11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai
Fly:  8 h
1
Anuradhapura
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Polonnaruwa
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Kalkudah
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Nilaveli
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 15 min
6
Mirissa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Hikkaduwa
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Anuradhapura

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.
On the 5th (Sun), admire the striking features of Ruwanwelisaya, thendon't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, thensnap pictures at Gal Palama (Stone Bridge) over Malwathu Oya, and finally make a trip to Mirisaveti Stupa.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Anuradhapura trip itinerary planning website.

Mumbai, India to Anuradhapura is an approximately 8-hour flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Polonnaruwa.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
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Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba
Mirisaveti Stupa ©
Mirisaveti Stupa

1
night
Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa ©
Lying 216 km (134 mi) from Colombo, Polonnaruwa offers a rich history second in Sri Lanka only to Arunadhapura.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Gal Vihara, make a trip to Sandakada Pahana, and then contemplate the long history of Gal Potha.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Polonnaruwa route planning app.

Traveling by car from Anuradhapura to Polonnaruwa takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kalkudah.

Things to do in Polonnaruwa

Historic Sites
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Gal Potha ©
Gal Potha
Sandakada Pahana ©
Sandakada Pahana
Gal Vihara ©
Gal Vihara

1
night
Kalkudah

Kalkudah ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Coconut Cultural Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Passikudah Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Kalkudah tour planner.

Traveling by car from Polonnaruwa to Kalkudah takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Nilaveli.

Things to do in Kalkudah

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Passikudah Beach ©
Passikudah Beach
Coconut Cultural Park ©
Coconut Cultural Park

1
night
Nilaveli

Nilaveli ©
The coastal resort town of Nilaveli draws visitors with its beaches, dive spots, and seaside hotels.
On the 8th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple, explore the different monuments and memorials at Trincomalee War Cemetery, and then kick back and relax at Nilaveli Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nilaveli route builder app.

You can drive from Kalkudah to Nilaveli in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Nilaveli

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Trincomalee
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple ©
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple
Trincomalee War Cemetery ©
Trincomalee War Cemetery

1
night
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
On the 9th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, thensee the interesting displays at World Buddhist Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kandy journey app.

You can drive from Nilaveli to Kandy in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

2
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 10th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Medawatta Beach, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Matara Beach, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): stroll through Kabalana Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Mirissa online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Kandy to Mirissa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April in Mirissa, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Matara, Kabalana Beach
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Matara Beach ©
Matara Beach
Medawatta Beach ©
Medawatta Beach

3
nights
Hikkaduwa

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Mihiripenna Beach and Ahungalla Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Narigama Beach and Seenigama Muhudu Viharaya. Change things up with these side-trips from Hikkaduwa: Bentota Beach (in Bentota), Kowilawatta Temple (in Balapitiya) and Lak Gems & Jewellery (in Unawatuna). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hikkaduwa Beach, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, view the masterpieces at Saffron Robes, and see the interesting displays at Community Tsunami Museum.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hikkaduwa road trip site.

Traveling by car from Mirissa to Hikkaduwa takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Hikkaduwa are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Bentota Beach, Kowilawatta Temple, Ahungalla Beach
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Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Mihiripenna Beach ©
Mihiripenna Beach

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