16 days in Kerala Itinerary

16 days in Kerala Itinerary

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16 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Vijayawada
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Guruvayur
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Palakkad
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Thekkady
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Kollam
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Pathanamthitta
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Thrissur
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Vijayawada

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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.
On the 11th (Thu), browse the different shops at LuLu Mall and then admire the striking features of Kerala Folklore Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) road trip planning tool .

Vijayawada to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Vijayawada in July, you will find days in Kochi (Cochin) are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum

1
night
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Camp Sanctuary, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Guruvayur Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Guruvayur trip maker tool .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Guruvayur in 2.5 hours. July in Guruvayur sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Palakkad.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Elephant Camp Sanctuary ©
Elephant Camp Sanctuary
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram

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nights
Palakkad

Palakkad ©
A trip to Palakkad takes you to an area known for being fertile, rich in animals and plant life, and surrounded by a superlative landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Dhoni Waterfalls, then look for all kinds of wild species at Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalpathy Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Meenkulathi Bhagavathi AmmanTemple. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple Palghat, then contemplate the long history of Seethargundu Viewpoint, then take in the awesome beauty at Nelliyampathy Hills, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Viswanatha Swamy Temple.

To find photos and more tourist information, go to the Palakkad travel route planner.

Drive from Guruvayur to Palakkad in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Palakkad

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Dhoni Waterfalls ©
Dhoni Waterfalls
Seethargundu Viewpoint ©
Seethargundu Viewpoint
Jain Temple Palghat ©
Jain Temple Palghat

1
day
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and then stop by Abraham's Spice Garden.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Palakkad to Thekkady takes 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum ©
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Hawa Beach, contemplate the long history of Rock cut temple, and then kick back and relax at Chowara Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Kovalam trip builder .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kollam.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Chowara Beach, Rock cut temple
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

2
nights
Kollam

Kollam ©
The bustling old port city of Kollam has long stood as a center of international trade and mercantilism, and the center of town continues the tradition with its lively scenes of commerce.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Ashtamudi Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kollam Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Paaramparya Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at R P Mall, then examine the collection at Sardar Vallabhai Patel Police Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Thangassery Light House, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Thirumullavaram Beach.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kollam trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kovalam to Kollam in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kollam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Ashtamudi Lake
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Ashtamudi Lake ©
Ashtamudi Lake
Kollam Beach ©
Kollam Beach
Thangassery Light House ©
Thangassery Light House

2
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.
On the 20th (Sat), kick back and relax at Shanghumukham Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally look for gifts at Sarwaa. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Kollam to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 2 hours. July in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pathanamthitta.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Shanghumukham Beach ©
Shanghumukham Beach

2
nights
Pathanamthitta

Pathanamthitta ©
Pathanamthitta is a town and a municipality situated in the Central Travancore region in the state of Kerala, south India, spread over an area of 23.50 km2. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Konni Elephant Training Centre and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Pathanamthitta trip website .

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Pathanamthitta takes 2.5 hours. In July in Pathanamthitta, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pathanamthitta

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Konni Elephant Training Centre
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Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple ©
Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple ©
Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple

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nights
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadakkunnathan Temple and then enjoy the sand and surf at Snehatheeram Beach. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Vilangan Hills, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine, then explore the engaging exhibits at Thrissur Zoo & Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Thrissur travel route planner .

Getting from Pathanamthitta to Thrissur by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thrissur

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vazhachal Falls
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Highlights from your plan
Snehatheeram Beach ©
Snehatheeram Beach
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple
Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine
Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine

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