30 days in South India Itinerary

30 days in South India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South India trip itinerary planner

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Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
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Alappuzha
— 2 nights
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
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Thekkady
— 5 nights
Drive
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Munnar
— 3 nights
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Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 4 nights
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 3 nights
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Bengaluru
— 4 nights
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Kochi (Cochin)

— 3 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam .

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) vacation planner.

Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. June in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 4:

Alappuzha

— 2 nights

Venice of the East

Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 5th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Edathua Church, and then stroll through Alappuzha Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then stroll through Marari Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

— 3 nights

Evergreen City of India

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.
Family-friendly places like Kovalam Beach and Spas will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Lighthouse Beach (in Kovalam) and Varkala Town (Janardhana Swami Temple, Varkala Beach, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, examine the collection at Sunil's Wax Museum, and don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner.

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:

Thekkady

— 5 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kids will enjoy Periyar Lake and Elephant Junction. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Thekkady Rose Park, get great views at Chellarcovil View Point, admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and experience rural life at Philip's Natural Honey And Bee Farm.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read Thekkady day trip planning website.

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 14:

Munnar

— 3 nights

Southern Spice

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tea Gardens and Munnar Hill Station. Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. The adventure continues: admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, take a peaceful walk through Photo Point, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, and admire the sheer force of Lakkam Waterfalls.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Munnar road trip app.

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Munnar are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 17:

Kodaikanal

— 2 nights

Princess of Hill Stations

A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Silent Valley View Point, then browse for treasures at Dynasty, then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, and finally walk around Bryant Park. On the next day, go for a walk through Coakers Walk, get great views at Pillar Rocks, then delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kodaikanal route planning tool.

You can drive from Munnar to Kodaikanal in 5 hours. Traveling from Munnar in June, expect nights in Kodaikanal to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 40°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:

Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

— 4 nights

Queen of Hill Stations

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Bring the kids along to Government Botanical Garden and Doddabetta Peak. Step out of Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to go to Coonoor and see Sim`s Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Pykara Lake, examine the collection at Tea Museum, admire the natural beauty at Government Rose Garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Elk Hill Murugan Temple.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is slightly colder than Kodaikanal - with highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 23:

Mysuru (Mysore)

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Karnataka

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.
Bring the kids along to Mysuru Palace and Sri Chamundeshwari Temple. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Venugopal Swamy Devalaya, explore the world behind art at Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum, and don't miss a visit to Namdroling Monastery.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mysuru (Mysore) trip planner.

Drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. June in Mysuru (Mysore) sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:

Bengaluru

— 4 nights

Silicon Valley of India

Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lalbagh Botanical Garden and ISKCON Temple Bangalore. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Mahaganapathi Temple, and cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bengaluru trip maker tool.

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bengaluru: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks · Theme Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30: