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
Drive
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Thekkady, India
— 5 nights
Drive
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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

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 Shiva Temple Ernakulam . 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. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeevamatha Church, and make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planning tool.

New York City, USA to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from New York City to Kochi (Cochin) due to the time zone difference. In April, Kochi (Cochin) is much warmer than New York City - with highs of 92°F and lows of 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India — 4 nights

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 Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Varkala Town (Shalimar Weaves, Varkala Beach, &more), Lighthouse Beach (in Kovalam) and Rock cut temple (in Vizhinjam). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, don't miss a visit to Holy Land, take in the spiritual surroundings of Palkulangara Devi Temple, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Thekkady.
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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 Spice Cloud. The adventure continues: enjoy some diversion at Thekkady Rose Park, take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, 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.
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Munnar, India — 2 nights

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 travel to Dubai.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 12 nights

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Family-friendly places like Burj Khalifa and Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Dubai side-trips: Al Montazah Parks (in Sharjah) and Abu Dhabi (The Founder's Memorial, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, &more). There's much more to do: make a splash at Wild Wadi Waterpark, kick back and relax at Jumeirah Public Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Dubai Creek, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubai online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Dubai takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Gulf Standard Time (GST), which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. April in Dubai sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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