22 days in Kerala Itinerary

22 days in Kerala Itinerary

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22 days in Kerala Itinerary

Solapur
Fly:  13​h 45​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Guruvayur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Kozhikode
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
Kannur
— 3 nights
Drive:  12​h
Solapur

5
days
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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.
Head to The Art of India and Moon Stone Artsfor some retail therapy. Get a sense of the local culture at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Sree Mahadeva Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam Beach, & more) and Varkala (Varkala Beach, Parasailing & Paragliding, & more). The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse and look for gifts at Keralashopee.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) tour planner.

Solapur to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. In October in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Varkala, Kovalam
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

5
days
Kochi (Cochin)

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.
Bring the kids along to Cherai Beach and Chottanikkara Devi Temple. Get a sense of the local culture at Kashi Art Gallery and Jew Town. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi (Cochin): Athirapally Falls (in Athirappilly) and Athirappilly Waterfalls (in Thrissur). There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, wander the streets of Mattancherry, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, and look for gifts at Waltons Boutique.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Athirapally Falls, Athirappilly Waterfalls
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

1
day
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Velorvattom Mahadeva Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mararikulam Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mararikulam trip builder.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Mararikulam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Guruvayur.

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Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Velorvattom Mahadeva Temple ©
Velorvattom Mahadeva Temple

2
days
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Narayanamkulangara Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Guruvayur Temple, and then browse the different shops at Sobha City Mall. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Camp Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadakkunnathan Temple.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Guruvayur holiday planner.

Drive from Mararikulam to Guruvayur in 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Guruvayur can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kozhikode.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Thrissur
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple
Elephant Camp Sanctuary ©
Elephant Camp Sanctuary

4
days
Kozhikode

Kozhikode ©
Famous as the landing place of Vasco da Gama, the large industrial city of Kozhikode today acts as staging post for adventures around the state, while also boasting some particularly popular beaches.
Get some cultural insight at Kappad Beach and Matri Dei Cathedral. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at HiLite Mall and Focus Mall. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kozhikode Beach, kick back and relax at Payyoli Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Tusharagiri Falls, and indulge your taste buds at Delecta Bakery & Store.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kozhikode vacation trip planner.

Getting from Guruvayur to Kozhikode by car takes about 3 hours. October in Kozhikode sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Kozhikode

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Kappad Beach ©
Kappad Beach
Kozhikode Beach ©
Kozhikode Beach
Payyoli Beach
Payyoli Beach

4
days
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach and Ezhara Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Thottada Beach and Meenkunnu Beach. Step out of Kannur to go to Azhikode and see Chal Beach Park, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Payyambalam Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kottiyoor Mahadeva Temple, buy something for everyone on your list at Capitol Mall, and stroll through Baby Beach.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kannur vacation planner.

Getting from Kozhikode to Kannur by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kannur

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Chal Beach Park
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Payyambalam Beach
Payyambalam Beach

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