5 days in Kochi (Cochin), Alappuzha & Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) Itinerary

5 days in Kochi (Cochin), Alappuzha & Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kochi (Cochin)
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
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Alappuzha
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
End: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Areekkal Water Falls, Chottanikkara Devi Temple, Iringole Bhagavathy Temple, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Kochi Beach, take an in-depth tour of Hill Palace Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mattancherry Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and finally step off the mainland to explore Bolgatty Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iringole Bhagavathy Temple, get to know the resident critters at Abhayaranyam Zoo, identify plant and animal life at Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, don't miss a visit to Adi Shancharachaya Temple, then explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chottanikkara Devi Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) attractions planning website.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Kochi (Cochin). April in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Adi Shancharachaya Temple, Abhayaranyam Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Fort Kochi Beach ©
Fort Kochi Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

1
night
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple, Alleppey, then stroll through Marari Beach, then kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Alappuzha day trip website.

Take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In April in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, then get to know the resident critters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, and then look for gifts at Keralashopee.

To see ratings and tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip maker app.

Traveling by train from Alappuzha to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Shri Chitra Art Gallery ©
Shri Chitra Art Gallery

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