10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Thrissur
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Hyderabad

3
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.
Attractions like Vadakkunnathan Temple and Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple make great kid-friendly stops. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram and Chavakkad Beach. Explore Thrissur's surroundings by going to Guruvayur (Guruvayur Temple, Chowallurpady Siva Temple, &more) and Kodungallur Bhagavathi Temple (in Kodungallur). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Athirappilly Water Falls and enjoy the sand and surf at Snehatheeram Beach.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Thrissur planner.

Hyderabad to Thrissur is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Thrissur can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Kodungallur Bhagavathi Temple
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Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)

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.
Visiting Cherai Beach and Marari Beach will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Edappally Church Complex and Vallarpadam Church are in your itinerary. Step out of Kochi (Cochin) with an excursion to St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal in Alappuzha--about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: stop by Mattancherry, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Little Flower Church, and wander the streets of Jew Town.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) route maker site.

Traveling by train from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Marari Beach, St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal
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Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Vallarpadam Church ©
Vallarpadam Church

1
night
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 13th (Sun): kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, thendon't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, and finally admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, thenenjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shanghumukham Beach.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) journey planner.

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back 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
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse

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