23 days in Goa & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

23 days in Goa & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

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23 days in Goa & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + bus:  20​h 15​min
1
Goa
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 12 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Melbourne

8
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Goa is known for beaches, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Palolem Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Varca Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Bom Jesus, and take a stroll through Old Goa.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Goa holiday app .

Melbourne, Australia to Goa is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Melbourne to Goa. In July, Goa is much hotter than Melbourne - with highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Basilica of Bom Jesus ©
Basilica of Bom Jesus

12
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kochi (Cochin) side-trips: Kodungallur (Marthoma Pontifical Shrine - Cradle of Christianity India, Cheraman Juma Masjid Mosque, & more), Thrissur (Thiruvanchikulam Mahadeva Temple & Athirappilly Waterfalls) and Vaikom Mahadeva Temple (in Kottayam). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate the long history of Edappally Church Complex, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and browse the different shops at LuLu Mall.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) attractions planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Goa to Kochi (Cochin) in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kodungallur, Thrissur, Shiva Temple Ernakulam , St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, Malayattoor Church
Highlights from your plan
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

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