18 days in Sri Lanka & Maldives Itinerary

18 days in Sri Lanka & Maldives Itinerary

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18 days in Sri Lanka & Maldives Itinerary

Start: Muscat, Oman
Fly:  11​h
1
Hambantota, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
3
Nilaveli, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Kalkudah, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 45​min
5
Male, Maldives
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Rasdhoo, Maldives
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Muscat, Oman


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2
nights
Hambantota, Sri Lanka

Hambantota ©
Hambantota is the main town in Hambantota District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka. Get outdoors at Bundala National Park and Kahandamodara Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary and Ussangoda National Park. Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Kumana National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hambantota trip itinerary builder website .

Muscat, Oman to Hambantota is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Hambantota

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kahandamodara Beach, Bundala National Park, Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary
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Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park
Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary ©
Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary
Kahandamodara Beach ©
Kahandamodara Beach

5
nights
Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ahungalla Beach and Narigama Beach. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Sinharaja Forest Reserve will get you outdoors. Explore Hikkaduwa's surroundings by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Bentota), Handunugoda Tea Estate (in Ahangama) and Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center (in Kosgoda). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Farm, pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Church, see the interesting displays at Community Tsunami Museum, and don't miss a visit to Galagoda Shailatharama Viharaya.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hikkaduwa sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Hambantota to Hikkaduwa takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nilaveli.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Galle, Unawatuna, Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Ahungalla Beach
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach

2
nights
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 12th (Fri): kick back and relax at Arisimale Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nilaveli Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Trincomalee War Cemetery, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koneswaram Temple.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Nilaveli trip planner .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kalkudah.

Things to do in Nilaveli

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Trincomalee
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Arisimale Beach ©
Arisimale Beach

2
nights
Kalkudah, Sri Lanka

Kalkudah ©
On the 14th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral and then enjoy the sand and surf at Passikudah Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): make a trip to Coconut Cultural Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pasikudah Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Batticaloa Lighthouse, and finally snap pictures at Kallady Bridge.

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You can drive from Nilaveli to Kalkudah in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Male.

Things to do in Kalkudah

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Batticaloa
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Passikudah Beach ©
Passikudah Beach
Coconut Cultural Park ©
Coconut Cultural Park
Kallady Bridge ©
Kallady Bridge

2
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Rasfannu. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas and Maldive Victory. The adventure continues: cast your line with a fishing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), walk around Sultan Park, and hunt for treasures at Male Fish Market.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Male holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kalkudah to Male. In April in Male, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Rasdhoo.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Maldive Victory
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Maldive Victory ©
Maldive Victory
Spas
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Rasdhoo, Maldives

Rasdhoo ©
As the only inhabited island in the Rasdhoo Atoll, Rasdhoo serves as a basecamp of sorts for vacationing in the area.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bikini Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Veligandu Island Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rasdhoo trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Male to Rasdhoo in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in April, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rasdhoo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Veligandu Island Beach
Highlights from your plan
Veligandu Island Beach ©
Veligandu Island Beach
Shark Diving
Bikini Beach ©
Bikini Beach

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