21 days in Mumbai & South India Itinerary

21 days in Mumbai & South India Itinerary

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21 days in Mumbai & South India Itinerary

Start: Prague
Fly:  13​h
1
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Hampi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Prague

3
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Explore hidden gems such as Mount Mary Basilica and Babulnath Temple. Head to Inorbit Mall Vashi and Viviana Mallfor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from Mumbai to Karnala to see Karnala Bird Sanctuary about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Charagh Din Shirts, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanheri Caves, browse the different shops at Oberoi Mall, and snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mumbai online day trip planner .

Prague, Czech Republic to Mumbai is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to India Standard Time (IST) is 4 hours. In November, Mumbai is warmer than Prague - with highs of 40°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Mumbai

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Karnala Bird Sanctuary, Inorbit Mall Vashi
Highlights from your plan
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link
Mount Mary Basilica ©
Mount Mary Basilica
Babulnath Temple ©
Babulnath Temple

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.
Get some cultural insight at Vizhinjam Lighthouse and Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Visit Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds and Ebenezer Marthoma Church for their historical value. Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Varkala Beach (in Varkala) and Kovalam Beach (in Kovalam). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, identify plant and animal life at Elephant Rehabilitation Centre, and stop by Sarwaa.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) tour itinerary maker .

Getting from Mumbai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. While traveling from Mumbai, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Varkala Beach, Kovalam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Abraham's Spice Garden, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Thekkady sightseeing site .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Edappally Church Complex and Vallarpadam Church. Get outdoors at Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Step out of Kochi (Cochin) with an excursion to Thattekad Bird Sanctuary in Thattekad--about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Antony's Shrine, buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, and view the masterpieces at Kerala Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Shiva Temple Ernakulam , Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary ©
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
Shiva Temple ©
Shiva Temple

1
night
Mysuru (Mysore)

Mysuru (Mysore) ©
A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Melkote Kalyani, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Srikanteshwara Temple Mysuru , and then step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas).

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) trip planner .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Mysuru (Mysore) in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in November, with highs in Mysuru (Mysore) at 30°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Srikanteshwara Temple Mysuru ©
Srikanteshwara Temple Mysuru
Melkote Kalyani ©
Melkote Kalyani

2
nights
Hampi

Hampi ©
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
On the 29th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, contemplate the long history of Purandaradasa Mantapa, steep yourself in history at Vitthala Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Balakrishna Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodanda Rama Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Malyavanta Raghunathaswamy Temple - Fatik Shilla. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganagitti Jain Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Daroji Bear Sanctuary, then take in the spiritual surroundings of ಪಟ್ಟಾಭಿರಾಮ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನ Pattabhirama Temple, then explore the ancient world of Group of Monuments at Hampi, and finally browse the exhibits of Akash Art Gallery & Bookshop.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hampi journey planner .

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Hampi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in November: highs in Hampi hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Lakshmi Narasimha Temple
Highlights from your plan
Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Lakshmi Narasimha Temple ©
Lakshmi Narasimha Temple

2
nights
Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Orion Mall, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Surayanarayana Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Basavanagudi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Infant Jesus Shrine.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Bengaluru trip builder .

Getting from Hampi to Bengaluru by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Bengaluru can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Sree Surya Narayana Swamy Temple ©
Infant Jesus Shrine ©
Infant Jesus Shrine
Skydiving

3
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, then admire the landmark architecture of Mount Mary Basilica, and then identify plant and animal life at Karnala Bird Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Red Carpet Wax Museum, then make a trip to Kanheri Caves, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sai Baba Temple, and finally browse the different shops at Inorbit Mall Vashi.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mumbai trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Bengaluru to Mumbai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Bengaluru in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Mumbai, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Karnala Bird Sanctuary, Sai Baba Temple, Inorbit Mall Vashi
Highlights from your plan
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link
Mount Mary Basilica ©
Mount Mary Basilica
Inorbit Mall Vashi ©
Inorbit Mall Vashi

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