11 days in Kerala & Goa Itinerary

11 days in Kerala & Goa Itinerary

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11 days in Kerala & Goa Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Thrissur
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 15​min
4
Goa
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: London

2
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Kovalam Beach and Varkala Beach. Get some cultural insight at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Sarkara Devi Temple. Change things up with a short trip to Lighthouse Beach in Kovalam (about 40 minutes away). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, contemplate the long history of Beemapally Mosque, and explore the world behind art at Shri Chitra Art Gallery.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner.

London, UK to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally contemplate the long history of Shiny Tours & Travals.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Thrissur.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
On the 14th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chowallurpady Siva Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkitachalapathy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guruvayur Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadakkunnathan Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurumbakavu Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shatrughna Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triprayar Sri Rama Temple.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Thrissur trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Thekkady to Thrissur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
Highlights from your plan
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple ©
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple

3
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Relax by the water at Palolem Beach and Varca Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica of Bom Jesus and Sri Damodar Temple. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old Goa and get in on the excitement at Milsim Goa Paintball.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Goa trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Thrissur to Goa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In July in Goa, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Varca Beach ©
Varca Beach
Old Goa ©
Old Goa

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