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:  26​h
1
Havelock Island, India
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Port Blair, India
— 5 nights
Fly + ferry:  7​h
3
Male, Maldives
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  13​h
4
Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
— 8 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
— 8 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Mumbai, India
— 8 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Turku, Finland


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4
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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Elephant Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kalapathar Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stroll through Govind Nagar Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Havelock Island trip planner .

Turku, Finland to Havelock Island is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Turku to Havelock Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Port Blair.

Things to do in Havelock Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Radhanagar Beach ©
Radhanagar Beach
Govind Nagar Beach ©
Govind Nagar Beach
Kalapathar Beach ©
Kalapathar Beach

5
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Corbyn's Cove and Ferar Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jolly Buoy Island and Wandoor Beach. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Chidiya Tapu, step off the mainland to explore North Bay Island Andaman, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and contemplate the long history of Chatham Saw Mill.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Blair trip tool .

You can drive from Havelock Island to Port Blair in 3.5 hours. In February in Port Blair, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Male.

Things to do in Port Blair

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Corbyn's Cove ©
Corbyn's Cove
Chidiya Tapu ©
Chidiya Tapu
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Visit Hulhumale Beach and Artificial Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Maldive Victory. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Male: HP Reef (in Furanafushi Island) and Hulhumale Mosque (in Hulhumale). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the vivid underwater world at Banana Reef, take in the views from Sinamale Bridge, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Male Fish Market.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Male online trip planner .

Getting from Port Blair to Male by combination of flight and ferry takes about 7 hours. February in Male sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Hulhumale, North Male Atoll, HP Reef
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Scuba & Snorkeling
HP Reef ©
HP Reef
Banana Reef ©
Banana Reef

8
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Ahungalla Beach and Kalutara Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Sinharaja Forest Reserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hikkaduwa: Bentota (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Sea Turtle Protection Association, & more), Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project (in Kosgoda) and Ahungalla Sea Turtles Conservation And Research Center (in Ahungalla). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Tsunami Honganji Vihara, take in the exciting artwork at Tsunami Photo Museum, kick back and relax at Akurala Beach, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hikkaduwa holiday builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Male to Hikkaduwa. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Hikkaduwa when traveling from Male in February, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bentota, Kosgoda, Ahungalla, Kalutara, Sinharaja Forest Reserve
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours

8
nights
Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

Relax by the water at Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) and Mirissa Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Sea Turtle Farm. Change things up with these side-trips from Unawatuna: Nandana Tea Factory (in Akuressa), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mirissa) and Matara (Snake Farm & Matara Beach).

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Unawatuna trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Hikkaduwa to Unawatuna in an hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Galle, Tangalle, Mirissa, Matara, Handunugoda Tea Estate
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

8
nights
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nariman Point and Juhu Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mumbai: Navi Mumbai (Jewel Of Navi Mumbai, Nerul Balaji Temple, & more). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, cruise along Marine Drive, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mount Mary Basilica.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mumbai trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Unawatuna to Mumbai takes 8 hours. Traveling from Unawatuna in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Mumbai, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Navi Mumbai
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Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Juhu Beach ©
Juhu Beach
Nariman Point
Nariman Point

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