5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Fly to Trivandrum International Airport, Drive to Kovalam
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Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive
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Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive
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Mararikulam
Drive
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Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Fly

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Kovalam — 1 night

Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach and then stroll through Kovalam Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kovalam trip maker tool.

Stockholm, Sweden to Kovalam is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Stockholm to Kovalam. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in September, with highs in Kovalam at 35°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Alappuzha.
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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.
To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kovalam to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 7th (Wed), you're off to Mararikulam.
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Mararikulam

If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
You've now added Marari Beach to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mararikulam travel route tool.

Mararikulam is very close to Alappuzha. September in Mararikulam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Thekkady.
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Thekkady — 1 night

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Periyar Tiger Reserve has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady travel route planner.

You can drive from Mararikulam to Thekkady in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) — 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online trip maker.

Getting from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading 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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