31 days in South India Itinerary

31 days in South India Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bengaluru
— 3 nights
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
3
Kannur
— 4 nights
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
5
Varkala Town
— 3 nights
6
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
7
Thekkady
— 4 nights
8
Munnar
— 4 nights

3
nights
Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Bengaluru is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ulsoor Subramanya Temple, walk around Cubbon Park, and shop like a local with UB City.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bengaluru holiday builder tool.

San Francisco, USA to Bengaluru is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13.5 hours traveling from San Francisco to Bengaluru. While traveling from San Francisco, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Bengaluru, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore

2
nights
Mysuru (Mysore)

Mysuru (Mysore) ©
A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
On the 6th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, thenget to know the resident critters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then step into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Philomena Church, thenadmire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gunja Narasimha Swamy Temple.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) road trip site.

Traveling by car from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Mysuru (Mysore) sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden

4
nights
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.
Take a break from Kannur with a short trip to Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple in Parassinikadavu, about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, stroll through KIzhunna Beach, contemplate the long history of Mridanga Saileswari Temple, and enjoy the sea views from Cannanore Lighthouse.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kannur tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kannur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple, Mridanga Saileswari Temple
Highlights from your plan
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Mridanga Saileswari Temple ©
Mridanga Saileswari Temple
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cherthala (St. Mary's Forane Church & St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Kannur to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in December, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cherthala, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Varkala Town side-trips: Kollam (Infant Jesus Cathedral, Port Kollam Church, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll through Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach, and enjoy the sea views from Varkala Light House.

Planning Varkala Town trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Varkala Town in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Varkala Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kollam
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Spas
Infant Jesus Cathedral ©
Infant Jesus Cathedral

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and explore the world behind art at Shri Chitra Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) day trip site.

Traveling by train from Varkala Town to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kovalam, Sunil's Wax Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Spas

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: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, relax in the rural setting at Philip's Natural Honey And Bee Farm, stop by Green Land Spice Garden, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Thekkady online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation

4
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.
Take a break from Munnar with a short trip to Meesapulimala in Idukki, about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, admire the sheer force of Keezharkuthu Falls, get great views at Munnar Hill Station, and hike along Lakshimi Hills.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Munnar tour planning app.

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Meesapulimala
Highlights from your plan
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Munnar Hill Station ©
Munnar Hill Station

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