9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  26​h
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
2
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Portland

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kochi (Cochin): St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala), Alappuzha Beach (in Alappuzha) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). There's much more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) day trip planning website .

Portland, USA to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 13 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Portland in November: high temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 89°F and lows are around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Alappuzha Beach, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, Marari Beach
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, stroll through Kovalam Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, and then don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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