15 days in South India Itinerary

15 days in South India Itinerary

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15 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Chikmagalur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Udupi
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Gokarna
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): stop by Keralashopee and then explore the galleries of Shri Chitra Art Gallery. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and then stroll through Kovalam Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary maker.

Melbourne, Australia to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to India Standard Time (IST) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in May, expect Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to be much warmer, temps between 37°C and 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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.
On the 2nd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, take a stroll through Jew Town, then browse the exhibits of Kashi Art Gallery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Kerala Folklore Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Mararikulam
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery

2
nights
Mysuru (Mysore)

Mysuru (Mysore) ©
A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Philomena Church, explore the world behind art at Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Himada Gopalswamy Temple, then steep yourself in history at Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas), and finally steep yourself in history at Srirangapatna.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chikamagalur.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Himada Gopalswamy Temple ©
Himada Gopalswamy Temple
Saint Philomena Church ©
Saint Philomena Church

1
night
Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur ©
Located at the foot of the highest mountain range in the state, the city of Chikamagalur features a number of natural and man-made attractions of rich variety.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Annapurneshwari Temple and then delve into the distant past at Chennakesava Temple.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Chikamagalur trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Chikamagalur by car takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Udupi.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chennakesava Temple, Hoysaleswara Temple
Highlights from your plan
Chennakesava Temple ©
Chennakesava Temple
Annapurneshwari Temple ©
Annapurneshwari Temple
Hoysaleswara Temple ©
Hoysaleswara Temple

3
nights
Udupi

Udupi ©
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kapu Beach and St. Mary's Island. Relax by the water at Maravanthe Beach and Panambur Beach. Go for a jaunt from Udupi to Malpe to see Malpe Beach about 38 minutes away. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Krishna Temple.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Udupi travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Chikamagalur to Udupi takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Gokarna.

Things to do in Udupi

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Malpe Beach, St. Mary's Island, Panambur Beach, Maravanthe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kapu Beach ©
Kapu Beach
Maravanthe Beach ©
Maravanthe Beach
Malpe Beach ©
Malpe Beach

2
nights
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Kudle Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahabaleswara Temple, and then stroll through Om Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Half Moon Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gokarna trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Udupi to Gokarna in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gokarna

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Om Beach ©
Om Beach

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