5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  19​h 45​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 30​min
Sydney

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then stop by Kochi Books, then take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, and finally browse the different shops at LuLu Mall.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Kochi (Cochin), you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Kochi (Cochin): highs are around 38°C and lows about 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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LuLu Mall
Paradesi Synagogue
Kochi Books

2
days
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.
On the 31st (Sun), kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, stroll through Kovalam Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Samudra Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Hawa Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kovalam trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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