6 days in Kochi (Cochin) & Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) Itinerary

6 days in Kochi (Cochin) & Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) Itinerary

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6 days in Kochi (Cochin) & Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) Itinerary

Start: Kochi (Cochin)
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
End: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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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.
Bring the kids along to Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Pack the 15th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Wonderla Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, wander the streets of Jew Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) vacation planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Kochi (Cochin). In August, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Keep things going the next day: explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, head off the coast to Poovar Island, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks 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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