43 days in India, Sri Lanka & Male Itinerary

43 days in India, Sri Lanka & Male Itinerary

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43 days in India, Sri Lanka & Male Itinerary

Start: Turku, Finland
Fly + Drive:  17​h
1
Goa, India
— 9 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
2
Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
— 9 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
— 9 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 45​min
4
Male, Maldives
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
5
Havelock Island, India
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Turku, Finland


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9
nights
Goa, India

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Relax by the water at Arambol Beach and Morjim Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mandrem Beach and Majorda Beach. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Utorda Beach, kick back and relax at Betalbatim Beach, look for gifts at GM Jewellers, and make a trip to Dona Paula Beach and Viewpoint.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Goa trip itinerary builder site .

Turku, Finland to Goa is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to India Standard Time is 3 hours. In January, Goa is much hotter than Turku - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Arossim Beach ©
Arossim Beach
Majorda Beach ©
Majorda Beach
Betalbatim Beach ©
Betalbatim Beach

9
nights
Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

Hikkaduwa ©
One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
You'll get in some beach time at Ahungalla Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project. Change things up with these side-trips from Hikkaduwa: Bentota (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Sea Turtle Protection Association, & more), Sinharaja Forest Reserve (in Galle) and Induruwa Sea Turtle Conservation Project & Sea Turtle Information Center (in Induruwa). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kalutara Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Panadura Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Sanctuary, and stroll through Narigama Beach.

Plan trip to Hikkaduwa with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Goa to Hikkaduwa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. When traveling from Goa in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Hikkaduwa, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kosgoda, Bentota, Ahungalla, Kalutara, Ambalangoda
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Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Narigama Beach ©
Narigama Beach

9
nights
Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

Unawatuna ©
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Sea Turtle Farm. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Jungle Beach and Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa). Venture out of the city with trips to Mirissa (Mirissa Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching), Nandana Tea Factory (in Akuressa) and Turtle Conservation Project Turtle Watch (in Rekawa).

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Unawatuna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hikkaduwa to Unawatuna takes an hour. In February, daytime highs in Unawatuna are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Male.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Galle, Tangalle, Matara, Mirissa, Nandana Tea Factory
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Mihiripenna Beach ©
Mihiripenna Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

6
nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Hulhumale Beach and Rasfannu. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Hulhumale Mosque. Take a break from Male with a short trip to HP Reef in Furanafushi Island, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Friday Mosque, and take in the views from Sinamale Bridge.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Male trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Unawatuna to Male. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Havelock Island.

Things to do in Male

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

North Male Atoll, Hulhumale, Hulhumale, HP Reef
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HP Reef ©
HP Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Artificial Beach ©
Artificial Beach

5
nights
Havelock Island, India

Havelock Island ©
Known for its scuba diving spots, picturesque beaches, and relaxed atmosphere, Havelock Island stands out as the largest island in the archipelago, and one of the most tourist-oriented places in the Andaman Islands.
Explore hidden gems such as Govind Nagar Beach and Vijaynagar Beach. Relax by the water at Radhanagar Beach and Kalapathar Beach. There's still lots to do: stroll through Elephant Beach, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take a peaceful walk through Mangrove Forest, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Havelock Island holiday builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Male to Havelock Island. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Havelock Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Radhanagar Beach ©
Radhanagar Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Elephant Beach ©
Elephant Beach

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