60 days in Sri Lanka, Kenya & Wantage Itinerary

60 days in Sri Lanka, Kenya & Wantage Itinerary

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Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
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Kalametiya, Sri Lanka
— 4 nights
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Kataragama, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
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Haputale, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
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Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
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Jaffna, Sri Lanka
— 4 nights
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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
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Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
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Malindi, Kenya
— 4 nights
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 3 nights
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Wantage, United Kingdom
— 29 nights

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tsunami Honganji Vihara and Spas. Community Tsunami Museum and Saint Mary's Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Hikkaduwa with a short trip to Bentota Bazaar in Bentota, about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Narigama Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hikkaduwa online trip planner.

London, UK to Hikkaduwa is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from London to Hikkaduwa, you'll lose 5.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, expect Hikkaduwa to be much hotter, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kalametiya.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
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Spas
Narigama Beach ©
Narigama Beach
Community Tsunami Museum ©
Community Tsunami Museum

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Kalametiya, Sri Lanka

Kalametiya ©
Get some cultural insight at Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara and Tangalle Lighthouse. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tuk Tuk Safari Tangalle and Tangalle Lagoon.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kalametiya trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Hikkaduwa to Kalametiya takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Kataragama.

Things to do in Kalametiya

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
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Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara ©
Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara
Tuk Tuk Safari Tangalle ©
Tuk Tuk Safari Tangalle
Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) ©
Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa)

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Kataragama, Sri Lanka

Kataragama ©
Kataragama is a pilgrimage town sacred to Buddhist, Hindu and indigenous Vedda people of Sri Lanka. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kataragama Temple.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kataragama trip itinerary site.

Getting from Kalametiya to Kataragama by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Haputale.

Things to do in Kataragama

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:
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Kataragama Temple ©
Kataragama Temple

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Haputale, Sri Lanka

Haputale ©
Nestled atop Uva, Sri Lanka's main mountain range, lies tranquil Haputale.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): stroll through Prabhawa Mountain Day View Point Haputale and then take some stellar pictures from Lipton’s Seat. On your second day here, indulge in some personalized pampering at 'Pleasure ' Ayurveda and then admire the sheer force of Bambarakanda Falls.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Haputale driving holiday planning website.

Getting from Kataragama to Haputale by car takes about 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Haputale

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Nature

Side Trips

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Lipton’s Seat ©
Lipton’s Seat
Bambarakanda Falls ©
Bambarakanda Falls

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Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Trincomalee ©
A center of Tamil culture and language, Trincomalee suffered greatly during the 30-year civil war, but the troubles haven't dimmed the natural and cultural charms of the place.
Step off the beaten path and head to Trincomalee War Cemetery and Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple. Do some cultural sightseeing at Koneswaram Temple and Shaktipeeth Shri Shankari Devi Temple. There's still lots to do: stroll through Nilaveli Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, witness a stunning natural landmark at Kanniya Hot Springs, and kick back and relax at Marble Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Trincomalee trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Haputale to Trincomalee takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Jaffna.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:
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Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple ©
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple
Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Trincomalee War Cemetery ©
Trincomalee War Cemetery

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Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Jaffna ©
A center of Tamil culture, the city of Jaffna remains in the process of rebuilding after suffering greatly during the civil war.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nallur Kovil and Nagadipa Purana Vihara. Step off the beaten path and head to Naga Pooshani Ambal Kovil and Jaffna Fort. Change things up with a short trip to Kovalam Beach in Karainagar (about 58 minutes away). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naguleswaram Temple, kick back and relax at Casuarina Beach, don't miss a visit to Maruthanamadam Anjaneyar Temple, and get engrossed in the history at Jaffna Archaeological Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaffna planning tool.

Traveling by car from Trincomalee to Jaffna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Jaffna

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:
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Nallur Kovil ©
Nallur Kovil
Naga Pooshani Ambal Kovil ©
Naga Pooshani Ambal Kovil
Nagadipa Purana Vihara ©
Nagadipa Purana Vihara

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Isurumuniya Temple and Moonstone or Sandakada pahana. Get a sense of the local culture at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi and Abhayagiri Dagaba. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura, gain insight at Short Handed Statue, and pause for some photo ops at Samadhi Statue.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Anuradhapura trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Jaffna to Anuradhapura by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kalpitiya.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:
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Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba
Abhayagiri Dagaba ©
Abhayagiri Dagaba

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Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Church, Kalpitiya and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kalpitiya route builder site.

You can drive from Anuradhapura to Kalpitiya in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Malindi.

Things to do in Kalpitiya

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Dutch Church, Kalpitiya ©
Dutch Church, Kalpitiya

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Malindi, Kenya

Malindi ©
Offering pristine, palm-lined beaches, all-inclusive resorts, and warm, sunny weather, the port town of Malindi rightly established itself as one of Kenya's prime tourism spots.
Explore hidden gems such as Watamu Beach and Mida Creek. Kids will enjoy Nature & Wildlife Tours and Yoga at Watamu Treehouse. Take a break from Malindi with a short trip to Local Ocean Conservation in Watamu, about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Che Shale Beach, take a peaceful walk through Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Malindi itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Kalpitiya to Malindi with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to East Africa Time is minus 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Malindi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 22:
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Watamu Beach ©
Watamu Beach
Che Shale Beach ©
Che Shale Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 23rd (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stroll through Olypunyata Swamp, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Maasai Mara National Reserve journey builder tool.

Fly from Malindi to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Malindi in January: highs in Maasai Mara National Reserve hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Wantage.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:
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Safaris
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Olypunyata Swamp ©
Olypunyata Swamp

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Wantage, United Kingdom

Wantage ©
Wantage is a market town and civil parish in the Vale of the White Horse, Oxfordshire, England. Get some historical perspective at Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote and White Horse Hill. Kids will appreciate attractions like Pennybridge Farm Alpacas and Finkley Down Farm Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Wantage: Andover (All Saints Church & Thruxton Motorsport Centre), Army Flying Museum (in Stockbridge) and Deadman’s Plack (in Longparish). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Vale & Downland Museum, experience rural life at Millets Farm Centre, test your team's savvy at ExCLUEsive Games Escape Rooms, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Edward's Church.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Wantage trip maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Wantage. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Wantage, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in January, you will find days in Wantage are cooler (9°C), and nights are slightly colder (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Wantage

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 26 — Feb 24:
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The Vyne ©
The Vyne
Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote ©
Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote
White Horse Hill ©
White Horse Hill

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