16 days in Kerala & Goa Itinerary

16 days in Kerala & Goa Itinerary

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16 days in Kerala & Goa Itinerary

Start: Surat
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
5
Goa
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Surat

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) side-trips: Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach) and Varkala Town (Varkala Beach & Spas). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and stop by Keralashopee.

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Surat to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, shop like a local with Abraham's Spice Garden, have some family-friendly fun at Thekkady Rose Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Thekkady online trip itinerary planner .

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

3
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.
Munnar is known for parks, nature, museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, take in the awesome beauty at Ottakathala Medu Mountain Range, and explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Munnar visit planner .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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.
When in Kochi (Cochin), make a side trip to see Marari Beach in Mararikulam, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, and admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) planner .

Getting from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 4 hours. In February, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

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.
Goa is known for beaches, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Agonda Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Animal Shelter Agonda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Bom Jesus, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Palolem Beach.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Goa day trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Kochi (Cochin) to Goa takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in February: highs in Goa hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Calangute Beach ©
Calangute Beach

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