18 days in Sri Lanka & Maldives Itinerary

18 days in Sri Lanka & Maldives Itinerary

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
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Mirissa, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
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Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
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Ella, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
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Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
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Male, Maldives
— 3 nights

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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.
Step out of Kandy to go to Pinnawala and see Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, take in the awesome beauty at Hanthana Mountain Range, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and explore and take pictures at Royal Botanical Gardens.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy trip planner.

Muscat, Oman to Kandy is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Muscat to Kandy. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, 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
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery

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Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 7th (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach, and then look for gifts at LAZY.RIDE. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy the sand and surf at Mihiripenna Beach, and then relax in the rural setting at Nandana Tea Factory.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mirissa trip maker.

You can fly from Kandy to Mirissa in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Mihiripenna Beach, Nandana Tea Factory
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Mihiripenna Beach ©
Mihiripenna Beach
Spas & Wellness

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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.
Relax by the water at Jungle Beach and Ahungalla Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Hikkaduwa: Unawatuna (Scuba & Snorkeling, Japanese Peace Pagoda, &more), Bentota Beach (in Bentota) and Galle Fort (in Galle). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach, view the masterpieces at Saffron Robes, and examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hikkaduwa route planner.

Drive from Mirissa to Hikkaduwa in 1.5 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 drive to Ella.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Ahungalla Beach, Bentota Beach, Galle Fort
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach

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Ella, Sri Lanka

Ella ©
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
Step out of Ella to go to Nuwara Eliya and see Hakgala Botanic Gardens, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, take in the pleasant sights at Mahamevnawa Monastery, explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, and take in the exciting artwork at I Love Ceylon Gallery.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ella journey planning site.

Drive from Hikkaduwa to Ella in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Hakgala Botanic Gardens, Mahamevnawa Monastery
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yala National Park. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara, then don't miss a visit to Tissa Dagoba, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tissamaharama trip maker tool.

You can drive from Ella to Tissamaharama in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Tissamaharama are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Male.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Yala National Park
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park
Safaris
Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara ©
Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara

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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.
Relax by the water at Rasfannu and Hulhumale Beach. And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Male Fish Market, stroll around Sultan Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Artificial Beach, and steep yourself in history at Mulee Aage.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Male online tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Tissamaharama to Male with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Tissamaharama to Male is minus 0.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Tissamaharama in April since evenings lows in Male dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Hulhumale Beach
Highlights from your plan
Artificial Beach ©
Artificial Beach
Male Fish Market ©
Male Fish Market
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) ©
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)

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