8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Taxi:  5​h 30​min
1
Munnar
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Kozhikode
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

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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.
To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Munnar route planner .

Mumbai to Munnar is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. September in Munnar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Rose Gardens ©
Rose Gardens

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Paradesi Synagogue and Salem Marthoma Church. Do your shopping at LuLu Mall and Anokhi. Change things up with a short trip to Marari Beach in Mararikulam (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: stop by Kochi Books, take a stroll through Jew Town, and browse for treasures at Indian Industries.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) vacation planning website .

Drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then stop by Keralashopee, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, steep yourself in history at Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kovalam travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Kozhikode.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

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nights
Kozhikode

Kozhikode ©
Famous as the landing place of Vasco da Gama, the large industrial city of Kozhikode today acts as staging post for adventures around the state, while also boasting some particularly popular beaches.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): kick back and relax at Kappad Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with S.M. Street, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Valayanad Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Ponmudi Hill Station, get some fabulous bargains at HiLite Mall, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Focus Mall.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Kozhikode tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Kovalam to Kozhikode with the Route module. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kozhikode

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ponmudi Hill Station
Highlights from your plan
HiLite Mall ©
HiLite Mall
Kappad Beach ©
Kappad Beach
Ponmudi Hill Station ©
Ponmudi Hill Station

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