7 days in Maldives & Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Maldives & Sri Lanka Itinerary

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7 days in Maldives & Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Fly + ferry:  8​h
1
Male, Maldives
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h
2
Maafushi Island, Maldives
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
3
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Ella, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Dhaka City, Bangladesh


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1
night
Male, Maldives

Male ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): examine the collection at National Museum, hunt for treasures at Male Fish Market, then look for gifts at Island Bazaar, and finally stroll through Rasfannu.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Male holiday planning website .

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Male is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Male

Museums Shopping Parks
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National Museum ©
National Museum
Male Fish Market ©
Male Fish Market
Island Bazaar ©
Island Bazaar

1
night
Maafushi Island, Maldives

With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): kick back and relax at Bikini Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stop by Angolo Souvenir shop.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Maafushi Island trip itinerary builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Male to Maafushi Island. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the activities along Kandy Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asgiriya Maha Viharaya, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kandy travel route planner.

Getting from Maafushi Island to Kandy by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Ella.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

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night
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.
On the 18th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, and then get a new perspective on nature at R. M. S Antique And Brassware.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Ella using our trip planner.

You can drive from Kandy to Ella in 4 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Ella

Nature Parks Shopping
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

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nights
Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

Hikkaduwa ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): kick back and relax at Bentota Beach, then kick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Tsunami Photo Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hikkaduwa road trip planning tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Ella to Hikkaduwa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Hikkaduwa are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bentota Beach, Tsunami Photo Museum, Jungle Beach
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach

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