7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3​h
2
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Jeddah

2
nights
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
On the 27th (Fri), enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Kovalam online itinerary planner .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Kovalam is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Jeddah to Kovalam due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): examine the collection at Tea Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Munnar travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kovalam to Munnar in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, and then look and learn at Green land spice garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, stop by Kerala Crafts, and then revel in the low prices at Tropical Chocolate Factory.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Thekkady tour planner .

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
On the 1st (Tue), browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, stop by Anokhi, then look for gifts at Waltons Boutique, and finally stop by Joe Ikareth. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Idiom Book Sellers, then look for gifts at Kochi Books, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and finally wander the streets of Jew Town.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

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