28 days in Kerala Itinerary

28 days in Kerala Itinerary

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28 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Munnar
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
4
Kalpetta
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Kannur
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Thrissur
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Kochi (Cochin)
— 7 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Toronto

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.
Attractions like Kovalam Beach and Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Lighthouse Beach (in Kovalam) and Varkala Beach (in Varkala). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Poovar Island, don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, see the interesting displays at Priyadarshini Planetarium, and explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) tour planning website .

Toronto, Canada to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in November: high temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Elephant Junction and Green land spice garden. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and have some family-friendly fun at Thekkady Rose Park.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady online day trip planner .

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

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
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: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, take in the dramatic scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Munnar trip planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In November in Munnar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lakkam Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls

3
nights
Kalpetta

Kalpetta ©
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Banasurasagar Dam and Pookot Lake. When in Kalpetta, make a side trip to see Wayanad Heritage Museum (Ambalavayal Heritage Museum) in Sultan Bathery, approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Edakkal Caves, take in the awesome beauty at Banasura Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thirunelli Temple, and admire the sheer force of Meenmutty Falls.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalpetta day trip app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Kalpetta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Wayanad Heritage Museum (Ambalavayal Heritage Museum), Banasurasagar Dam
Highlights from your plan
Banasurasagar Dam ©
Banasurasagar Dam
Edakkal Caves ©
Edakkal Caves
Chembra ©
Chembra

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach and Payyambalam Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kannur: Sargaalaya (in Kozhikode) and Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple (in Parassinikadavu). The adventure continues: stroll through Thottada Beach, kick back and relax at Ettikulam Beach, make a trip to Sri Rajarajeswara Temple, and visit a coastal fixture at Cannanore Lighthouse.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kannur trip planner .

You can drive from Kalpetta to Kannur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple, Sargaalaya, Azhikkal Beach
Highlights from your plan
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple ©
Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple

3
nights
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Guruvayur Temple and Vadakkunnathan Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Triprayar Sri Rama Temple (in Thriprayar) and Guruvayur (Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, Narayanamkulangara Temple, & more). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Athirappilly Water Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple, and have some family-friendly fun at Kauthuka Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Thrissur route tool .

You can drive from Kannur to Thrissur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Thrissur, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
Highlights from your plan
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Athirappilly Water Falls ©
Athirappilly Water Falls
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram

7
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Explore Kochi (Cochin)'s surroundings by going to Vaikom Mahadeva Temple (in Kottayam), Mararikulam Beach (in Mararikulam) and Alappuzha (Alappuzha Beach, Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, & more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the landmark architecture of Kerala Folklore Museum, kick back and relax at Fort Kochi Beach, and get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Getting from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Alappuzha, Mararikulam, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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