8 days in South India Itinerary

8 days in South India Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Drive:  27 h
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: San Francisco

1
night
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): kick back and relax at Samudra Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then stroll through Hawa Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kovalam travel planner.

San Francisco, USA to Kovalam is an approximately 26- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to India Standard Time is 13.5 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in December, things will get much hotter in Kovalam: highs are around 88°F and lows about 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Get some cultural insight at Paradesi Synagogue and Chottanikkara Devi Temple. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, and make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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