5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Goa
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Goa

3
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.
Step out of Kochi (Cochin) with an excursion to Marari Beach in Mararikulam--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and take a stroll through Jew Town.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) itinerary planner.

Goa to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

2
days
Kovalam

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then look for gifts at Keralashopee. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kovalam holiday planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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