9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

San Francisco
Fly:  31​h
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  31​h
San Francisco

3
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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Kovalam Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Art of India and Keralashopee. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Hawa Beach (in Kovalam) and Varkala (Shalimar Weaves & Varkala Beach). There's much more to do: stop by Ramachandran Textiles, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Mahadeva Temple, and admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) tour planner.

San Francisco, USA to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 31-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from San Francisco to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum). Traveling from San Francisco in July, things will get a bit warmer in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): highs are around 86°F and lows about 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. For shopping fun, head to LuLu Mall or Idiom Book Sellers. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Kochi Books, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Basilica, view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, and buy something for everyone on your list at Bay Pride Mall.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

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