5 days in Kochi (Cochin) & Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) Itinerary

5 days in Kochi (Cochin) & Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) Itinerary

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5 days in Kochi (Cochin) & Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
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.
Step out of Kochi (Cochin) to go to Mararikulam and see Marari Beach, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, wander the streets of Jew Town, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

Before you visit Kochi (Cochin), use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Kochi (Cochin) is minus 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then stroll through Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then examine the collection at Napier Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) itinerary planner.

Fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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