17 days in Kerala Itinerary

17 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Fly
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Train
2
Thrissur
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Varkala Town
— 1 night
Train
6
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
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Kochi (Cochin) — 3 nights

A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Kochi (Cochin) is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, stop by Jew Town, explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) holiday planning app.

Stockholm, Sweden to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to India Standard Time is 4.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in July, with highs in Kochi (Cochin) at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can take a train to Thrissur.
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Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Spas
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Ilanjippara Waterfall and then stroll through Kauthuka Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Guruvayur Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Thrissur travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kochi (Cochin) to Thrissur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Thekkady.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Periyar Tiger Reserve, savor the flavors at Shiny Spices, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Thekkady trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Thrissur to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Munnar.
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Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Nature
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Munnar — 3 nights

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.
Munnar is known for sightseeing, parks, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Tea Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Munnar online road trip planner.

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Varkala Town.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping
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Varkala Town — 1 night

A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): stroll through Varkala Beach and then soothe aching muscles at Devvrat Yoga Sangha.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Varkala Town road trip website.

You can drive from Munnar to Varkala Town in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daytime highs in Varkala Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can take a train to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).
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Spas · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) — 4 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Oriental Arts Emporium, Kovalam Beach, &more). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and head off the coast to Poovar Island.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from Varkala Town to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Side Trip
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Kerala travel guide

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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.
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