9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Fly
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Varkala Town
— 1 night
Drive
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive
5
Alappuzha
— 1 night
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Kochi (Cochin) — 3 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
Spend the 2nd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, wander the streets of Jew Town, admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) travel route planner.

Berlin, Germany to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Berlin to Kochi (Cochin), you'll lose 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Varkala Town.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): stop by Jewels Sky, kick back and relax at Varkala Beach, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Asparagus.

To find out how to plan a trip to Varkala Town, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Varkala Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Munnar.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and finally get into the urban bustle at Kalari Kshethra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Munnar day trip site.

You can drive from Varkala Town to Munnar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, 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.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Thekkady trip itinerary site.

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Alappuzha online journey planner.

Getting from Thekkady to Alappuzha by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon 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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