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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Drive to Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport, Fly to Moi International Airport, Drive to Malindi
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Malindi, Kenya
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly to London Heathrow Airport, Drive to Wantage
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Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka — 3 nights

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 Narigama Beach. Community Tsunami Museum and Saint Mary's Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hikkaduwa: Bentota Bazaar (in Bentota) and Spas (in Unawatuna). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hikkaduwa online day trip planner.

London, UK to Hikkaduwa is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5.5 hours traveling from London to Hikkaduwa due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Hikkaduwa reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kalametiya.
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Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

Kalametiya, Sri Lanka — 4 nights

Your inner history buff will appreciate Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara and Tangalle Lighthouse. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) and Tuk Tuk Safari Tangalle.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Kalametiya online itinerary maker.

Getting from Hikkaduwa to Kalametiya by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kataragama.
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Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:

Kataragama, Sri Lanka — 1 night

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.
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Haputale, Sri Lanka — 2 nights

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.
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Trincomalee, Sri Lanka — 3 nights

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 Nilaveli Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple and Shaktipeeth Shri Shankari Devi Temple. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marble Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koneswaram Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Kanniya Hot Springs.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Trincomalee road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Haputale to Trincomalee takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Jaffna.
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Jaffna, Sri Lanka — 4 nights

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 Jaffna Fort and Naguleswaram Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Nallur Kovil and Nagadipa Purana Vihara. 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 Naga Pooshani Ambal Kovil, 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 take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Anuradhapura.
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Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:

Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka — 3 nights

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. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, take an unorthodox tour of Sakwala Chakraya (Star Gate), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruwanwelisaya, and pause for some photo ops at Samadhi Statue.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Anuradhapura trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Jaffna to Anuradhapura by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kalpitiya.
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Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka — 2 nights

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.
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Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:

Malindi, Kenya — 4 nights

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 Che Shale Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Yoga at Watamu Treehouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malindi: Watamu (Mida Creek & Local Ocean Conservation). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Watamu Beach and take a peaceful walk through Arabuko-Sokoke Forest.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Malindi journey builder.

Explore your travel options from Kalpitiya to Malindi with the Route module. Traveling from Kalpitiya to Malindi, you'll gain 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Maasai Mara National Reserve.
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Find places to stay Jan 18 — 22:

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya — 3 nights

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 7.5 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.
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Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:

Wantage, United Kingdom — 29 nights

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 Greenham Control Tower. Kids will appreciate attractions like Pennybridge Farm Alpacas and Shaw House. Change things up with these side-trips from Wantage: Deadman’s Plack (in Longparish), Army Flying Museum (in Stockbridge) and Andover (All Saints Church, Thruxton Circuit, &more). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Vale & Downland Museum, test your team's savvy at ExCLUEsive Games Escape Rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Edward's Church, and steep yourself in history at Chastleton House and Garden.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Wantage day trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Wantage with the Route module. The time zone changes from East Africa Time (EAT) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in January, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Wantage: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.
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Sri Lanka travel guide

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India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.
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Kenya travel guide

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Nature & Parks · National Parks · Safaris
The savannahs of Kenya contain some of the most iconic sights in Africa, stirred in the minds of many when they think of the continent. Big cats, elephants, and rhinos remain major inhabitants of this vast country, with a number of safari centers running trips across the region's World Heritage-listed national parks. Trips to rural villages, where many travelers choose to join up various volunteer projects, represent some of the most inspiring and enriching things to do in Kenya.
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