11 days in South India & Washington DC Itinerary

11 days in South India & Washington DC Itinerary

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11 days in South India & Washington DC Itinerary

New York City, United States
Fly:  30​h
Kochi (Cochin), India
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
— 3 nights
Fly:  33​h
Washington DC, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
New York City, United States

3
days
Kochi (Cochin), India

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kochi (Cochin): Azhikode Munakkal Beach (in Kodungallur) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church, find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

New York City, USA to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Azhikode Munakkal Beach, Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
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Chinese Fishing Nets

2
days
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds, then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Greenfield Stadium (Trivandrum International Stadium), then make a trip to Pazhaya Sreekanteswaram Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) holiday planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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Kovalam Beach
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

3
days
Washington DC, United States

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, ponder the world of politics at The White House, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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Explore your travel options from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Washington DC with the Route module. Traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Washington DC, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in August, plan for little chillier nights in Washington DC, with lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
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National Gallery of Art
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Washington Monument

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