18 days in Kerala Itinerary

18 days in Kerala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kerala trip maker

©
Plan created by another user. Make it yours

Route & dates

1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
2
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
3
Kollam
— 2 nights
4
Varkala Town
— 1 night
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
6
Thekkady
— 2 nights
7
Munnar
— 3 nights

4
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Paradesi Synagogue as well as Edappally Church Complex. Explore Kochi (Cochin)'s surroundings by going to Athirappilly Water Falls (in Thrissur) and Cheraman Juma Masjid Mosque (in Kodungallur). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum.

Planning Kochi (Cochin) trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Ahmedabad to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Ahmedabad in June; daily highs in Kochi (Cochin) reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Athirappilly Water Falls, Cheraman Juma Masjid Mosque
Highlights from your plan
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Athirappilly Water Falls ©
Athirappilly Water Falls

2
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 17th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kidangamparambu Sree Bhuvaneswari Temple and then enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Alleppey Backwaters.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Alappuzha tour planner.

Traveling by train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kollam.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alleppey Backwaters ©
Alleppey Backwaters
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Kidangamparambu Sree Bhuvaneswari Temple ©
Kidangamparambu Sree Bhuvaneswari Temple

2
nights
Kollam

Kollam ©
The bustling old port city of Kollam has long stood as a center of international trade and mercantilism, and the center of town continues the tradition with its lively scenes of commerce.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Jatayu Earth's Center as well as Palaruvi Falls. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Achankovil Sree Dharmasastha Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Port Kollam Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Thirumullavaram Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Thangassery Light House, and finally kick back and relax at Kollam Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Palaruvi Falls and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kollam day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Kollam takes 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Kollam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Kollam

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Thangassery Light House ©
Thangassery Light House
Palaruvi Falls ©
Palaruvi Falls
Jatayu Earth's Center ©
Jatayu Earth's Center

1
night
Varkala Town

Varkala Town ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kappil Lake, Varkala Light House and Varkala Cliff. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): kick back and relax at Varkala Beach, get great views at Varkala Cliff, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Kappil Lake, contemplate the long history of Sivagiri, and then visit a coastal fixture at Varkala Light House.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Varkala Town travel planning app.

Traveling by car from Kollam to Varkala Town takes an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Varkala Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Varkala Town

Parks · Spas · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Spas
Sivagiri ©
Sivagiri

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.
Aazhimala Siva Temple has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Shanghumukham Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, then make a trip to Aazhimala Siva Temple, and finally step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) holiday planner.

You can take a train from Varkala Town to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Spas

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, then take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Spas
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Lakkam Waterfalls, Echo Point, Photo Point, and other attractions. Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. And it doesn't end there: see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Green Field Spices and Herbal Garden, and get great views at Munnar Hill Station.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Munnar day trip tool.

Getting from Thekkady to Munnar by car takes about 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Lakkam Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

Similar plans

31 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 20 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA January, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, extra fast, popular & hidden gems Preferences: January, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Extra fast 22 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA August, culture, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 5 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA September, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: September, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 20 days in Kerala, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Madhya Pradesh BY A USER FROM INDIA September, outdoors, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: September, outdoors, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 12 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA June, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, extra fast, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Extra fast 15 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA January, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: January, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 24 days in India BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 13 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 1 day in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA July, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: July, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 13 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA November, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights Preferences: November, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans