6 days in Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Kerala Itinerary

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6 days in Kerala Itinerary

Newark
Fly:  22​h 30​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
Newark

2
days
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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.
On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, and finally make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary builder.

Newark, USA to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Newark to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in January, things will get much warmer in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): highs are around 87°F and lows about 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Kovalam Beach
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Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple

1
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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 (Tue): admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then stop by Kochi Books, and finally admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Basilica.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 73°F. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets
Mattancherry Palace

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