11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly + Drive:  18​h 15​min
1
Uda Walawe National Park
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
2
Anuradhapura
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
4
Mirissa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Hikkaduwa
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  16​h
End: Bucharest

1
night
Uda Walawe National Park

Uda Walawe National Park ©
One of the primary nature reserves in the country, Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Udawalawe National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Uda Walawe National Park journey maker app .

Bucharest, Romania to Uda Walawe National Park is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Bucharest to Uda Walawe National Park is 3 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Bucharest in December; daily highs in Uda Walawe National Park reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Uda Walawe National Park

Outdoors Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Safaris
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Udawalawe National Park ©
Udawalawe National Park
Safaris

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 30th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Ranmasu Uyana, then snap pictures at Gal Palama (Stone Bridge) over Malwathu Oya, and then don't miss a visit to Mihintale.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Anuradhapura trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Uda Walawe National Park to Anuradhapura in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
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Ranmasu Uyana ©
Ranmasu Uyana
Mihintale ©
Mihintale

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 31st (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy War Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Temple of the Tooth, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kandy online journey planner .

Getting from Anuradhapura to Kandy by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Kandy

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

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Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): appreciate the history behind Kushta Raja Gala, stroll through Mirissa Beach, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mirissa tour itinerary planning website .

Getting from Kandy to Mirissa by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In December in Mirissa, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Mirissa

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Kushta Raja Gala
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Spas

5
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.
Seenigama Muhudu Viharaya and Naga Viharaya will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Community Tsunami Museum and Saffron Robes Gallery and Studio. Change things up with these side-trips from Hikkaduwa: Ahungalla Beach (in Ahungalla), Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Kalutara) and Bentota (Bentota Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching). The adventure continues: stroll through Narigama Beach, identify plant and animal life at Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, stop by Crestar, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hikkaduwa trip maker website .

You can drive from Mirissa to Hikkaduwa in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Hikkaduwa are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bentota, Ahungalla Beach, Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, Crestar, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Narigama Beach ©
Narigama Beach

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