23 days in Jordan, Sri Lanka & Maldives Itinerary

23 days in Jordan, Sri Lanka & Maldives Itinerary

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23 days in Jordan, Sri Lanka & Maldives Itinerary

Start: Munich, Germany
plane + Car:  9 h 30 min
1
Amman, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Amman, Jordan
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Taxi:  15 h
5
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Train:  6 h 30 min
7
Ella, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
8
Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
plane:  4 h
9
Male, Maldives
— 6 nights
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Munich, Germany

1
night
Amman, Jordan

Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Jerash Ruins, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Nebo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then wander the streets of Al Balad – Downtown Amman.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Amman trip planner.

Munich, Germany to Amman is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Munich to Amman. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Munich in December, with highs in Amman at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Amman

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Madaba, Jerash Ruins
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins

3
nights
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

Petra - Wadi Musa ©
Visitors flock to Wadi Musa to witness the rose colored rock-carved temples and tombs of Petra, the famous ancient city and World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Temple of Dushares, admire the landmark architecture of The Great Temple, then contemplate the long history of Petra, then delve into the distant past at Obelisk Tomb, and finally delve into the distant past at Al-Beidha - Little Petra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): explore by horseback at Horse Riding Jordan and then soak in style at Turkish baths.

To find where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Petra - Wadi Musa trip app .

You can drive from Amman to Petra - Wadi Musa in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Petra ©
Petra
Obelisk Tomb ©
Obelisk Tomb
The Great Temple ©
The Great Temple

1
night
Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum ©
Tourism in Wadi Rum revolves around UNESCO-protected desert scenery and spectacular limestone rock formations following a dry river bed, which in World War I served as the headquarters of a British-inspired Arab revolt against the Ottomans.
On the 18th (Fri), take a memorable drive along Wadi Rum Desert Tours. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Aqaba Castle.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Wadi Rum sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by car from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum takes 2 hours. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Amman.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Wildlife Scenic Drive Tours

Side Trip

Aqaba Castle
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Aqaba Castle ©
Aqaba Castle

1
night
Amman, Jordan

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): stop by Nadia Dajani Jewellery and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Amman visit planning app .

You can drive from Wadi Rum to Amman in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Amman

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Nadia Dajani Jewellery ©
Nadia Dajani Jewellery

3
nights
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Sigiriya ©
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lankathilaka Image House and Safaris. Get a sense of the local culture at Sigiriya and kaludiya Pokuna. Change things up with a short trip to King’s Council Chamber in Polonnaruwa (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the exciting artwork at Pethikada.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sigiriya trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Amman to Sigiriya takes 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kandy.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Habarana, Polonnaruwa
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Safaris
Lankathilaka Image House ©
Lankathilaka Image House

1
night
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Raja Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Kandy trip website .

Getting from Sigiriya to Kandy by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Kundasale
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery

2
nights
Ella, Sri Lanka

Ella ©
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the views from Nine Arch Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, then take in nature's colorful creations at Honey Bee Garden, and finally learn more about the world around you at R. M. S Antique And Brassware. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Nature Trail Ella and then explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock.

For maps, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ella road trip app .

Traveling by car from Kandy to Ella takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden
Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

1
night
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
To find photos, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Colombo holiday maker.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Ella to Colombo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Colombo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You'll set off for Male on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Colombo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

6
nights
Male, Maldives

The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Hulhumale Beach. Get some historical perspective at Grand Friday Mosque and Medhu Ziyaarath. Explore Male's surroundings by going to HP Reef (in Furanafushi Island) and Hulhumale Mosque (in Hulhumale). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, browse the eclectic array of goods at Male Local Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Rasfannu, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Male journey builder.

Getting from Colombo to Male by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hulhumale, Banana Reef, HP Reef
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas & Wellness
HP Reef ©
HP Reef

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