5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Kochi (Cochin)
— Few hours
2
Varkala Town
— 2 nights
3
Kovalam
— 1 night
4
Thekkady
— 1 night

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Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
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.
On the 1st (Tue), buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeevamatha Church, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) planning website.

Tiruchirappalli to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Tiruchirappalli in September, plan for slightly colder days in Kochi (Cochin), with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping · Spas · Historic Sites
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Spas
Jeevamatha Church ©
Jeevamatha Church

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Varkala Town

Varkala Town ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Sivagiri, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then kick back and relax at Varkala Beach, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Asparagus.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Varkala Town trip tool.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Varkala Town by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Varkala Town can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Spas
Sivagiri ©
Sivagiri

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Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kovalam online vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Varkala Town to Kovalam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Spas · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Spas
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, and finally admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady trip planner.

Drive from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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