8 days in Maldives & Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Maldives & Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Male, Maldives
— 1 night
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Maafushi Island, Maldives
— 1 night
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
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Dambulla, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
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Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights

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Male, Maldives

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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 2nd (Fri): admire the striking features of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) and then hunt for treasures at Male Fish Market. On the next day, examine the collection at National Museum, then see some colorful creatures with Dune Maldives Diving Center, and then look for gifts at Island Bazaar.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Male trip itinerary maker.

Ahmedabad, India to Male is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Ahmedabad to Male, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ahmedabad in April, expect nights in Male to be a bit warmer, around 32°C, while days are slightly colder, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Male

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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Specialty Museum
National Museum
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Flea Market
Male Fish Market
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Architectural Building
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)
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Maafushi Island, Maldives

With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at Oak Spa, stop by Angolo Souvenir shop, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Maafushi Island trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Male to Maafushi Island. In April, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Spas
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Angolo Souvenir shop
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Maafushi Island to Kandy takes 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Maldives Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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Water Body
Kandy Lake
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Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Sigiriya Fortress and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Dambulla trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Dambulla takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Must see
Sigiriya Fortress
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Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

Unawatuna ©
Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
Head to Tsunami Photo Museum and Dress Palacefor plenty of shopping. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Jungle Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Unawatuna: Mirissa (Mirissa Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Community Tsunami Museum (in Hikkaduwa).

To see reviews and other tourist information, read Unawatuna online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Dambulla to Unawatuna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April in Unawatuna, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Beach
Jungle Beach
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