10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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10 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  2​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Kollam
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Pothamedu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
End: Mumbai


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nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Happyland Water Theme & Amusement Park, Poovar Island, Shanghumukham Beach, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get in on the family fun at Happyland Water Theme & Amusement Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then head off the coast to Poovar Island, and then stroll through Shanghumukham Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) route planning site .

Mumbai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Poovar Island ©
Poovar Island

1
night
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 3rd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach, then stroll through Lighthouse Beach, and then explore the activities along Vellayani Lake.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kovalam travel planner .

Kovalam is just a stone's throw from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum). In June, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Kollam.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Vellayani Lake ©
Vellayani Lake
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

1
night
Kollam

Kollam ©
The bustling old port city of Kollam has long stood as a center of international trade and mercantilism, and the center of town continues the tradition with its lively scenes of commerce.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kollam Beach as well as Munroe Island. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): head off the coast to Munroe Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Port Kollam Church, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kollam Beach.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kollam trip planner.

Drive from Kovalam to Kollam in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kollam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kollam

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Kollam Beach ©
Kollam Beach
Port Kollam Church ©
Port Kollam Church

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Abraham's Spice Garden as well as Periyar Tiger Reserve. On the 5th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve and then admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady driving holiday planning site .

Drive from Kollam to Thekkady in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pothamedu.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden

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nights
Pothamedu

Pothamedu ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Munnar Holidays, Tea Gardens and Munnar Trekking Adventure. On the 6th (Thu), see the sights as you ascend with Munnar Trekking Adventure and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. On your second day here, see Munnar Holidays.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Pothamedu trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Thekkady to Pothamedu in 3.5 hours. In June in Pothamedu, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Pothamedu

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Munnar
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Munnar Trekking Adventure ©
Munnar Trekking Adventure
Munnar Holidays ©
Munnar Holidays

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nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes LuLu Mall, Church of Saint Francis, Spas, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam , then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then get a taste of local nightlife at Clubb 18, and finally walk around Marine Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis and then browse the different shops at LuLu Mall.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) attractions planner .

You can drive from Pothamedu to Kochi (Cochin) in 4 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Shopping Nightlife

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Highlights from your plan
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Church of Saint Francis ©
Church of Saint Francis
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall

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