16 days in Kerala Itinerary

16 days in Kerala Itinerary

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16 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Salem
Drive:  5​h
1
Thrissur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Kannur
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Kozhikode
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Kottayam
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
End: Salem

1
night
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
On the 15th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadakkunnathan Temple. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Narayanamkulangara Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guruvayur Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Venkitachalapathy Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Triprayar Sri Rama Temple.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Thrissur trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Salem to Thrissur is an approximately 5-hour car ride. In September in Thrissur, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple ©
Triprayar Sri Rama 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.
On the 17th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Peralassery Sri Subramanya Temple, then steep yourself in history at Fort St. Angelos, and finally steep yourself in history at Mridanga Saileswari Temple.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kannur trip website .

You can drive from Thrissur to Kannur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Kozhikode.

Things to do in Kannur

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mridanga Saileswari Temple ©
Mridanga Saileswari Temple
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos

2
nights
Kozhikode

Kozhikode ©
Famous as the landing place of Vasco da Gama, the large industrial city of Kozhikode today acts as staging post for adventures around the state, while also boasting some particularly popular beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): kick back and relax at Kappad Beach, learn more about the world around you at Deepanjali lamp museum, and then wander the streets of S.M. Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Bolmay Cocoa, then get some fabulous bargains at HiLite Mall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Valayanad Devi Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tali Temple.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kozhikode trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Kannur to Kozhikode in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kozhikode

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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HiLite Mall ©
HiLite Mall
Kappad Beach ©
Kappad Beach
Deepanjali lamp museum ©
Deepanjali lamp museum

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.
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Neeramankara Shiva Temple will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Kovalam Beach and Varkala Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Moon Stone Arts (in Varkala) and Lighthouse Beach (in Kovalam). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Palkulangara Devi Temple, admire the masterpieces at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, and shop like a local with Mahatma Gandhi Road.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip app .

Explore your travel options from Kozhikode to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala 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.
Let the collections at Kashi Art Gallery and Kerala Museum capture your imagination. For shopping fun, head to LuLu Mall or ViaKerala Shop. Explore Kochi (Cochin)'s surroundings by going to Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and Cherthala (St. Mary's Forane Church & St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, take in the exciting artwork at Durbar Hall Art Gallery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Antony's Shrine.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

You can fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kottayam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Cherthala, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

2
nights
Kottayam

Kottayam ©
The first Indian city to achieve a 100 percent literacy rate among its citizens, Kottayam has as much of a reputation for its educational standards as for its massive rubber industry.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Mozart Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Kottayam Cheriapally, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Orthodox Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Clay Art Cafe. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Kumarakom Craft Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Orthodox Syrian Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Paliakkara Church.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kottayam online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Kottayam by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kottayam

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Thiruvalla, St. George Orthodox Church, Kumarakom Craft Museum, St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
St. George Orthodox Church ©
St. George Orthodox Church
St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral ©
Paliakkara Church ©
Paliakkara Church

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Get some cultural insight at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum and Mangala Devi Temple. Get some historical perspective at Mangladevi Temple and Shiny Tours & Travals. There's much more to do: stop by Kerala Crafts, examine the collection at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kottayam to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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