15 days in Kerala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kerala travel planner
©
Make it your trip
Drive
1
Palakkad
Drive
2
Thrissur
— 2 nights
Bus
3
Kannur
— 1 night
Fly
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive
6
Kottayam
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive

S M T W T F S
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18

Palakkad

Gateway of Kerala

A trip to Palakkad takes you to an area known for being fertile, rich in animals and plant life, and surrounded by a superlative landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Varikkasseri Mana, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalpathy Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Viswanatha Swamy Temple.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Palakkad trip planner.

Salem to Palakkad is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. July in Palakkad sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Thrissur.
more
Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:

Thrissur — 2 nights

One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourdes Metropolitan Cathedral and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kauthuka Park. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuttankulangara temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arattupuzha Sree Sastha Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Peruvanam Mahadeva Temple.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Thrissur road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Palakkad to Thrissur takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can take a bus to Kannur.
more
Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

Kannur — 1 night

Land of Looms and Lores

A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): make a trip to Annapoorneswary Temple, take some stellar pictures from Alakapuri Waterfalls, step off the mainland to explore Dharmadam Island, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kottiyoor Mahadeva Temple, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ettikulam Beach.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kannur trip itinerary site.

You can take a bus from Thrissur to Kannur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).
more
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) — 2 nights

Evergreen City of India

Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is known for sightseeing, nature, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, get to know the resident critters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) journey planner.

You can fly from Kannur to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Alappuzha.
more
Spas · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:

Alappuzha — 1 night

Venice of the East

Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): look for gifts at Pulickattil The Handicraft Shop, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kidangamparambu Sree Bhuvaneswari Temple, then don't miss a visit to Kuttikattu Sree Bhadra Kali Devi Temple, then step off the mainland to explore Kakkathuruthu Island, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple, Alleppey.

To see maps and tourist information, read Alappuzha trip maker site.

Drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kottayam.
more
Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:

Kottayam — 2 nights

Land of Letters, Lakes, Latex

The first Indian city to achieve a 100 percent literacy rate among its citizens, Kottayam has as much of a reputation for its educational standards as for its massive rubber industry.
On the 9th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Knanaya Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Dominic's Cathedral, and then admire the sheer force of Kattikkayam Waterfalls. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Marmala Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Chavara Pilgrim Centre, then make a trip to Kumaranalloor, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vallyachan mala, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kottayam trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Alappuzha to Kottayam in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Thekkady.
more
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Thekkady — 3 nights

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for parks, nature, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Periyar Tiger Reserve, stroll around Thekkady Rose Park, see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and stop by Green Land Spice Garden.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Thekkady trip maker site.

You can drive from Kottayam to Thekkady in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Munnar.
more
Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

Munnar — 2 nights

Southern Spice

Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, take in the dramatic scenery at Keezharkuthu Falls, then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Ottakathala Medu Mountain Range. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens and then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Munnar road trip planning site.

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In July in Munnar, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.
more
Parks · Nature · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Kerala travel guide

3.8
Beaches · Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites
God's Own Country
The south Indian state of Kerala stretches in a narrow sliver of land along the coast, rich in cultural heritage and natural attractions. A trip to Kerala takes you to a tropical paradise of sandy beaches and swathes of coconut groves. Considered one of the most literate states in India, Kerala is also a religiously diverse region, where Hindu temples stand next to Islamic mosques, and Christian churches rub shoulders with Jewish synagogues. Numerous wilderness areas dot this relatively small region, ensuring plenty of opportunities to spot rare birds, wild elephants, and the occasional tiger.
more