60 days in Sri Lanka, Kenya & Wantage Itinerary

60 days in Sri Lanka, Kenya & Wantage Itinerary

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Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
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Kalametiya, Sri Lanka
— 4 nights
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Kataragama, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
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Haputale, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
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Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
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Jaffna, Sri Lanka
— 4 nights
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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
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Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
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Malindi, Kenya
— 4 nights
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 3 nights
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Wantage, United Kingdom
— 29 nights

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Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tsunami Honganji Vihara and Community Tsunami Museum. Kids will enjoy Spas and Saint Mary's Church. Step out of Hikkaduwa to go to Bentota and see Bentota Bazaar, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Narigama Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stroll through Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hikkaduwa tour builder website.

London, UK to Hikkaduwa is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 5.5 hours traveling from London to Hikkaduwa due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Hikkaduwa hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kalametiya.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Spas

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Spas
4.1
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Narigama Beach
4.6

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Kalametiya, Sri Lanka

Kalametiya ©
Get some cultural insight at Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara and Madunagala Hermitage. Discover out-of-the-way places like Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) and Tangalle Lagoon.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalametiya trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hikkaduwa to Kalametiya takes 2.5 hours. December in Kalametiya sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kataragama.

Things to do in Kalametiya

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Kataragama, Sri Lanka

Kataragama ©
Kataragama is a pilgrimage town sacred to Buddhist, Hindu and indigenous Vedda people of Sri Lanka. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kataragama Temple.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kataragama trip itinerary site.

Getting from Kalametiya to Kataragama by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Haputale.

Things to do in Kataragama

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Kataragama Temple
4.3

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Haputale, Sri Lanka

Haputale ©
Nestled atop Uva, Sri Lanka's main mountain range, lies tranquil Haputale.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): stroll through Prabhawa Mountain Day View Point Haputale and then take some stellar pictures from Lipton’s Seat. On your second day here, indulge in some personalized pampering at 'Pleasure ' Ayurveda and then admire the sheer force of Bambarakanda Falls.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Haputale driving holiday planning website.

Getting from Kataragama to Haputale by car takes about 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Haputale

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

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Lookout
Lipton’s Seat
4.7
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Waterfall
Bambarakanda Falls
4.6

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Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Trincomalee ©
A center of Tamil culture and language, Trincomalee suffered greatly during the 30-year civil war, but the troubles haven't dimmed the natural and cultural charms of the place.
Step off the beaten path and head to Trincomalee War Cemetery and Shaktipeeth Shri Shankari Devi Temple. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple and Koneswaram Temple. There's still lots to do: stroll through Nilaveli Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, witness a stunning natural landmark at Kanniya Hot Springs, and kick back and relax at Marble Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Trincomalee trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Haputale to Trincomalee takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Jaffna.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

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Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Jaffna ©
A center of Tamil culture, the city of Jaffna remains in the process of rebuilding after suffering greatly during the civil war.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nallur Kovil and Naga Pooshani Ambal Kovil. Step off the beaten path and head to Nagadipa Purana Vihara and Jaffna Fort. Change things up with a short trip to Kovalam Beach in Karainagar (about 56 minutes away). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naguleswaram Temple, kick back and relax at Casuarina Beach, don't miss a visit to Maruthanamadam Anjaneyar Temple, and get engrossed in the history at Jaffna Archaeological Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaffna planning tool.

Traveling by car from Trincomalee to Jaffna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Jaffna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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Nallur Kovil
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Isurumuniya Temple and Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi. Get a sense of the local culture at Jethawanaramaya Dagoba and Sakwala Chakraya (Star Gate). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Samadhi Statue, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura, contemplate the long history of Short Handed Statue, and explore the ancient world of Moonstone or Sandakada pahana.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Anuradhapura trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Jaffna to Anuradhapura by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kalpitiya.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

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Monument
Abhayagiri Dagaba
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Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Church, Kalpitiya and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kalpitiya route builder site.

You can drive from Anuradhapura to Kalpitiya in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Malindi.

Things to do in Kalpitiya

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Malindi, Kenya

Malindi ©
Offering pristine, palm-lined beaches, all-inclusive resorts, and warm, sunny weather, the port town of Malindi rightly established itself as one of Kenya's prime tourism spots.
Explore hidden gems such as Watamu Beach and Che Shale Beach. Kids will enjoy Nature & Wildlife Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malindi: Watamu (Yoga at Watamu Treehouse, Mida Creek, &more). There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Arabuko-Sokoke Forest.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Malindi attractions app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kalpitiya to Malindi. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to East Africa Time (EAT), which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in Malindi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Malindi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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Watamu Beach
4.4
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Che Shale Beach
4.1

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Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 23rd (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stroll through Olypunyata Swamp, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Maasai Mara National Reserve journey builder tool.

Fly from Malindi to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Malindi in January: highs in Maasai Mara National Reserve hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Wantage.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Safaris
4.6
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Wildlife Area
Mara Triangle
4.8
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Olypunyata Swamp
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Wantage, United Kingdom

Wantage ©
Wantage is a market town and civil parish in the Vale of the White Horse, Oxfordshire, England. Get some historical perspective at Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote and St. Edward's Church. Kids will appreciate attractions like Pennybridge Farm Alpacas and Finkley Down Farm Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Wantage: Deadman’s Plack (in Longparish), Andover (All Saints Church & Thruxton Motorsport Centre) and Army Flying Museum (in Stockbridge). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Vale & Downland Museum, experience rural life at Millets Farm Centre, test your team's savvy at ExCLUEsive Games Escape Rooms, and steep yourself in history at Shaw House.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Wantage trip maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Wantage. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Wantage, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in January, you will find days in Wantage are cooler (9°C), and nights are slightly colder (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Wantage

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

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Historic Site
The Vyne
4.3

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