12 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

12 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Kandy
— 2 nights
2
Anuradhapura
— 2 nights
3
Hikkaduwa
— 2 nights
4
Mirissa
— 2 nights
5
Netolpitiya
— 2 nights

2
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Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Let the collections at World Buddhist Museum and Kandy Brasswear Village capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Udawattekele Sanctuary and Kandy Garrison Cemetery. Change things up with a short trip to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy War Cemetery, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, pause for some photo ops at Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kandy trip builder website.

Cairo, Egypt to Kandy is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Cairo to Kandy. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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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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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 16th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dagoba of Thuparama, then admire the striking features of Ruwanwelisaya, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isurumuniya Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Anuradhapura trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Kandy to Anuradhapura in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
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Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba
Abhayagiri Dagaba ©
Abhayagiri Dagaba

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Tsunami Photo Museum, see the interesting displays at Community Tsunami Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ahungalla Beach, and finally stroll through Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Galle Fort and then stroll through Jungle Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hikkaduwa trip planner.

Drive from Anuradhapura to Hikkaduwa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February, daytime highs in Hikkaduwa are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Ahungalla Beach, Galle Fort, Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, Tsunami Photo Museum, Jungle Beach
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Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort

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Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 20th (Tue), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then experience rural life at Handunugoda Tea Estate, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Snake Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirissa Beach and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mirissa trip itinerary site.

Drive from Hikkaduwa to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Mirissa can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Netolpitiya.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Handunugoda Tea Estate, Snake Farm
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Spas & Wellness

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Netolpitiya

Netolpitiya ©
Most people take a trip to Netolpitiya to enjoy a classic beach holiday.
On the 22nd (Thu), delve into the distant past at Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madunagala Hermitage, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa).

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Netolpitiya trip planning app.

Getting from Mirissa to Netolpitiya by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February in Netolpitiya, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Netolpitiya

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Tangalle
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Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara ©
Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara
Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) ©
Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa)
Indika Art Gallery ©
Indika Art Gallery

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