21 days in Kerala Itinerary

21 days in Kerala Itinerary

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21 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Kasaragod
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Kannur
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Kovalam
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
4
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Cherthala
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Guruvayur
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Paris

2
nights
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Bekal Fort and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anandashram. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): expand your understanding of the military at Bekal Fort, enjoy the sand and surf at Bekal Beach, and then stroll through Kappil Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kasaragod trip builder tool .

Paris, France to Kasaragod is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to India Standard Time (IST) is 4 hours. Traveling from Paris in February, expect Kasaragod to be much hotter, temps between 39°C and 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bekal, Anandashram
Highlights from your plan
Bekal Beach ©
Bekal Beach
Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach
Ananthapura Lake Temple ©
Ananthapura Lake Temple

2
nights
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 12th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Fort St. Angelos, kick back and relax at Thottada Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Madayipara and then kick back and relax at Payyambalam Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kannur itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Kasaragod to Kannur in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Payyambalam Beach ©
Payyambalam Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple and Vizhinjam Lighthouse. Change things up with these side-trips from Kovalam: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) (Poovar Island, Palkulangara Devi Temple, & more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Kovalam trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kannur to Kovalam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In February in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple ©
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple ©
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation and Abraham's Spice Garden. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and steep yourself in history at Shiny Tours & Travals.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady travel planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Cherthala.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

2
nights
Cherthala

Cherthala ©
On the 20th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Kerala Backwaters. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Forane Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, and then explore the activities along Vembanad Lake.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cherthala road trip app .

Drive from Thekkady to Cherthala in 4 hours. In February, daytime highs in Cherthala are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Cherthala

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kerala
Highlights from your plan
Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Vembanad Lake ©
Vembanad Lake
St. Mary's Forane Church ©
St. Mary's Forane Church

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.
On the 22nd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, admire the striking features of Guruvayur Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadakkunnathan Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, admire all the interesting features of Guruvayur Devaswom Institute of Mural Painting, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Camp Sanctuary.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Guruvayur itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Cherthala to Guruvayur in 3.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Guruvayur can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Thrissur
Highlights from your plan
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wonderla Amusement Park and Kashi Art Gallery. Take a break from Kochi (Cochin) with a short trip to Marari Beach in Mararikulam, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

To plan Kochi (Cochin) vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Guruvayur to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Highlights from your plan
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam

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