7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Goa
bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h
4
Munnar
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: Goa

few
hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica and then kick back and relax at Cherai Beach.

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Goa to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Goa in December: highs in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica ©
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Thekkady trip site .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
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 26th (Thu), stroll through Hawa Beach, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kovalam travel app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet, then admire the natural beauty at Green Field Spices and Herbal Garden, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): examine the collection at Tea Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Munnar trip maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Munnar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December in Munnar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
Echo Point ©
Echo Point

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