8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  13​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Tokyo

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Palkulangara Devi Temple. We've included these beaches for you: Varkala Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Step out of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) with an excursion to Kovalam Beach in Kovalam--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, make a trip to Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple, and visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online trip planner .

Tokyo, Japan to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tokyo to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is minus 3 hours. In December, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is much hotter than Tokyo - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Beach
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Jew Town and Mattancherry Palace. Step out of Kochi (Cochin) with an excursion to St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam in Cherthala--about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) road trip tool .

You can fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Marari Beach, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

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