24 days in Mauritius, Sri Lanka & Maldives Itinerary

24 days in Mauritius, Sri Lanka & Maldives Itinerary

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Maalhos, Maldives
— 1 night
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Male, Maldives
— 4 nights
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
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Dambulla, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
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Anse La Raie, Mauritius
— 2 nights
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Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 3 nights
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Rodrigues Island, Mauritius
— 1 night
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Le Morne, Mauritius
— 3 nights

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Maalhos, Maldives

Maalhos ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with Maldivers Diving Centre. On the next day, see the vivid underwater world at Hanifaru Bay Marine Protected Area.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Maalhos day trip planning tool.

London, UK to Maalhos is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Maldives Time (MVT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Male.

Things to do in Maalhos

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Hanifaru Bay Marine Protected Area ©
Hanifaru Bay Marine Protected Area

4
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Male, Maldives

Male ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Artificial Beach and Maverick Style. Explore hidden gems such as Veli Spa at Kurumba Maldives and Grand Friday Mosque. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), make a trip to Sinamale Bridge, look for gifts at Island Bazaar, and see the interesting displays at National Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Male day trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Maalhos to Male. In January in Male, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 11:
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Artificial Beach ©
Artificial Beach
Grand Friday Mosque ©
Grand Friday Mosque
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) ©
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)

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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 12th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then don't miss a visit to Galmaduwa temple kandy, and finally make a trip to Degaldoruwa Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Kandy War Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Raja Museum, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kandy trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Male to Kandy in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Male to Kandy, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites · Spas · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 13:
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Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery

2
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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Anuradhapura ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Ranmasu Uyana, delve into the distant past at Sakwala Chakraya (Star Gate), then delve into the distant past at Moonstone or Sandakada pahana, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Swasti Ayurvedic Treatment Center & Spa. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruwanwelisaya and then snap pictures at Gal Palama (Stone Bridge) over Malwathu Oya.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Anuradhapura journey maker app.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Anuradhapura takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 15:
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Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya
Ranmasu Uyana ©
Ranmasu Uyana
Sakwala Chakraya (Star Gate) ©
Sakwala Chakraya (Star Gate)

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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 16th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Temple of Dambulla, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dambulla Royal Cave Temple, and then make a trip to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs. On the next day, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at sigiri art gallery, view the masterpieces at Pethikada, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis.

For where to stay and other tourist information, read Dambulla planner.

Drive from Anuradhapura to Dambulla in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Anse La Raie.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Dambulla Royal Cave Temple ©
Dambulla Royal Cave Temple
Dhilip De Alwis ©
Dhilip De Alwis

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Anse La Raie, Mauritius

Anse La Raie ©
On the 18th (Wed), see Quad Activities and then stroll through Anse La Raie Beach. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with La Mouette Martial and then kick back and relax at Ile Plate Beach.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Anse La Raie tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Dambulla to Anse La Raie with the Route module. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Dambulla to Anse La Raie due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Anse La Raie are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Anse La Raie

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
La Mouette Martial ©
La Mouette Martial
Ile Plate Beach ©
Ile Plate Beach
Anse La Raie Beach ©
Anse La Raie Beach

3
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Grand Baie, Mauritius

Grand Baie ©
Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to BASE Diving Centre Ltd and Belle Mare Beach. Relax by the water at Bras d'Eau Public Beach and Pereybere Beach. Explore Grand Baie's surroundings by going to Pointe de Flacq (Constance Links Golf & Sagar Shiv Mandir). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Ved Holistic Care Centre, kick back and relax at Post Lafayette Beach, play a few rounds at Mont Choisy Le Golf, and take an unforgettable tour with Corail Helicopteres.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Grand Baie tour planning app.

Grand Baie is just a stone's throw from Anse La Raie. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Rodrigues Island.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:
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Mont Choisy Le Golf ©
Mont Choisy Le Golf
Constance Links Golf ©
Constance Links Golf
Ved Holistic Care Centre ©
Ved Holistic Care Centre

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Rodrigues Island, Mauritius

Rodrigues Island ©
Flung far out in the middle of the Indian Ocean, rocky Rodrigues Island sits in a turquoise lagoon surrounded by a fringing coral reef.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the striking features of St Johns Church, then take a peaceful walk through Grand Montagne Nature Reserve, and then kick back and relax at Trou d'Argent Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rodrigues Island driving holiday site.

Fly from Grand Baie to Rodrigues Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In January in Rodrigues Island, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Le Morne.

Things to do in Rodrigues Island

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Trou d'Argent Beach ©
Trou d'Argent Beach
Grand Montagne Nature Reserve ©
Grand Montagne Nature Reserve

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Le Morne, Mauritius

Le Morne ©
A rugged rock crag surrounded by white-sand beaches and an emerald lagoon marks Le Morne, a World Heritage Site.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Le Morne Brabant and Le Morne Beach. Visiting Dolphin Warrior and Ebony Forest Reserve will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: push the limits with Explorers Mauritius, appreciate the history behind International Slave Route Monument, and contemplate the waterfront views at Underwater Waterfall.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Le Morne trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Rodrigues Island to Le Morne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In January, daytime highs in Le Morne are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Le Morne

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Ebony Forest Reserve ©
Ebony Forest Reserve
Le Morne Brabant ©
Le Morne Brabant
Explorers Mauritius ©
Explorers Mauritius

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