37 days in Kerala Itinerary

37 days in Kerala Itinerary

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37 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Kannur
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Kozhikode
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Kalpetta
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Thekkady
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Munnar
— 4 nights
taxi + train:  2​h 30​min
7
Thrissur
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
8
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

5
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 enjoy Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach and Sri Rajarajeswara Temple. When in Kannur, make a side trip to see Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple in Parassinikadavu, approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Thottada Beach, enjoy the sea views from Cannanore Lighthouse, stroll through KIzhunna Beach, and walk around Chal Beach Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Kannur visit website .

Mumbai to Kannur is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kozhikode.

Things to do in Kannur

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Azhikode, Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple ©
Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach

4
nights
Kozhikode

Kozhikode ©
Famous as the landing place of Vasco da Gama, the large industrial city of Kozhikode today acts as staging post for adventures around the state, while also boasting some particularly popular beaches.
Attractions like Kozhikode Beach and Kappad Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Kozhikode to Malappuram to see Padinharekara Beach about 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Sargaalaya, enjoy the sand and surf at Payyoli Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valayanad Devi Temple, and get in on the family fun at Lion's Park.

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Drive from Kannur to Kozhikode in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kozhikode can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Kozhikode

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Padinharekara Beach
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Payyoli Beach ©
Payyoli Beach
Kozhikode Beach ©
Kozhikode Beach
Kappad Beach ©
Kappad Beach

4
nights
Kalpetta

Kalpetta ©
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
Bring the kids along to Banasura Sagar Dam and Pookot Lake. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kalpetta: Sultan Bathery (Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple & Wayanad Heritage Museum (Ambalavayal Heritage Museum)), Banasura Spices Garden (in Padinjarathara) and E3 Theme Parks (in Vellamunda). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thirunelli Temple, explore the activities along Karalad Lake, see human ingenuity at work at Karapuzha Dam, and take in the awesome beauty at Banasura Hill.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalpetta trip planner.

You can drive from Kozhikode to Kalpetta in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kalpetta are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sulthan Bathery, Karalad Lake, Banasurasagar Dam, E3 Theme Parks, Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathi Temple
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Banasurasagar Dam ©
Banasurasagar Dam
E3 Theme Parks ©
E3 Theme Parks
Thirunelli Temple ©
Thirunelli Temple

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Kovalam Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) side-trips: Lighthouse Beach (in Kovalam) and Varkala (Varkala Beach & Varkala Aquarium). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Poovar Island, get in on the family fun at Magic Planet Theme Park, get curious at Kerala Science and Technology Museum, and see the interesting displays at Priyadarshini Planetarium.

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Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kalpetta to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

5
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Elephant Junction and Vagamon Pine Forest. Go for a jaunt from Thekkady to Idukki to see Cheruthoni Dam about 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, look and learn at Green land spice garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple, and see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady sightseeing planning website .

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 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cheruthoni Dam, Vagamon Pine Forest
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Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden ©
Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden

4
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.
Attractions like Chinnakanel Water Falls and Anayirankal Dam Reservoir make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, stop by Tata Tea Outlet, and see the interesting displays at Tea Museum.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Munnar itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. In December in Munnar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Thrissur.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Anayirankal Dam Reservoir
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir ©
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir

5
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 Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thrissur: Guruvayur (Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), Parthasarathy Temple, & more), Triprayar Sri Rama Temple (in Thriprayar) and Vadanapilly Beach (in Kodungallur). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadakkunnathan Temple, admire the sheer force of Vazhachal Waterfalls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Snehatheeram Beach, and explore the engaging exhibits at Thrissur Zoo & Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Thrissur trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Munnar to Thrissur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Thrissur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple, Vadanapilly Beach
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Kauthuka Park ©
Kauthuka Park
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Marari Beach and Mararikulam Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kochi (Cochin): St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal (in Alappuzha) and Vaikom Mahadeva Temple (in Kottayam). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Poornathrayesa Temple, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and stroll through Njarackal Arattuvazhi Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip maker tool .

Traveling by train from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park

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