8 days in South India Itinerary

8 days in South India Itinerary

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8 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  21​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Bengaluru
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Hyderabad
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Newark

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kochi (Cochin) side-trips: Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and Alappuzha Beach (in Alappuzha). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, wander the streets of Jew Town, and admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) itinerary maker app .

Newark, USA to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Newark to Kochi (Cochin), you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Newark in December: high temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 89°F and lows are around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Alappuzha Beach, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

1
night
Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
On the 19th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, then get a taste of the local shopping with UB City, then admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and finally stroll around Cubbon Park.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bengaluru online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Bengaluru takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, Bengaluru is little chillier than Kochi (Cochin) - with highs of 81°F and lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Cubbon Park ©
Cubbon Park

2
nights
Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): make a trip to Charminar, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Laad Bazaar, then contemplate the long history of Golconda Fort, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hyderabad travel route planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bengaluru to Hyderabad in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hyderabad can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir
Salar Jung Museum ©
Salar Jung Museum
Golconda Fort ©
Golconda Fort

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