16 days in Kerala Itinerary

16 days in Kerala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kerala tour builder

©
Plan created by another user. Make it yours

Route & dates

1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
2
Varkala Town
— 2 nights
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
4
Mararikulam
— 1 night
5
Thekkady
— 3 nights
6
Munnar
— 3 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas & Wellness and Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, examine the collection at Sunil's Wax Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary planning app.

Bengaluru to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is somewhat warmer than Bengaluru - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Sunil's Wax Museum
Highlights from your plan
Shri Chitra Art Gallery ©
Shri Chitra Art Gallery
Spas & Wellness
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach

2
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.
On the 19th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Janardhana Swami Temple, get some fabulous bargains at Asparagus, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vishnu Temple. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Royal Art Gallery, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach, and then take some stellar pictures from Varkala Cliff.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Varkala Town online itinerary planner.

Take a train from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Varkala Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Varkala Town are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Varkala Town

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Vishnu Temple
Vishnu Temple
Spas & Wellness
Varkala Cliff ©
Varkala Cliff

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Birthplace of Sri Adi Shankara and Subhash Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Kalady (Adi Shancharachaya Temple & Shri Krishna Temple). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, take an in-depth tour of Kerala Folklore Museum, gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Varkala Town to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kalady
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Birthplace of Sri Adi Shankara ©
Birthplace of Sri Adi Shankara
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
On the 25th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mararikulam road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation and Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Thekkady road trip planning website.

You can drive from Mararikulam to Thekkady in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Off-Road Tours and Photo Point. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, get outside with Ideal Safari, get great views at Munnar Hill Station, and examine the collection at Tea Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Off-Road Tours
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

Similar Plans

20 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA January, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, extra fast, popular & hidden gems Preferences: January, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Extra fast 5 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in India BY A USER FROM BANGLADESH April, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 29 days in Bulgaria & Kerala BY A USER FROM FRANCE May, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: May, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA January, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: January, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 18 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 13 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 18 days in Kerala & Jaipur BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA June, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, extra fast, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Extra fast 20 days in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Kerala & Rajasthan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 36 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA January, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: January, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 57 days in Kerala & Andaman and Nicobar Islands BY A USER FROM INDIA January, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: January, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans