11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kandy
— 2 nights
2
Habarana
— 2 nights
3
Trincomalee
— 3 nights
4
Jaffna
— 1 night
5
Anuradhapura
— 2 nights

2
nights
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 your second day here, examine the collection at Ceylon Tea Museum, examine the collection at World Buddhist Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, thenstroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to Kandy view point.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kandy is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Kandy, you'll gain 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Habarana.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

2
nights
Habarana

Habarana ©
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Sigiriya Museum, view the masterpieces at Pethikada, thenlook for gifts at Lanka Silks, and finally Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla.

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Traveling by car from Kandy to Habarana takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Habarana

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Minneriya National Park, Golden Temple of Dambulla
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park
Sigiriya Museum ©
Sigiriya Museum

3
nights
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.
On the 27th (Mon), stroll the grounds of Trincomalee War Cemetery, thensee some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nilaveli Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): examine the collection at Hoods Tower Museum, stroll through Trincomalee Beach, and then kick back and relax at Marble Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Trincomalee day trip app.

Drive from Habarana to Trincomalee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Jaffna.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Nilaveli
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Trincomalee War Cemetery ©
Trincomalee War Cemetery

1
night
Jaffna

Jaffna ©
A center of Tamil culture, the city of Jaffna remains in the process of rebuilding after suffering greatly during the civil war.
On the 29th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Nallur Kovil, get engrossed in the history at Jaffna Archaeological Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Jaffna Fort.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jaffna trip planner.

Getting from Trincomalee to Jaffna by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Jaffna

Historic Sites Museums
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Nallur Kovil ©
Nallur Kovil
Jaffna Fort ©
Jaffna Fort
Jaffna Archaeological Museum ©
Jaffna Archaeological Museum

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire the striking features of Ruwanwelisaya, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Isurumuniya Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Short Handed Statue, contemplate the waterfront views at Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna), pause for some photo ops at Samadhi Statue, thenmake a trip to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dagoba of Thuparama.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Anuradhapura trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Jaffna to Anuradhapura by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. On the 1st (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba
Samadhi Statue ©
Samadhi Statue

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