site .

Getting from Chikmagalur to Mysuru (Mysore) by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daily temperatures in Mysuru (Mysore) can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Basaralu Temple
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Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bengaluru: Tumkur (Sri Chennakeshava Temple & Yediyur Siddhalingeshwara Temple). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, stroll around Cubbon Park, get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park, and get curious at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bengaluru trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Bengaluru sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 70°F at night. On the 13th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tumkur
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park

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