22 days in Kerala Itinerary

22 days in Kerala Itinerary

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22 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Kanyakumari
train:  2​h
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
3
Varkala
— 1 night
train:  2​h
4
Alappuzha
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Sabarimala
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
9
Thrissur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Palakkad
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
11
Wayanad
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Mysuru (Mysore)


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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.
On the 1st (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hawa Beach, stroll through Kovalam Beach, and then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple and then stroll through Samudra Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kovalam online attractions planner .

Kanyakumari to Kovalam is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach
Samudra Beach ©
Samudra Beach

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 18th (Fri): make a trip to Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre and then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Palkulangara Devi Temple, make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple, then examine the collection at Napier Museum, then head off the coast to Poovar Island, and finally enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) driving holiday site .

You can take a train from Varkala to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Poovar Island ©
Poovar Island
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

1
night
Varkala

Varkala ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
On the 5th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Sivagiri, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Janardhana Swami Temple, then stroll through Varkala Beach, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Varkala itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Varkala in an hour. Another option is to drive. In October, daily temperatures in Varkala can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Varkala

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Janardhana Swami Temple ©
Janardhana Swami Temple
Spas

3
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 6th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, kick back and relax at Marari Beach, and then kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Subramanya Swami Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Alappuzha trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Varkala to Alappuzha by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Sabarimala.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Sabarimala

Sabarimala ©
On the 8th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Pampa Ganapathy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Malikkappuram Devi Temple, and then pause for some photo ops at Vavar Shrine.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sabarimala road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Sabarimala takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Sabarimala

Historic Sites
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Malikkappuram Devi Temple ©
Malikkappuram Devi Temple
Pampa Ganapathy Temple ©
Pampa Ganapathy Temple

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, and take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Thekkady holiday planner .

You can drive from Sabarimala to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

3
nights
Munnar

Munnar ©
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.
Munnar is known for parks, nature, museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Mount Carmel Church &Mount Carmel Pilgrim Centre, take a peaceful walk through Photo Point, and get great views at Top Station.

Plan my day in Munnar using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

1
night
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 15th (Tue), deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, then don't miss a visit to Jew Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and finally stop by ViaKerala Shop.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) holiday website .

Drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Jew Town ©
Jew Town
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

1
night
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Athirappilly Waterfalls, admire the sheer force of Vazhachal Falls, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Camp Sanctuary, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guruvayur Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Thrissur trip site .

Take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Thrissur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Thrissur are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Palakkad.

Things to do in Thrissur

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Vazhachal Falls
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Athirappilly Waterfalls ©
Athirappilly Waterfalls
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram

3
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.
Step out of Palakkad to go to Kollengode and see Thiru Kachamkurissi Temple, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalpathy Temple, make a trip to Yakshi Statue, admire the engineering at Malampuzha Garden and Dam, and admire the striking features of Tipu Sultan Fort.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Palakkad driving holiday website .

Drive from Thrissur to Palakkad in 1.5 hours. October in Palakkad sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Wayanad.

Things to do in Palakkad

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Thiru Kachamkurissi Temple
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Malampuzha Dam ©
Malampuzha Dam
Thiru Kachamkurissi Temple ©
Thiru Kachamkurissi Temple
Nelliyampathy Hills ©
Nelliyampathy Hills

2
nights
Wayanad

Wayanad ©
On the 21st (Mon), relax in the rural setting at Tea Town Kerala - Wayanad and then take an in-depth tour of Wayanad Tea Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Wayanad trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Palakkad to Wayanad in 5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Wayanad can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You'll set off for home on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Wayanad

Museums
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Wayanad Tea Museum ©
Wayanad Tea Museum

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