15 days in Kerala Itinerary

15 days in Kerala Itinerary

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15 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Kannur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Dubai

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Lighthouse Beach and Samudra Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kovalam Beach and Varkala Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) side-trips: Hawa Beach (in Kovalam) and Varkala (Moon Stone Arts & Asparagus). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, browse the different shops at Saphalyam Shopping Complex, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Mahadeva Temple.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online vacation planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Dubai in December; daily highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Escape the urban bustle at Periyar Tiger Reserve and Elephant Junction. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Abraham's Spice Garden, identify plant and animal life at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady vacation builder tool .

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 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take a stroll around Kalari Kshethra, stop by Tata Tea Outlet, then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Munnar road trip app .

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Shopping
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls

2
nights
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.
Visiting Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach and Payyambalam Beach will get you outdoors. Kids will enjoy Thottada Beach and Azhikkal Beach. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Ezhara Beach, walk around Chal Beach Park, browse the different shops at G Mall, and enjoy the sand and surf at KIzhunna Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kannur day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Kannur takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Azhikode
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Payyambalam Beach ©
Payyambalam Beach

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at LuLu Mall and Kochi Books. Bring the kids along to Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Step out of Kochi (Cochin) with an excursion to Mararikulam Beach in Mararikulam--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Indian Industries, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

Getting from Kannur to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. December in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Mararikulam
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

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