12 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

12 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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12 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly + taxi:  14​h
1
Kandy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Anuradhapura
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
3
Hikkaduwa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Mirissa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Netolpitiya
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Cairo

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.
Popular historic sites such as Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Kandy Garrison Cemetery are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Ceylon Tea Museum and World Buddhist Museum capture your imagination. When in Kandy, make a side trip to see Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala, approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Udawattekele Sanctuary, make a trip to Kandy view point, and see the interesting displays at Kandy Brasswear Village.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy trip itinerary maker tool .

Cairo, Egypt to Kandy is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, flight, and bus. Traveling from Cairo to Kandy, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time 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

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dagoba of Thuparama, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruwanwelisaya Dagoba, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Maha Boodhi Temple, then make a trip to Isurumuniya Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Anuradhapura travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kandy to Anuradhapura in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
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Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Isurumuniya Temple ©
Isurumuniya Temple

2
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.
On the 18th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Tsunami Photo Museum, then see the interesting displays at Community Tsunami Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ahungalla Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Galle Fort and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hikkaduwa day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Anuradhapura to Hikkaduwa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mirissa.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then experience rural life at Handunugoda Tea Estate, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Snake Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Mirissa vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Hikkaduwa to Mirissa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Netolpitiya.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Netolpitiya

Netolpitiya ©
Most people take a trip to Netolpitiya to enjoy a classic beach holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara, take in the spiritual surroundings of Madunagala Hermitage, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa).

Plan my day in Netolpitiya using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Mirissa to Netolpitiya by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Netolpitiya are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. 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) ©
Indika Art Gallery ©
Indika Art Gallery

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