8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  25​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Atlanta

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach) and Varkala (Varkala Beach & Asparagus). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, head off the coast to Poovar Island, and don't miss a visit to Holy Land.

To see photos and tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner .

Atlanta, USA to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is 10 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Atlanta in November: high temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) hover around 87°F and lows are around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town, Holy Land
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Jew Town, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherai Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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