9 days in Sri Lanka & Maldives Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka & Maldives Itinerary

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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.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hikkaduwa trip itinerary builder app.

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 in Hikkaduwa, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nilaveli.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Shopping Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

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

1
night
Nilaveli, Sri Lanka

Nilaveli ©
The coastal resort town of Nilaveli draws visitors with its beaches, dive spots, and seaside hotels.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then kick back and relax at Nilaveli Beach.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hikkaduwa to Nilaveli in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough 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): explore the activities along 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: make a trip to Kirinda Viharaya and then explore the striking landscape of Bundala National Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Tissamaharama journey maker website.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Nilaveli to Tissamaharama in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bundala National Park, Kirinda Viharaya
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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 look for gifts at Jayamali Batiks Studio. Here are some ideas for day two: browse for treasures at Sriya & Daya Curio Shop, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then browse the collection at Buddhist Publication Society, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Tissamaharama to Kandy in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish 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): stroll around Sultan Park, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Male Fish Market, then look for gifts at Island Bazaar, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: 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 other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Male trip builder site.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and ferry from Kandy to Male takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Maldives Time (MVT) is minus 0.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Male

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

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