43 days in Sri Lanka, Male & Havelock Island Itinerary

43 days in Sri Lanka, Male & Havelock Island Itinerary

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1
Male, Maldives
— 7 nights
2
Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
— 13 nights
3
Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 12 nights
4
Havelock Island, India
— 6 nights

7
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: Artificial Beach and Hulhumale Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to HP Reef and Rasfannu. Take a break from Male with a short trip to Hulhumale Mosque in Hulhumale, about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Banana Reef, examine the collection at National Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Friday Mosque.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Male trip planning site.

Vaasa, Finland to Male is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vaasa to Male is 3 hours. In January, Male is much hotter than Vaasa - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Male

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hulhumale, Hulhumale, Banana Reef, HP Reef
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Artificial Beach ©
Artificial Beach
HP Reef ©
HP Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling

13
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Narigama Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Relax by the water at Hikkaduwa Beach and Jungle Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hikkaduwa: Bentota (Sea Turtle Protection Association & Bentota Beach), Galle (Spas, Galle Fort, &more) and Kosgoda (Kosgoda Turtle Care, Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, &more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Mihiripenna Beach, stroll through Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hikkaduwa sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Male to Hikkaduwa with the Route module. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Male to Hikkaduwa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Male in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Hikkaduwa, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Galle, Unawatuna, Bentota, Kosgoda, Kalutara
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Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach

12
nights
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Visit Negombo Beach and Panadura Beach for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Elephant Freedom Project and Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara. Venture out of the city with trips to Negombo (Scuba & Snorkeling, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more), Our Turtle Conservation Project (in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia) and Pinnawala (Mahamevnawa Amadahara Buddhist Monastery Pinnawala & Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage). There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Seema Malakaya Temple, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and look for gifts at Salie's Fine Jewelry & Gem Stones.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Colombo vacation app.

Getting from Hikkaduwa to Colombo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. February in Colombo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Havelock Island.

Things to do in Colombo

Wildlife Tours Parks

Side Trips

Negombo, Pinnawala, Elephant Freedom Project, Panadura Beach, Our Turtle Conservation Project
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Elephant Freedom Project ©
Elephant Freedom Project
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Govind Nagar Beach and Inglis Island. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Elephant Beach, get outside with Outdoor Activities, take a peaceful walk through Mangrove Forest, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Havelock Island tour planning website.

You can fly from Colombo to Havelock Island in 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to 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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