43 days in Sri Lanka, India & Male Itinerary

43 days in Sri Lanka, India & Male Itinerary

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43 days in Sri Lanka, India & Male Itinerary

Start: Turku, Finland
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Male, Maldives
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  13​h
2
Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
— 9 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
— 10 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  19​h 45​min
4
Havelock Island, India
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Port Blair, India
— 9 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Turku, Finland


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6
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.
Relax by the water at Hulhumale Beach and Artificial Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and HP Reef. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Friday Mosque, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Male Fish Market.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Male online trip itinerary planner .

Turku, Finland to Male is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Turku to Male. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Turku in January: high temperatures in Male hover around 36°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

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

9
nights
Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

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.
Relax by the water at Narigama Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Sinharaja Forest Reserve. Explore Hikkaduwa's surroundings by going to Bentota Beach (in Bentota), Kosgoda (KOSGODA Turtle Conservation and Research Centre & Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project) and Ahungalla (Ahungalla Beach & Ahungalla Sea Turtles Conservation And Research Center). The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, kick back and relax at Kalutara Beach, examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Beruwala Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hikkaduwa trip itinerary planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Male to Hikkaduwa. Expect slightly colder evenings in Hikkaduwa when traveling from Male in February, with lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kosgoda, Colombo, Kalutara, Bentota, Ahungalla
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours

10
nights
Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

Unawatuna ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mihiripenna Beach and Turtle Conservation Project Turtle Watch. We've included these beaches for you: Jungle Beach and Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Unawatuna: Mirissa Beach (in Mirissa), Nandana Tea Factory (in Akuressa) and Matara (Polhena Beach & Matara Beach).

To find reviews and more tourist information, read Unawatuna trip itinerary builder app .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Havelock Island.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Galle, Tangalle, Matara, Sea Turtle Conservation Project (Koggala), Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery
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Mihiripenna Beach ©
Mihiripenna Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sea Turtle Farm ©
Sea Turtle Farm

6
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Radhanagar Beach and Vijaynagar Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fishing Charters & Tours and Inglis Island. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Elephant Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Kalapathar Beach, and delve into the lush surroundings at Mangrove Forest.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Havelock Island trip itinerary planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Unawatuna to Havelock Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Blair.

Things to do in Havelock Island

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

9
nights
Port Blair, India

Port Blair ©
The capital and largest city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair acts as a gateway to the landmasses that lie in the Bay of Bengal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Wandoor Beach. Relax by the water at Corbyn's Cove and Munda Pahad Beach. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cellular Jail, step off the mainland to explore Ross Island, take in the waterfront activity at Phoenix Bay Jetty, and steep yourself in history at Chatham Saw Mill.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Port Blair visit site .

You can drive from Havelock Island to Port Blair in 3.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Port Blair are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Blair

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Cellular Jail ©
Cellular Jail
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wandoor Beach ©
Wandoor Beach

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