21 days in Goa, Mumbai & Kerala Itinerary

21 days in Goa, Mumbai & Kerala Itinerary

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21 days in Goa, Mumbai & Kerala Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  17​h
1
Goa
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Kasaragod
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Thrissur
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Pathanamthitta
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Paris

2
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
You'll get in some beach time at Baga Beach and Agonda Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica of Bom Jesus and Fernandes House. It doesn't end there: make a trip to Chapora Fort and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Tirupati Balaji Padmavati Temple.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Goa online itinerary planner .

Paris, France to Goa is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Paris to Goa due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Paris in November: high temperatures in Goa hover around 34°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Basilica of Bom Jesus ©
Basilica of Bom Jesus

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): stroll through Chowpatty Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banganga Tank, and then appreciate the history behind Gateway of India. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak, don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, then admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and finally cruise along Marine Drive.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mumbai trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Goa to Mumbai in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Goa in November, you will find days in Mumbai are a bit warmer (40°C), and nights are a bit cooler (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors Historic Sites Scenic Drive
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Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Shree Siddhivinayak ©
Shree Siddhivinayak

3
nights
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Anandashram and Madhur Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bekal Fort and Ananthapura Lake Temple. Step out of Kasaragod to go to Kanhangad and see Madiyan Koolom, which is approximately 50 minutes away.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kasaragod trip itinerary planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mumbai to Kasaragod. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kanhangad
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Anandashram ©
Anandashram
Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort
Swami Nithyanand Ashram ©
Swami Nithyanand Ashram

2
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.
Popular historic sites such as Vilwadrinatha Temple and Triprayar Sri Rama Temple are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Marthoma Pontifical Shrine - Cradle of Christianity India and Guruvayur Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Thrissur side-trips: Pazhayannur Bhagavathy Temple (in Pazhayannur), Guruvayur (Venkitachalapathy Temple & Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram) and St. Thomas Forane Church (in North Paravur).

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Thrissur trip maker site .

You can drive from Kasaragod to Thrissur in 8 hours. In November in Thrissur, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Pazhayannur Bhagavathy Temple, St. Thomas Forane Church, Marthoma Pontifical Shrine - Cradle of Christianity India, Vilwadrinatha Temple
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Vilwadrinatha Temple ©
Vilwadrinatha Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Pazhayannur Bhagavathy Temple ©
Pazhayannur Bhagavathy Temple

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam and Paradesi Synagogue. Visit Malayattoor Church and St. Antony's Shrine for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Kochi (Cochin): Marari Beach (in Mararikulam), Vaikom Mahadeva Temple (in Kottayam) and Thuravoor Mahakshethram (in Alappuzha). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Thomas International Shrine, pause for some serene contemplation at Salem Marthoma Church, and admire the masterpieces at Gallery OED Cochin..

To see where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) online route planner .

You can take a train from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pathanamthitta.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Malayattoor, Thuravoor Mahakshethram, Marari Beach, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 15:
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

3
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. Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple and Malayalappuzha Devi Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Valiyakoikal Temple and Parumala Church will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Pathanamthitta side-trips: Thrichittattu Mahavishnu Temple (in Chengannur) and Trichennamangalam Mahadevar Temple (in Adoor). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.George Orthodox Church (Chandanapally Valiyapalli ).

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Pathanamthitta trip planner.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Pathanamthitta in 3.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Pathanamthitta

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Trichennamangalam Mahadevar Temple, Thrichittattu Mahavishnu Temple, Parumala Church
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Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple ©
Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple
Parumala Church ©
Parumala Church
Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple ©
Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Palkulangara Devi Temple, then stroll through Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Neeramankara Shiva Temple. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then make a trip to Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) planner .

Drive from Pathanamthitta to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2.5 hours. In November in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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