11 days in Maldives & Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Maldives & Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Male, Maldives
— 2 nights
2
Galle, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
3
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
4
Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
5
Ella, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
6
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights

2
nights
Male, Maldives

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.
Male is known for shopping, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), enjoy the sand and surf at Rasfannu, cast your line with a fishing tour, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Male trip builder site.

Krakow, Poland to Male is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Krakow to Male. When traveling from Krakow in August, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Male: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) ©
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Galle, Sri Lanka

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 24th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda, stroll through Jungle Beach, thenlook for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery, and finally steep yourself in history at Galle Fort.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Galle vacation builder app.

You can fly from Male to Galle in 8.5 hours. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Male to Galle due to the time zone difference. August in Galle sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Unawatuna
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Lak Gems & Jewellery ©
Lak Gems & Jewellery

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night
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.
On the 25th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, thenpause for some photo ops at Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kandy trip app.

Fly from Galle to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

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 Lake ©
Kandy Lake

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night
Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

Arugam Bay ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): look for gifts at Rice & Carry Bags Shop, contemplate the waterfront views at Arugam Bay, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kudumbigala Monastery.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Arugam Bay visit planner.

You can drive from Kandy to Arugam Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. August in Arugam Bay sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Historic Sites Shopping Nature
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Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse ©
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse
Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, thentake in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and then snap pictures at Nine Arches Bridge.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ella day trip app.

Getting from Arugam Bay to Ella by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Ella

Nature Parks
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): make a trip to Sigiriya, browse the exhibits of Pethikada, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sigiriya day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ella to Sigiriya takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dhilip De Alwis, Minneriya National Park, Golden Temple of Dambulla
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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