22 days in Karnataka Itinerary

22 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hampi
— 3 nights
2
Badami
— 3 nights
3
Gokarna
— 3 nights
4
Chikmagalur
— 3 nights
5
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 3 nights
6
Bengaluru
— 5 nights

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.
Step out of Hampi to go to Sandur and see Narihalla Reservoir, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vitthala Temple, delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi, admire the striking features of Elephant Stables, and explore the striking landscape at Matanga Hill.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hampi trip planner.

New York City, USA to Hampi is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight, taxi, and train. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from New York City to Hampi, you'll lose 10.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °F in Hampi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Badami.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Royal Enclosure, Narihalla Reservoir, Navabrindavanam
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Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables
Royal Enclosure ©
Royal Enclosure

3
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Badami side-trips: Pattadakal (Galganatha Temple, Kashivishveshar Shiva Temple, &more). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Badami Cave Temples, explore the activities along Agastya Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhuthanatha Temple, and explore the ancient world of Aihole.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Badami tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hampi to Badami takes 3.5 hours. Cap off 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
Aihole ©
Aihole
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal ©
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal

3
nights
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Explore Gokarna's surroundings by going to Vibhooti Falls (in Yana), Honnavar (Karikanamma or Shri Karikaan Parameshwari Temple, Eco Beach, &more) and Karwar (Oyster Rock Lighthouse & Durga Temple). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Om Beach, stroll through Kudle Beach, and Head underground at Shiva Cave.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Gokarna trip maker tool.

Getting from Badami to Gokarna by car takes about 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive 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
Vibhooti Falls ©
Vibhooti Falls

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chikmagalur: Chennakesava Temple (in Belur), Halebid (Hoysaleswara Temple & Basadi Halli) and Kedareswara Temple (in Hassan). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mullayanagiri, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sharada Temple, don't miss a visit to Shri Jagadguru Badari Shankaracharya Samsthanam, and explore the ancient world of Amrutesvara Temple.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chikmagalur trip planner.

You can drive from Gokarna to Chikmagalur in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

3
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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.
When in Mysuru (Mysore), make a side trip to see Basaralu Temple in Mandya, approximately Mandya away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Mysuru Palace, examine the collection at Sea Shell Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Somnathpura Temple.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mysuru (Mysore) online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chikmagalur to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daily temperatures in Mysuru (Mysore) can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Basaralu Temple
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Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens

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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). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, identify plant and animal life at Bannerghatta National Park, get a taste of the local shopping with UB City, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

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You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Fri).

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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