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 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at National Museum, get a new perspective on things with Dune Maldives Diving Center, and then look for gifts at Island Bazaar.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Male trip itinerary planning site.

Ahmedabad, India to Male is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Ahmedabad to Male. When traveling from Ahmedabad in April, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Male: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Male

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

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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)
3.9

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at Oak Spa, look for gifts at Angolo Souvenir shop, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Maafushi Island trip itinerary app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Male to Maafushi Island. In April, daytime highs in Maafushi Island are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore and take pictures 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 ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kandy road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Maafushi Island to Kandy takes 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Maafushi Island to Kandy. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

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Water Body
Kandy Lake
3.9

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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.
On the 6th (Tue), make a trip to Sigiriya Fortress and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dambulla day trip planner.

Drive from Kandy to Dambulla in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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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.
Shop till you drop at Tsunami Photo Museum and Dress Palace. You'll get in some beach time at Jungle Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Unawatuna: Community Tsunami Museum (in Hikkaduwa) and Mirissa (Mirissa Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching).

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Unawatuna online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Dambulla to Unawatuna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April, daily temperatures in Unawatuna can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

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Beach
Jungle Beach
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