8 days in Sri Lanka & Maldives Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka & Maldives Itinerary

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
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Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
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Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
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Maafushi Island, Maldives
— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and finally stroll through Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kandy trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Kandy is an approximately 7-hour flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Kandy

Side Trip

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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the exciting artwork at Saffron Robes. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum, then view the masterpieces at Tsunami Photo Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bentota Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Unawatuna trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Kandy to Unawatuna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Unawatuna are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

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Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Sigiriya ©
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): stroll through Dhilip De Alwis and then explore the ancient world of Sigiriya.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sigiriya trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Unawatuna to Sigiriya takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Dhilip De Alwis ©
Dhilip De Alwis

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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 12th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Bikini Beach and then look for gifts at Angolo Souvenir shop.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Maafushi Island trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Sigiriya to Maafushi Island in 6.5 hours. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Sigiriya to Maafushi Island due to the time zone difference. In December in Maafushi Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Angolo Souvenir shop ©
Angolo Souvenir shop

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