9 days in Sri Lanka & Maldives Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka & Maldives Itinerary

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9 days in Sri Lanka & Maldives Itinerary

Start: Bryansk, Russia
Fly + Drive:  26​h
1
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Galle, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Fly + ferry:  4​h 15​min
5
Male, Maldives
— 1 night
Fly:  29​h
End: Bryansk, Russia


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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 6th (Sat): stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio and then contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then browse for treasures at Sriya & Daya Curio Shop, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kandy trip builder site .

Bryansk, Russia to Kandy is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Bryansk to Kandy, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nilaveli Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koneswaram Temple.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Trincomalee day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Kandy to Trincomalee takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Nilaveli Beach
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple ©
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple

1
night
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 9th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Isurumuniya Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Maha Boodhi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruwanwelisaya, then don't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, and finally explore the ancient world of Sakwala Chakraya (Star Gate).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Anuradhapura attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Trincomalee to Anuradhapura takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
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Isurumuniya Temple ©
Isurumuniya Temple
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba

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nights
Galle, Sri Lanka

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Farm, look for gifts at Genuine Batik, examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Tsunami Photo Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Naga Viharaya, and finally view the masterpieces at Saffron Robes Gallery and Studio. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, take in the exciting artwork at EXOTIC ROOTS, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Galle trip website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Anuradhapura to Galle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Male.

Things to do in Galle

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Tsunami Photo Museum
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Sea Turtle Farm ©
Sea Turtle Farm
Kayaking & Canoeing
Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Fri), look for gifts at Mare Scuba Concept, browse the eclectic array of goods at Male Fish Market, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rasfannu, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Male trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Galle to Male takes 4.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Male Fish Market ©
Male Fish Market

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