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: Mumbai, India
Fly + Taxi:  5​h 15​min
1
Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
Nilaveli, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1​h
4
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Ferry:  5​h 30​min
5
Male, Maldives
— 2 nights
Ferry + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Mumbai, India

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Saffron Robes and then examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hikkaduwa trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Hikkaduwa is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Hikkaduwa can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Nilaveli.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Galle, Tsunami Photo Museum
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Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Cara Jewellers ©
Cara Jewellers
Sea Turtle Farm ©
Sea Turtle Farm

1
night
Nilaveli, Sri Lanka

Nilaveli ©
The coastal resort town of Nilaveli draws visitors with its beaches, dive spots, and seaside hotels.
On the 8th (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nilaveli Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nilaveli travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hikkaduwa to Nilaveli takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Nilaveli

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka

Tissamaharama ©
Tourism in Tissamaharama revolves around the town's vast historic and cultural heritage, with the surroundings of scenic paddy fields adding to the ambiance.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Tissa Wewa and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Kirinda Viharaya and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bundala National Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tissamaharama road trip app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nilaveli to Tissamaharama takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Kirinda Viharaya, Bundala National Park
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Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park
Tissa Wewa ©
Tissa Wewa
Safaris

2
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 (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Kandy view point, and then stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio. On your second day here, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Sriya & Daya Curio Shop, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then browse the collection at Buddhist Publication Society, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kandy vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Tissamaharama to Kandy takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Male.

Things to do in Kandy

Shopping Parks Wildlife

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
Jayamali Batiks Studio ©
Jayamali Batiks Studio

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): walk around Sultan Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Male Fish Market, then look for gifts at Island Bazaar, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Male trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry from Kandy to Male in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. June in Male sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Male

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

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