18 days in Sri Lanka & Maldives Itinerary

18 days in Sri Lanka & Maldives Itinerary

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Hambantota, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
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Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
— 5 nights
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Nilaveli, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
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Kalkudah, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
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Male, Maldives
— 2 nights
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Rasdhoo, Maldives
— 2 nights

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Hambantota, Sri Lanka

Hambantota ©
Hambantota is the main town in Hambantota District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka. Take a break from the city and head to Kumana National Park and Kahandamodara Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary and Ussangoda National Park. Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Bundala National Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hambantota online holiday planner.

Muscat, Oman to Hambantota is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. April in Hambantota sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Hambantota

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Sinharaja Forest Reserve. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Narigama Beach and Ahungalla Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Unawatuna (Japanese Peace Pagoda & Made In Ceylon), Handunugoda Tea Estate (in Ahangama) and Dutch Reformed Church (in Galle). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, see the interesting displays at Community Tsunami Museum, and don't miss a visit to Tsunami Honganji Vihara.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hikkaduwa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hambantota to Hikkaduwa takes 2.5 hours. In April in Hikkaduwa, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nilaveli.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Galle, Unawatuna, Galagoda Shailatharama Viharaya, Ahungalla Beach, Handunugoda Tea Estate
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Narigama Beach ©
Narigama Beach

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Nilaveli, Sri Lanka

Nilaveli ©
The coastal resort town of Nilaveli draws visitors with its beaches, dive spots, and seaside hotels.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): kick back and relax at Arisimale Beach and then stroll through Nilaveli Beach. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: 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.

Plan my trip to Nilaveli with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Hikkaduwa to Nilaveli in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kalkudah.

Things to do in Nilaveli

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Trincomalee
Highlights from your plan
Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Arisimale Beach ©
Arisimale Beach

2
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Kalkudah, Sri Lanka

Kalkudah ©
On the 14th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral and then enjoy the sand and surf at Passikudah Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Coconut Cultural Park, enjoy the sea views from Batticaloa Lighthouse, and then take in the views from Kallady Bridge.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kalkudah trip planner.

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

Things to do in Kalkudah

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Batticaloa
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Passikudah Beach ©
Passikudah Beach
Coconut Cultural Park ©
Coconut Cultural Park
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral

2
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Sultan Park and Jumhooree Maidhaan. Get outdoors at Rasfannu and Fishing Charters & Tours. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Mulee Aage, browse the eclectic array of goods at Male Fish Market, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and admire the striking features of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque).

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Male online trip maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kalkudah to Male. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Maldives Time (MVT), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Rasdhoo.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours
Mulee Aage ©
Mulee Aage

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Rasdhoo, Maldives

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

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rasdhoo tour planning app.

Getting from Male to Rasdhoo by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Rasdhoo are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rasdhoo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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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