60 days in Sri Lanka, Kenya & Wantage Itinerary

60 days in Sri Lanka, Kenya & Wantage Itinerary

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Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
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Kalametiya, Sri Lanka
— 4 nights
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Kataragama, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
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Haputale, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
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Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
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Jaffna, Sri Lanka
— 4 nights
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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
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Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
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Drive to Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport, Fly to Mombasa Moi International Airport, Drive to Malindi
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Malindi, Kenya
— 4 nights
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly to London Heathrow Airport, Drive to Wantage
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Wantage, United Kingdom
— 29 nights
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tsunami Honganji Vihara and Narigama Beach. Community Tsunami Museum and Saint Mary's Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hikkaduwa: Spas (in Unawatuna) and Bentota Bazaar (in Bentota). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hikkaduwa online day trip planner.

London, UK to Hikkaduwa is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 5.5 hours traveling from London to Hikkaduwa due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Hikkaduwa reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kalametiya.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Kalametiya, Sri Lanka

Your inner history buff will appreciate Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara and Madunagala Hermitage. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) and Kahandamodara Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalametiya trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hikkaduwa to Kalametiya takes 2.5 hours. December in Kalametiya sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kataragama.

Things to do in Kalametiya

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Kataragama, Sri Lanka

Kataragama is a pilgrimage town sacred to Buddhist, Hindu and indigenous Vedda people of Sri Lanka. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kataragama Temple.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kataragama trip itinerary site.

Getting from Kalametiya to Kataragama by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Haputale.

Things to do in Kataragama

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Haputale, Sri Lanka

Nestled atop Uva, Sri Lanka's main mountain range, lies tranquil Haputale.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): stroll through Prabhawa Mountain Day View Point Haputale and then take some stellar pictures from Lipton’s Seat. On your second day here, indulge in some personalized pampering at 'Pleasure ' Ayurveda and then admire the sheer force of Bambarakanda Falls.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Haputale driving holiday planning website.

Getting from Kataragama to Haputale by car takes about 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Haputale

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

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Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

A center of Tamil culture and language, Trincomalee suffered greatly during the 30-year civil war, but the troubles haven't dimmed the natural and cultural charms of the place.
Step off the beaten path and head to Trincomalee War Cemetery and Scuba & Snorkeling. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple and Shaktipeeth Shri Shankari Devi Temple. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Nilaveli Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koneswaram Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Marble Beach, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Kanniya Hot Springs.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Trincomalee day trip website.

Getting from Haputale to Trincomalee by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Jaffna.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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Jaffna, Sri Lanka

A center of Tamil culture, the city of Jaffna remains in the process of rebuilding after suffering greatly during the civil war.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jaffna Fort and Nagadipa Purana Vihara. Step off the beaten path and head to Nallur Kovil and Casuarina Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Kovalam Beach in Karainagar (about 56 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Naga Pooshani Ambal Kovil, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, stroll through Seven Wells Beach, and make a trip to Maruthanamadam Anjaneyar Temple.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Jaffna trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Trincomalee to Jaffna by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Jaffna

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Isurumuniya Temple and Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi. Get a sense of the local culture at Jethawanaramaya Dagoba and Abhayagiri Dagaba. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Samadhi Statue, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura, contemplate the long history of Short Handed Statue, and explore the ancient world of Moonstone or Sandakada pahana.

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Drive from Jaffna to Anuradhapura in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kalpitiya.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites

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Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Church, Kalpitiya and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kalpitiya route builder site.

You can drive from Anuradhapura to Kalpitiya in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Malindi.

Things to do in Kalpitiya

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Malindi, Kenya

Offering pristine, palm-lined beaches, all-inclusive resorts, and warm, sunny weather, the port town of Malindi rightly established itself as one of Kenya's prime tourism spots.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Watamu Beach. Kids will enjoy Che Shale Beach and Yoga at Watamu Treehouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malindi: Watamu (Mida Creek & Local Ocean Conservation). It doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and take a peaceful walk through Arabuko-Sokoke Forest.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Malindi journey builder.

Explore your travel options from Kalpitiya to Malindi with the Route module. Traveling from Kalpitiya to Malindi, you'll gain 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Malindi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 23rd (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stroll through Olypunyata Swamp, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Maasai Mara National Reserve journey builder tool.

Fly from Malindi to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Malindi in January: highs in Maasai Mara National Reserve hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Wantage.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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Wantage, United Kingdom

Wantage is a market town and civil parish in the Vale of the White Horse, Oxfordshire, England. Get some historical perspective at Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote and National Trust - Great Coxwell Barn. Kids will appreciate attractions like Pennybridge Farm Alpacas and Abingdon County Hall Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Wantage: Army Flying Museum (in Stockbridge), Andover (All Saints Church, Thruxton Motorsport Centre, &more) and Deadman’s Plack (in Longparish). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Vale & Downland Museum, get to know the resident critters at Millets Farm Falconry Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Edward's Church, and steep yourself in history at Shaw House.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Wantage trip maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Wantage. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Wantage, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in January, you will find days in Wantage are cooler (9°C), and nights are slightly colder (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Wantage

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Sri Lanka travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.

Kenya travel guide

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Nature & Parks · National Parks · Safaris
The savannahs of Kenya contain some of the most iconic sights in Africa, stirred in the minds of many when they think of the continent. Big cats, elephants, and rhinos remain major inhabitants of this vast country, with a number of safari centers running trips across the region's World Heritage-listed national parks. Trips to rural villages, where many travelers choose to join up various volunteer projects, represent some of the most inspiring and enriching things to do in Kenya.