29 days in South India & Dubai Itinerary

29 days in South India & Dubai Itinerary

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Kochi (Cochin), India
— 4 nights
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
— 4 nights
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Thekkady, India
— 5 nights
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Munnar, India
— 2 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 12 nights
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Kochi (Cochin), India

— 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Marari Beach and Mattancherry Palace. Change things up with a short trip to Alappuzha Beach in Alappuzha (about 1h 40 min away). Spend the 13th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam , indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary maker website.

New York City, USA to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from New York City to Kochi (Cochin). Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in April, with highs in Kochi (Cochin) at 92°F and lows at 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can fly to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

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Find places to stay Apr 9 — 13:

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India

— 4 nights

Evergreen City of India

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kovalam Beach and Lighthouse Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Rock cut temple (in Vizhinjam) and Varkala Town (Shalimar Weaves, Varkala Beach, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Palkulangara Devi Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner.

Fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 17:

Thekkady, India

— 5 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Periyar Tiger Reserve and Elephant Junction. The adventure continues: enjoy some diversion at Thekkady Rose Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and relax in the rural setting at Spice Walk.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip planner.

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 22:

Munnar, India

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, get great views at Munnar Hill Station, and then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Munnar trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can fly to Dubai.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 24:

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 12 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Family-friendly places like Wild Wadi Waterpark and Burj Khalifa will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Dubai side-trips: Abu Dhabi (The Founder's Memorial, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, &more). There's still lots to do: cool off at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark, contemplate the waterfront views at Dubai Creek, get in on the family fun at Al Montazah Parks, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dubai trip planner.

You can fly from Munnar to Dubai in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Gulf Standard Time is minus 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Dubai are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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