38 days in Karnataka Itinerary

38 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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Start: Pune
+2
Fly + Taxi + Train:  7 h 45 min
1
Hampi
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h 15 min
2
Udupi
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Chikmagalur
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Bengaluru
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
6
Mangalore
— 3 nights
Drive:  8 h
7
Hubli-Dharwad
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Badami
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
9
Shimoga
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
10
Gokarna
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
11
Karwar
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
12
Sirsi
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
13
Bellary
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h
14
Hassan
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h
End: Pune

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire the striking features of Elephant Stables, then don't miss a visit to Dasara Dibba, then steep yourself in history at Vitthala Temple, and finally appreciate the history behind Statue of Ugra Narsimha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Group of Monuments at Hampi, take in the dramatic natural features at Matanga Hill, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monkey Temple.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hampi vacation planner.

Pune to Hampi is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight, taxi, and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Hampi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Udupi.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi

1
night
Udupi

Udupi ©
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
On the 8th (Mon), kick back and relax at Kodi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anegudde Ganapathi Temple, and then kick back and relax at Malpe Beach. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Kapu Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Venugopal Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at End Point, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Krishna Temple.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Udupi road trip planning app.

Getting from Hampi to Udupi by car takes about 8 hours. In June in Udupi, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Udupi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Manipal, Malpe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kapu Beach ©
Kapu Beach
Sri Krishna Temple ©
Sri Krishna Temple
Anegudde Ganapathi Temple ©
Anegudde Ganapathi Temple

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sringeri Mutt, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chennakeshava Temple, then contemplate the long history of Chennakesava Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodandaramaswami Temple. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Baba Budangiri, then take in the dramatic scenery at Honnammana Halla Waterfalls, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mullayanagiri.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Chikmagalur trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Udupi to Chikmagalur takes 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sri Chennakeshava Temple, Chennakesava Temple
Highlights from your plan
Mullayanagiri ©
Mullayanagiri
Sri Chennakeshava Temple ©
Sri Chennakeshava Temple
Chennakesava Temple ©
Chennakesava Temple

2
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.
On the 12th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Mysuru Palace, then get to know the resident critters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple. Keep things going the next day: stop by Adil & Azam, admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden, then don't miss a visit to Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Nandi Temple.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) journey planner.

Traveling by car from Chikmagalur to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga
Highlights from your plan
Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens

3
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.
Bengaluru is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park, admire the landmark architecture of Omkareshwarar Temple, and walk around Cubbon Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru tour planner.

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in June, expect nights in Bengaluru to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mangalore.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park

3
nights
Mangalore

Mangalore ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kadri Manjunath Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Infant Jesus Shrine, then kick back and relax at Panambur Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Tannirbhavi Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Venkataramana Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Aloysius Chapel, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Someshwara Temple.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mangalore itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Bengaluru to Mangalore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Mangalore sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Hubli-Dharwad.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Someshwara Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple ©
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple
Kadri Manjunath Temple ©
Kadri Manjunath Temple
Tannirbhavi Beach ©
Tannirbhavi Beach

3
nights
Hubli-Dharwad

Hubli-Dharwad ©
A trip to Hubli-Dharwad opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Siddharoodha Swamy Math and then experience rural life at Agadi Thota. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Raghavendra Swamy Matha, and then explore the activities along Unakal Lake.

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

Drive from Mangalore to Hubli-Dharwad in 7.5 hours. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Badami.

Things to do in Hubli-Dharwad

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
Agadi Thota ©
Agadi Thota
Shri Siddharoodha Swamy Math ©
Shri Siddharoodha Swamy Math

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Badami: Pattadakal (Virupaksha Temple, Mallikarjuna Temple, &more). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Badami Cave Temples, delve into the distant past at Ravana pahad, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kadasiddeshwar Temple, and steep yourself in history at Badami Fort.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Badami itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hubli-Dharwad to Badami in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Shimoga.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Pattadakal, Aihole
Highlights from your plan
Aihole ©
Aihole
Badami Cave Temples ©
Badami Cave Temples
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal ©
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal

3
nights
Shimoga

Shimoga ©
With access to many natural attractions in the Western Ghats, Shivamogga tourism rarely focuses on the city itself.
On the 26th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Jog Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): admire the engineering at Gajanur Dam, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sakrebailu Elephant Camp, and then meet the residents at Tiger and Lion Safari, Shimoga.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimoga online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Badami to Shimoga takes 6.5 hours. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gokarna.

Things to do in Shimoga

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Jog Falls ©
Jog Falls
Sakrebailu Elephant Camp ©
Sakrebailu Elephant Camp
Tiger and Lion Safari, Shimoga ©
Tiger and Lion Safari, Shimoga

3
nights
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): kick back and relax at Kudle Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Cave, then enjoy the sand and surf at Om Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahabaleswara Temple. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Half Moon Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gokarna day trip website.

Traveling by car from Shimoga to Gokarna takes 4.5 hours. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Karwar.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Om Beach ©
Om Beach
Mahabaleswara Temple ©
Mahabaleswara Temple
Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach

3
nights
Karwar

Karwar ©
Karwar is a city in Uttara Kannada district in the South Indian state of Karnataka and the headquarters of Uttara Kannada district. Get out of town with these interesting Karwar side-trips: Dandeli (Kali River & Syntheri Rock). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Durga Temple, see the interesting displays at Warship Museum, step off the mainland to explore Kurumgad Island, and enjoy the sea views from Oyster Rock Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Karwar driving holiday tool.

Drive from Gokarna to Karwar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sirsi.

Things to do in Karwar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Dandeli
Highlights from your plan
Ravindranath Tagore Beach ©
Ravindranath Tagore Beach
Durga Temple ©
Durga Temple
Syntheri Rock ©
Syntheri Rock

2
nights
Sirsi

Sirsi ©
Sirsi is a city in the Uttara Kannada district in the Indian state of Karnataka. On the 5th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Unchalli Falls and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sahasralinga.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sirsi planner.

Drive from Karwar to Sirsi in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Bellary.

Things to do in Sirsi

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Unchalli Falls ©
Unchalli Falls
Sahasralinga ©
Sahasralinga
Marikamba Temple ©
Marikamba Temple

2
nights
Bellary

Bellary ©
Bellary, officially Ballari, is a historic city in Ballari district of Karnataka, India. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Bellary Fort, then explore the ancient world of Hampi, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lakshmi Narasimha Temple.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bellary trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Sirsi to Bellary takes 6.5 hours. In July in Bellary, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hassan.

Things to do in Bellary

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hampi ©
Hampi
Lakshmi Narasimha Temple ©
Lakshmi Narasimha Temple
Bellary Fort ©
Bellary Fort

3
nights
Hassan

Hassan ©
Hassan is a city and the district headquarters of Hassan district in the Indian state of Karnataka. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koravangala Temple, then pause for some photo ops at Bhagawan Bahubali Statue (Gommateshwara), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shravanabelgola Jain Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Shettihalli Rosary Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lakshmi Devi Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hoysaleswara Temple.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hassan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bellary to Hassan takes 7 hours. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hassan

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hoysaleswara Temple, Shravanabelgola Jain Temple
Highlights from your plan
Shravanabelgola Jain Temple ©
Shravanabelgola Jain Temple
Hoysaleswara Temple ©
Hoysaleswara Temple
Bhagawan Bahubali Statue (Gommateshwara) ©
Bhagawan Bahubali Statue (Gommateshwara)

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