10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kerala trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive
5
Varkala Town
— 1 night
Drive to Trivandrum International Airport, Fly to Vijayawada Airport

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Kochi (Cochin)

— 3 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Marari Beach and Alappuzha Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Paradesi Synagogue and Jeevamatha Church. When in Kochi (Cochin), make a side trip to see Kidangamparambu Sree Bhuvaneswari Temple in Alappuzha, approximately Alappuzha away. Spend the 3rd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, take a stroll through Jew Town, look for gifts at Joe Ikareth, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planner.

Vijayawada to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In November in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Munnar

— 2 nights

Southern Spice

Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): examine the collection at Tea Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Munnar vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Munnar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Museums

Thekkady

— 2 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady tour itinerary builder site.

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Kovalam

— 1 night
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
On the 11th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Neeramankara Shiva Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kovalam road trip tool.

You can drive from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In November in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Varkala Town

— 1 night
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
On the 12th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach, then look for gifts at Jewels Sky, and then stroll through Kappil Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Varkala Town trip planning app.

You can drive from Kovalam to Varkala Town in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Varkala Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your trip

Kerala travel guide

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Beaches · Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites
God's Own Country
The south Indian state of Kerala stretches in a narrow sliver of land along the coast, rich in cultural heritage and natural attractions. A trip to Kerala takes you to a tropical paradise of sandy beaches and swathes of coconut groves. Considered one of the most literate states in India, Kerala is also a religiously diverse region, where Hindu temples stand next to Islamic mosques, and Christian churches rub shoulders with Jewish synagogues. Numerous wilderness areas dot this relatively small region, ensuring plenty of opportunities to spot rare birds, wild elephants, and the occasional tiger.