14 days in Mumbai, Kerala & Goa Itinerary

14 days in Mumbai, Kerala & Goa Itinerary

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14 days in Mumbai, Kerala & Goa Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Mumbai
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
2
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Thrissur
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 15​min
6
Goa
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Manchester

1
day
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, then get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, then take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Mumbai road trip website .

Manchester, UK to Mumbai is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Manchester to Mumbai due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Manchester in December, with highs in Mumbai at 38°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors Historic Sites Scenic Drive
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Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Shree Siddhivinayak ©
Shree Siddhivinayak

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Napier Museum. Get in touch with nature at Kovalam Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Hawa Beach (in Kovalam) and Varkala (Janardhana Swami Temple & Varkala Beach). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarkara Devi Temple, enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, and steep yourself in history at Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip website .

You can fly from Mumbai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in December, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse 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 1st (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at INTERPRETATION CENTRE Periyar Tiger Reserve, steep yourself in history at Shiny Tours & Travals, get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, wander the streets of Jew Town, examine the collection at International Tourism Police Station and Police Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica, Ernakulam, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salem Marthoma Church. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Antony's Shrine, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Marys Jacobite Syrian Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu, and finally steep yourself in history at Edappally Church Complex.

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You can drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
St. Antony's Shrine ©
St. Antony's Shrine
St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu ©
St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, admire the striking features of Guruvayur Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Narayanamkulangara Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkitachalapathy Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurumbakavu Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parakkottu Kavu Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shatrughna Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at Palayur Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chowallurpady Siva Temple.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Thrissur trip planner .

You can take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Thrissur in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. January in Thrissur sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Guruvayur
Highlights from your plan
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Parthasarathy Temple ©
Parthasarathy Temple
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple

2
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Escape the urban bustle at Baga Beach and Calangute Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica of Bom Jesus and Reis Magos Fort. There's more to do: take a stroll through Old Goa and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shanta Durga Temple.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Goa sightseeing planner .

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. Traveling from Thrissur in January, you will find days in Goa are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Calangute Beach ©
Calangute Beach
Old Goa ©
Old Goa

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