5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  25​h
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mattancherry Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, then admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and finally deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) tour planning tool .

Washington DC, USA to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 25-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time is 10 hours. In February, Kochi (Cochin) is much hotter than Washington DC - with highs of 91°F and lows of 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, then take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Munnar attractions planning website .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in February, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Munnar Hill Station ©
Munnar Hill Station

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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