8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kerala holiday planner

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Fly
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kollam
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights

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Kochi (Cochin)

— 2 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
Kochi (Cochin) is known for historic sites, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary maker app.

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Spas
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Alappuzha

— 1 night

Venice of the East

Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 26th (Tue), kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, then kick back and relax at Marari Beach, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Alappuzha trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. January in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Kollam.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

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Kollam

— 2 nights
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 27th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then stroll through Varkala Beach, and then stop by Shalimar Weaves. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Thangassery Light House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Infant Jesus Cathedral, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kollam trip itinerary site.

Getting from Alappuzha to Kollam by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Kollam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kollam

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Spas · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

— 2 nights

Evergreen City of India

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 29th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, stroll through Kovalam Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Sunil's Wax Museum. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) journey planner.

You can drive from Kollam to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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Kerala travel guide

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Beaches · Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites
God's Own Country
The south Indian state of Kerala stretches in a narrow sliver of land along the coast, rich in cultural heritage and natural attractions. A trip to Kerala takes you to a tropical paradise of sandy beaches and swathes of coconut groves. Considered one of the most literate states in India, Kerala is also a religiously diverse region, where Hindu temples stand next to Islamic mosques, and Christian churches rub shoulders with Jewish synagogues. Numerous wilderness areas dot this relatively small region, ensuring plenty of opportunities to spot rare birds, wild elephants, and the occasional tiger.