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: Bengaluru
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Step out of Kochi (Cochin) to go to Alappuzha and see Alappuzha Beach, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, stop by ViaKerala Shop, and gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) sightseeing planner.

Bengaluru to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Kochi (Cochin). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Alappuzha Beach, Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, stroll through Kovalam Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors 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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