28 days in South India Itinerary

28 days in South India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South India visit planner

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Hyderabad
— 3 nights
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
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Munnar
— 3 nights
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Thekkady
— 4 nights
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Tiruchirappalli
— 5 nights
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Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
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Bengaluru
— 3 nights
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Hyderabad

— 3 nights

City of Pearls

Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Pack the 22nd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Ramoji Film City. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Salar Jung Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Charminar, admire the landmark architecture of Chowmahalla Palace, and step into the grandiose world of Golconda Fort.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hyderabad trip itinerary builder website.

San Francisco, USA to Hyderabad is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Hyderabad is 13.5 hours. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from San Francisco in November: highs in Hyderabad hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to fly to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 22:

Mysuru (Mysore)

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Karnataka

A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
On the 23rd (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple and then admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of The Hobby Place, then get to know the resident critters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then explore the historical opulence of Mysuru Palace.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mysuru (Mysore) vacation builder site.

You can fly from Hyderabad to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hyderabad in November: highs in Mysuru (Mysore) hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:

Munnar

— 3 nights

Southern Spice

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.
Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, get great views at Munnar Hill Station, examine the collection at Tea Museum, and admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Munnar trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Munnar by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in November: high temperatures in Munnar hover around 90°F and lows are around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 27:

Thekkady

— 4 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for parks, nature, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Periyar Tiger Reserve, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, stop by Green Land Spice Garden, and relax in the rural setting at Spice Cloud.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady tour itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 1:

Tiruchirappalli

— 5 nights

Rockfort City

Located in the center of the state, the ancient city of Tiruchirappalli--or Trichy/Tiruchi as it is more commonly known--remains rich in Tamil culture.
Get out of town with these interesting Tiruchirappalli side-trips: Thanjavur (Ramaswamy Temple & Brihadeeswara Temple). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, make a trip to Erunbeeswarer Temple, get outside with Grand Anaicut - Kallanai, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tiruchirappalli online route maker.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Tiruchirappalli takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. December in Tiruchirappalli sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 6:

Mahabalipuram

— 2 nights
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE. The structures showcase the decoration and form of early Dravidian architecture, and their distinctive designs, striking coloration, and scale still create an evocative atmosphere when studied closely and when seen as a whole.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shore Temple and then Head underground at Mahishasuramardini Cave.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mahabalipuram day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Tiruchirappalli to Mahabalipuram takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. December in Mahabalipuram sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:

Kochi (Cochin)

— 4 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
Step out of Kochi (Cochin) with an excursion to Marari Beach in Mararikulam--about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and wander the streets of Jew Town.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) road trip site.

Getting from Mahabalipuram to Kochi (Cochin) by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in December, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to fly to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 12:

Bengaluru

— 3 nights

Silicon Valley of India

Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
On the 13th (Mon), shop like a local with UB City and then walk around Cubbon Park. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Bangalore Palace, then get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Bengaluru takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in December; daily highs in Bengaluru reach 81°F and lows reach 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 15: