11 days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Madurai & Coimbatore Itinerary

11 days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Madurai & Coimbatore Itinerary

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11 days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Madurai & Coimbatore Itinerary

San Francisco
Fly:  31​h
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Madurai
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Coimbatore
— 1 night
Fly:  32​h
San Francisco

5
days
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.
Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Varkala Beach (in Varkala) and Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, head off the coast to Poovar Island, meet the residents at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, and stroll through Shanghumukham Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) itinerary maker.

San Francisco, USA to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 13 hour difference. In July, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 86°F and lows of 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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Kovalam, Varkala Beach
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Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach

1
day
Madurai

One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
On the 7th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, look for gifts at Hajeemoosa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple, and finally indulge your taste buds at Prema Vilas.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Madurai tour planner.

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Madurai by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Madurai

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Sri Meenakshi Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
Hajeemoosa

2
days
Coimbatore

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): make a trip to Then -Tirupathi and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhyanalinga Temple. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Brookefields Mall, play a few rounds at The Coimbatore Golf Club, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marudamalai Temple.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Coimbatore tour planner.

Drive from Madurai to Coimbatore in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coimbatore

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Dhyanalinga Temple
Marudamalai Temple
Brookefields Mall

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