31 days in Karnataka, Goa & Wayanad District Itinerary

31 days in Karnataka, Goa & Wayanad District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock India visit planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

31 days in Karnataka, Goa & Wayanad District Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Drive:  45 min
1
Devanhalli
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Mangalore
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Udupi
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Chikmagalur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Hampi
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
6
Dandeli
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Goa
— 6 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h
8
Madikeri
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Nagarhole National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Kalpetta
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
11
Bandipur
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
12
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
End: Bengaluru

1
day
Devanhalli

Devanhalli ©
Devanahalli, also called "Devandahalli", "Dyaavandalli", Devanadoddi and Devanapura, is a town and Town Municipal Council in Bangalore Rural district in the state of Karnataka in India. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): make a trip to Sadahalli Quarry Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Nakoda Avati 108 Jain Temple.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Devanhalli road trip planning tool .

Bengaluru to Devanhalli is an approximately 1-hour car ride. December in Devanhalli sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mangalore.

Things to do in Devanhalli

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sadahalli Quarry Temple
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Sadahalli Quarry Temple ©
Sadahalli Quarry Temple

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Bekal Fort and Malla Temple. Get a sense of the local culture at Ananthapura Lake Temple and Saint Sebastian Church, Bendur, Mangalore. Get out of town with these interesting Mangalore side-trips: Kasaragod (Elephent Fall Charladka, Kottancheri Hills, & more), Narahari Parvata (in Bantwal) and Kappil Beach (in Bekal). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Infant Jesus Shrine.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mangalore visit app .

Explore your travel options from Devanhalli to Mangalore with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Devanhalli in December; daily highs in Mangalore reach 38°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Udupi.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kasaragod, Kappil Beach, Narahari Parvata
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort
Madhur Temple ©
Madhur Temple
Ananthapura Lake Temple ©
Ananthapura Lake Temple

3
nights
Udupi

Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
Sri Krishna Temple and Guddattu Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at St. Mary's Island and Kapu Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Murdeshwar (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through End Point, pause for some serene contemplation at Stella Maris Church, kick back and relax at Malpe Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Durga Devi Temple.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Udupi sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Mangalore to Udupi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December in Udupi, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Udupi

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Manipal, Malpe Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, St. Mary's Island
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sri Krishna Temple ©
Sri Krishna Temple
St. Mary's Island ©
St. Mary's Island

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 24th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shantaleswara Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basadi Halli, then delve into the distant past at Chennakesava Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodandaramaswami Temple. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kedareswara Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hoysaleswara Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sharada Temple.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Chikmagalur trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Udupi to Chikmagalur in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Halebid, Chennakesava Temple, Kedareswara Temple
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Chennakesava Temple ©
Chennakesava Temple
Hoysaleswara Temple ©
Hoysaleswara Temple
Basadi Halli ©
Basadi Halli

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.
Do your shopping at Akash Art Gallery & Bookshop and Hampi Arts & Old Coins. Your inner history buff will appreciate Vitthala Temple and Monkey Temple. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Group of Monuments at Hampi, admire the landmark architecture of Elephant Stables, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Enclosure, and make a trip to Bhojana Shala.

Discover how to plan a Hampi trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Chikmagalur to Hampi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Hampi are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dandeli.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Royal Enclosure
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables

1
night
Dandeli

Dandeli ©
Dandeli is a town in Uttara Kannada (ಉತ್ತರ ಕನ್ನಡ) district of Karnataka (ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ), India, in the Western Ghats region.DescriptionA significant part of Dandeli's population consists of economic migrants from all over India, especially the north/south Indian states like Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Andhra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and many districts of the Karnataka state. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire the engineering at Supa Dam and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dandeli holiday website .

You can drive from Hampi to Dandeli in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Hampi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Dandeli, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Goa.

Things to do in Dandeli

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Supa Dam
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
Supa Dam ©
Supa Dam

6
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Relax by the water at Palolem Beach and Vagator Beach. Get some historical perspective at Basilica of Bom Jesus and Mahalaxmi Temple. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Agonda Beach, look for gifts at Literati Bookshop & Cafe, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount, and take in the exciting artwork at Cheshire Cat Jewellery Gallery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Goa tour builder app .

Traveling by car from Dandeli to Goa takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Dandeli in December, expect nights in Goa to be somewhat warmer, around 27°C, while days are little chillier, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Madikeri.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 4:
Highlights from your plan
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach

2
nights
Madikeri

Madikeri ©
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. On the 5th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Dubare Elephant Camp and then take in the dramatic scenery at Abbi Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Omkareshwara Temple, and then explore the striking landscape of Nagarhole National Park.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Madikeri trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Goa to Madikeri in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nagarhole National Park.

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Nagarhole National Park, Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple, Dubare Elephant Camp
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Nagarhole National Park ©
Nagarhole National Park
Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple ©
Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple
Omkareshwara Temple ©
Omkareshwara Temple

1
night
Nagarhole National Park

Nagarhole National Park ©
A trip to Nagarhole National Park opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rameshwara Temple and then admire the sheer force of Irpu Falls (Lakshmana Tirtha Falls).

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nagarhole National Park route planner.

Traveling by car from Madikeri to Nagarhole National Park takes 2.5 hours. January in Nagarhole National Park sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Nagarhole National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Irpu Falls (Lakshmana Tirtha Falls) ©

4
nights
Kalpetta

Kalpetta
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
Visit Panamaram Jain Temple and Assumption Forane Church for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Valmeekam Clay Art Gallery and Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Kalpetta side-trips: Thrissillery Shiva Temple (in Thirunelly), Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary (in Muthanga) and Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathi Temple (in Mananthavady). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and get engrossed in the history at Wayanad Tea Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalpetta vacation planning website .

Drive from Nagarhole National Park to Kalpetta in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Nagarhole National Park in January, expect Kalpetta to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bandipur.

Things to do in Kalpetta

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sulthan Bathery, Mananthavady, Thrissillery Shiva Temple, Wayanad Tea Museum, Panamaram Jain Temple
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Panamaram Jain Temple
Panamaram Jain Temple
Thrissillery Shiva Temple ©
Thrissillery Shiva Temple
Assumption Forane Church ©
Assumption Forane Church

1
night
Bandipur

Bandipur ©
Trade the urban jungle for thick foliage and lush greenery at Bandipur.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at BRT Wildlife Sanctuary and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bandipur trip planner.

Getting from Kalpetta to Bandipur by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bandipur

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve ©

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) and The Hobby Place. Shop till you drop at Adil & Azam and Ramsons House. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Namdroling Monastery, identify plant and animal life at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Sea Shell Museum, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mysuru (Mysore) travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Bandipur to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bandipur in January, with highs in Mysuru (Mysore) at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
Namdroling Monastery ©
Namdroling Monastery
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

Similar Plans

35 days in India BY A USER FROM FINLAND June, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 33 days in Hampi BY A USER FROM INDIA January, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 34 days in Goa BY A USER FROM INDIA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 35 days in Goa, Agra & Singapore BY A USER FROM INDIA November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 32 days in Goa BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 35 days in Mangalore BY A USER FROM INDIA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 34 days in India & Thailand BY A USER FROM ISRAEL November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 32 days in India BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 29 days in India & Perth BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 40 days in India BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 37 days in India BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
See more plans