28 days in Sri Lanka, India & Maldives Itinerary

28 days in Sri Lanka, India & Maldives Itinerary

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28 days in Sri Lanka, India & Maldives Itinerary

Start: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Fly:  31​h
1
Mumbai, India
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  15​h 30​min
2
Ajanta, India
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Aurangabad, India
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Mahabaleshwar, India
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Kolhapur, India
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Pune, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
7
Nagpur, India
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Bengaluru, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
10
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
13
Maafushi Island, Maldives
— 2 nights
Travel:  3​h 15​min
14
Hulhumale, Maldives
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

1
night
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banganga Tank, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Juma Masjid, then contemplate the long history of Khotachiwadi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Ramakrishna Math, Khar.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago to Mumbai is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Port of Spain to Mumbai. In March, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ajanta.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Juma Masjid
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Banganga Tank ©
Banganga Tank
Khotachiwadi ©
Khotachiwadi

1
night
Ajanta, India

Ajanta
World-famous for its spellbinding prayer halls and cave temples carved into a horseshoe-shaped rock face, Ajanta lies in a mountainous region of a remote river valley.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ajanta travel route website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Mumbai to Ajanta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Ajanta, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 22°C at night. You'll set off for Aurangabad on the 31st (Tue).

Things to do in Ajanta

Historic Sites Parks Nature

1
night
Aurangabad, India

Aurangabad ©
A place of history, culture, and spiritualism, Aurangabad appeals to a growing number of pilgrims and tourists looking to get more out of their vacation in India.
On the 31st (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhadra Maruti, then explore the fascinating underground world of Aurangabad Caves, then explore the activities along Panchakki (Water Mill), and finally get great views at Mhaismal. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Bibi Ka Maqbara, explore the ancient world of Daulatabad Fort, then explore the fascinating underground world of Ellora Caves, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chini Mahal.

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Traveling by car from Ajanta to Aurangabad takes 3 hours. March in Aurangabad sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mahabaleshwar.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Daulatabad Fort
Highlights from your plan
Ellora Caves ©
Ellora Caves
Daulatabad Fort ©
Daulatabad Fort
Bibi Ka Maqbara ©
Bibi Ka Maqbara

few
hours
Mahabaleshwar, India

Mahabaleshwar
Located high up in the Western Ghats, the hill station of Mahabaleshwar sits above one of the only evergreen forests in the country.
To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mahabaleshwar vacation planner .

Getting from Aurangabad to Mahabaleshwar by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll travel to Kolhapur.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

1
night
Kolhapur, India

Kolhapur ©
Though less frequented by international tourists, easily accessible Kolhapur makes a good starting point for regional adventures.
On the 2nd (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Rankala Lake, admire the landmark architecture of Mahalaxmi Temple, and then don't miss a visit to Gagangad. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Siddhagiri Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Kshetra Jyotiba Dongar, make a trip to Panhala Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jyotiba Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Maharaja's Palace.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kolhapur trip planner .

Getting from Mahabaleshwar to Kolhapur by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Pune.

Things to do in Kolhapur

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Maharaja's Palace ©
Maharaja's Palace
Mahalaxmi Temple ©
Mahalaxmi Temple
Siddhagiri Museum ©
Siddhagiri Museum

2
nights
Pune, India

Pune ©
Pune has long enjoyed a reputation as a center of culture and commerce, with many dynastic rulers making the town central to their regional plans in the centuries before the British Raj.
On the 4th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON NVCC Temple, then make a trip to Laxmi Road, then see the interesting displays at Darshan Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Balaji Mandir.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pune route planner.

You can drive from Kolhapur to Pune in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Nagpur.

Things to do in Pune

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©
Sinhagad Fort ©
Sinhagad Fort
ISKCON NVCC Temple ©
ISKCON NVCC Temple

1
night
Nagpur, India

Nagpur ©
Located right in the center of the country, the relatively isolated Nagpur has remained off the typical tourist radar.
On the 5th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Shree Ganesh Mandir Tekdi.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nagpur driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Pune to Nagpur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Nagpur are 48°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bengaluru.
Highlights from your plan
Shree Ganesh Mandir Tekdi ©
Shree Ganesh Mandir Tekdi

2
nights
Bengaluru, India

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, then stroll around Cubbon Park, then get a taste of the local shopping with UB City, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bengaluru trip planner .

You can fly from Nagpur to Bengaluru in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Nagpur in April, plan for slightly colder days in Bengaluru, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Cubbon Park ©
Cubbon Park

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): walk around Galle Face Green, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, then make a trip to Independence Square, then don't miss a visit to Dutch Fort, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Negombo Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Mount Lavinia Beach, then examine the collection at Colombo National Museum, and then pause for some photo ops at Independence Memorial Hall.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Colombo trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Bengaluru to Colombo in 6 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Negombo
Highlights from your plan
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy War Cemetery, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then pause for some photo ops at Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural Gems and Gemmological Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

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Traveling by flight from Colombo to Kandy takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Royal Botanical Gardens, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Highlights from your plan
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

2
nights
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Anuradhapura ©
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mihintale and then appreciate the history behind Abhayagiri Dagaba. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, take an unorthodox tour of Sakwala Chakraya (Star Gate), and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wilpattu National Park.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Anuradhapura holiday maker website .

Traveling by car from Kandy to Anuradhapura takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Mihintale ©
Mihintale
Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya
Wilpattu National Park ©
Wilpattu National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): look for gifts at Lanka Silks. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Sigiriya, then make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, and then examine the collection at Sigiriya Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sigiriya trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Anuradhapura to Sigiriya in 1.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Habarana
Highlights from your plan
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock
Dhilip De Alwis ©
Dhilip De Alwis

2
nights
Maafushi Island, Maldives

With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bikini Beach, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then look for gifts at Angolo Souvenir shop.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Maafushi Island vacation maker app .

You can fly from Sigiriya to Maafushi Island in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Maafushi Island can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hulhumale.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

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night
Hulhumale, Maldives

Hulhumale, a reclaimed island, recently developed to meet additional industrial, commercial, and housing demands.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): walk around Sultan Park and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hulhumale trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Maafushi Island to Hulhumale. April in Hulhumale sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hulhumale

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Male
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sultan Park ©
Sultan Park

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