8 days in Sri Lanka & Maldives Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka & Maldives Itinerary

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
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Dambulla, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
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Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
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Ella, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
5
Male, Maldives
— 3 nights

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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 14th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kandy itinerary planning website.

Alexandria, Egypt to Kandy is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Alexandria to Kandy. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dambulla.

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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Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
On the 15th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Sigiriya and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dambulla route planning site.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Dambulla takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Sigiriya
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya

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Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

Arugam Bay
On the 16th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Ecowave Travels and then relax and rejuvenate at Deergayu Acupressure Center.

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You can drive from Dambulla to Arugam Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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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 17th (Mon), stop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, and then admire the natural beauty at Honey Bee Garden.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ella day trip planning app.

Drive from Arugam Bay to Ella in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Male.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Classes
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden

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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.
On the 18th (Tue), hunt for treasures at Male Fish Market, then admire the striking features of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), then relax and rejuvenate at Veli Spa at Kurumba Maldives, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Medhu Ziyaarath. On the next day, kick back and relax at Rasfannu, then make a trip to Jumhooree Maidhaan, and then fly like a bird with Best Dives Maldives.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Male trip maker tool.

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry from Ella to Male in 8 hours. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Ella to Male due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ella in August, you will find days in Male are slightly colder (36°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Veli Spa at Kurumba Maldives
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Best Dives Maldives ©
Best Dives Maldives
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) ©
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)
Male Fish Market ©
Male Fish Market

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