18 days in Kerala Itinerary

18 days in Kerala Itinerary

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18 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Drive + Fly:  28​h
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Guruvayur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Thekkady
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Kovalam
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: Nashville

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.
Explore Kochi (Cochin)'s surroundings by going to Vaikom Mahadeva Temple (in Kottayam), Athirappilly Waterfalls (in Thrissur) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, browse the exhibits of Kerala Folklore Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, and admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) vacation planner.

Nashville, USA to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 11 hours traveling from Nashville to Kochi (Cochin) due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nashville in October, expect nights in Kochi (Cochin) to be much warmer, around 75°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 88°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Athirappilly Water Falls
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

2
nights
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadakkunnathan Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurumbakavu Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shatrughna Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Peruvanam Mahadeva Temple. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, admire the landmark architecture of Guruvayur Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkitachalapathy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Triprayar Sri Rama Temple.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Guruvayur driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Guruvayur takes 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Guruvayur can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thrissur, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
Highlights from your plan
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram

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, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, get great views at Munnar Hill Station, and examine the collection at Tea Museum.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Munnar itinerary maker .

You can drive from Guruvayur to Munnar in 5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

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: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Thekkady trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

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
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Explore Kovalam's surroundings by going to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) (Poovar Island, Palkulangara Devi Temple, & more) and Holy Land (in Chalakudy). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, stroll through Lighthouse Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kovalam trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Holy Land
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Spas

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