7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

New York City
bus + Fly:  31​h
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— Few hours
Fly:  30​h
New York City

2
days
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.
On the 30th (Wed), stop by Keralashopee, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, and finally steep yourself in history at Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary maker.

New York City, USA to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 31-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from New York City to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum). In August, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Munnar sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. September in Munnar sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rose Gardens ©
Rose Gardens

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Basilica.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica ©
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

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