20 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Fly to Kochi, Bus to Alappuzha
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Alappuzha
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Drive
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Munnar
— 4 nights
Drive
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Thekkady
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kovalam
— 3 nights
Drive to Trivandrum International Airport, Fly to Sydney

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Alappuzha — 4 nights

Venice of the East

You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kerala Backwaters and Alappuzha Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Marari Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, admire the masterpieces at Revi Karunakaran Museum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Saras Exotic Birds Center.

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Sydney, Australia to Alappuzha is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Alappuzha due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in Alappuzha hover around 39°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).
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Kochi (Cochin) — 4 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

Kids will appreciate attractions like Chinese Fishing Nets and Jew Town. Spend the 8th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, and view the masterpieces at Durbar Hall Art Gallery.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

You can drive from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Munnar.
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Munnar — 4 nights

Southern Spice

Kids will appreciate attractions like Tea Gardens and Mattupetty Dam. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, and get great views at Munnar Hill Station.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Munnar holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in April, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.
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Thekkady — 4 nights

Family-friendly places like Periyar Tiger Reserve and Abraham's Spice Garden will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Periyar Lake, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Junction, and admire the natural beauty at Green Park Spices Thekkady.

For where to stay and more tourist information, read Thekkady trip planning tool.

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kovalam.
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Kovalam — 3 nights

Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): kick back and relax at Samudra Beach, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kovalam road trip planning website.

Drive from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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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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