7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Muscat
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Muscat

3
days
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Marari Beach and Wonderla Amusement Park. Take a break from Kochi (Cochin) with a short trip to St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal in Alappuzha, about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: stroll through Cherai Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and wander the streets of Jew Town.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) itinerary maker.

Muscat, Oman to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Muscat to Kochi (Cochin), you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Muscat in September, expect Kochi (Cochin) to be slightly colder, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Theme Parks Sightseeing Beaches

Side Trips

Marari Beach, St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal
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Wonderla Amusement Park
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kovalam Beach and Hawa Beach. Go for a jaunt from Kovalam to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to see Poovar Island about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Samudra Beach.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kovalam vacation builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. October in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Sightseeing

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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