11 days in Kerala Itinerary

11 days in Kerala Itinerary

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11 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Kannur
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Kasaragod
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
End: Jerusalem

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, then don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Shri Chitra Art Gallery.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip builder site .

Jerusalem, Israel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Jerusalem to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Jerusalem in October since evenings lows in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple ©
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple ©
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse

1
night
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 14th (Mon): look and learn at Green land spice garden, admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, relax in the rural setting at Spice Walk, then take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady day trip site .

Drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Spice Walk ©
Spice Walk

2
nights
Munnar

Munnar ©
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 15th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Anamudi Peak, take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Anayirankal Dam Reservoir, then get great views at Lockheart gap, and then admire the sheer force of Chinnakanel Water Falls.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Munnar attractions planner.

Getting from Thekkady to Munnar by car takes about 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Anayirankal Dam Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
Anamudi Peak ©
Anamudi Peak
Climbing Tours
Lockheart gap ©
Lockheart gap

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chottanikkara Devi Temple and Vallarpadam Church. When in Kochi (Cochin), make a side trip to see Vadakkunnathan Temple in Thrissur, approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church, view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, and admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Tours Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vadakkunnathan Temple, Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple

1
night
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Sri Rajarajeswara Temple, then steep yourself in history at Fort St. Angelos, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pallikkunnu Church, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Thottada Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kannur trip planning website .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Kannur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Kannur

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos
Sri Rajarajeswara Temple ©
Sri Rajarajeswara Temple

2
nights
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
On the 21st (Mon), stroll through Bekal Beach, then contemplate the long history of Bekal Fort, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kappil Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kasaragod road trip planning app .

Drive from Kannur to Kasaragod in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kasaragod are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bekal
Highlights from your plan
Bekal Beach ©
Bekal Beach
Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach
Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort

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