9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Kannur
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Stockholm

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple and Priyadarshini Planetarium. Step off the beaten path and head to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple and Spas & Wellness. Go for a jaunt from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Varkala to see Janardhana Swami Temple about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Mahadeva Temple, and see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip tool .

Stockholm, Sweden to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. In December, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is much hotter than Stockholm - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trip

Varkala Town
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Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple ©
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple ©
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): make a trip to Kadamattom Chruch, then find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam , and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chottanikkara Devi Temple.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) tour itinerary site .

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam

1
night
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): make a trip to Annapoorneswary Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Thottada Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Fort St. Angelos.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kannur trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Kannur in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kannur

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos
Annapoorneswary Temple ©
Annapoorneswary Temple

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, get into the urban bustle at Kalari Kshethra, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Anamudi Peak.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Kannur to Munnar in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Climbing Tours
Kalari Kshethra ©
Kalari Kshethra
Anamudi Peak ©
Anamudi Peak

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