8 days in Karnataka Itinerary

8 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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8 days in Karnataka Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + Drive:  29​h
1
Manipal
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Hampi
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Bengaluru
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Seattle

1
day
Manipal

Manipal ©
Manipal is a suburb within the city of Udupi in Karnataka, India and is administered by the Udupi City Municipality. On the 4th (Sat), examine the collection at Smrithi Bhavan, see the interesting displays at Museum of Anatomy & Pathology, then admire the striking features of Venugopal Temple, then get engrossed in the history at Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village, and finally take some stellar pictures from End Point.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Manipal road trip planning site .

Seattle, USA to Manipal is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from Seattle to Manipal due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in January, expect Manipal to be much hotter, temps between 92°F and 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Hampi.

Things to do in Manipal

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village ©
Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village
Museum of Anatomy & Pathology ©
Museum of Anatomy & Pathology
Smrithi Bhavan ©
Smrithi Bhavan

1
day
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 5th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Group of Monuments at Hampi, admire the striking features of Elephant Stables, admire the masterpieces at Archaeological Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vitthala Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Enclosure, and finally make a trip to Dasara Dibba.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hampi online route planner .

Drive from Manipal to Hampi in 8.5 hours. When traveling from Manipal in January, plan for slightly colder days in Hampi, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Royal Enclosure
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Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, examine the collection at Sea Shell Museum, admire the masterpieces at Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), and finally browse the exhibits of The Hobby Place.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Mysuru (Mysore) tour planning tool .

Traveling by car from Hampi to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or take a train. Traveling from Hampi in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 62°F in Mysuru (Mysore). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple
Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum ©
Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum

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.
On the 7th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, then walk around Cubbon Park, then admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with UB City. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, admire the masterpieces at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, and then examine the collection at M Visweswaraya Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru planner .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Bengaluru can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

M Visweswaraya Museum
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore

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