31 days in Kerala Itinerary

31 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
2
Alappuzha
— 4 nights
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
4
Varkala Town
— 3 nights
5
Munnar
— 4 nights
6
Thekkady
— 4 nights
7
Thrissur
— 3 nights
8
Kannur
— 2 nights

4
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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.
Kochi (Cochin) is known for historic sites, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and wander the streets of Jew Town.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) online travel planner.

Dallas, USA to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 11.5 hours traveling from Dallas to Kochi (Cochin). Traveling from Dallas in August, expect nights in Kochi (Cochin) to be about the same, around 75°F, while days are slightly colder, around 87°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors
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Church of Saint Francis ©
Church of Saint Francis
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery

4
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.
Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, deepen your understanding at Kathakali, kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha day trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Alappuzha are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Kerala Backwaters
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Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple
Kayaking & Canoeing

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) side-trips: Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach) and Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium (in Vizhinjam). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, and examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) route site.

Getting from Alappuzha to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kovalam, Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Spas

3
nights
Varkala Town

Varkala Town ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Varkala Town is known for beaches, spas, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Varkala Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, revel in the low prices at Asparagus, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Janardhana Swami Temple.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Varkala Town itinerary planner.

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Varkala Town by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August in Varkala Town, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
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Sivagiri ©
Sivagiri
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Spas

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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.
see Off-Road Tours. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, take in the dramatic scenery at Thoovanam Falls, take some stellar pictures from Lockheart gap, and look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip planner.

Drive from Varkala Town to Munnar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Off-Road Tours
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

4
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and see the interesting displays at The Periyar Interpretation Centre.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Thekkady trip maker site.

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Thrissur.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 25:
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
Explore Thrissur's surroundings by going to Guruvayur (Guruvayur Temple, Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, &more) and Snow Storm (in Chalakudy). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Athirappilly Water Falls and take in the spiritual surroundings of Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Thrissur travel route planning app.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Thrissur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. August in Thrissur sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Snow Storm
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:
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Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Athirappilly Water Falls ©
Athirappilly Water Falls
Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple ©
Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple

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Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mridanga Saileswari Temple, then make a trip to Sri Rajarajeswara Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort St. Angelos. On your second day here, stroll through Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Peralassery Sri Subramanya Temple, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

Plan trip to Kannur with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Thrissur to Kannur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kannur

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Mridanga Saileswari Temple
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:
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Peralassery Sri Subramanya Temple ©
Peralassery Sri Subramanya Temple
Sri Rajarajeswara Temple ©
Sri Rajarajeswara Temple
Mridanga Saileswari Temple ©
Mridanga Saileswari Temple

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