12 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

12 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kosgoda
— 1 day
2
Mirissa
— 2 nights
3
Habarana
— 3 nights
4
Anuradhapura
— 2 nights
5
Kandy
— 3 nights

1
day
Kosgoda

Kosgoda ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Protection Association, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, thenstroll through Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, and finally kick back and relax at Ahungalla Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kosgoda trip planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Kosgoda is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 3.5 hour difference. Traveling from Beirut in February, expect Kosgoda to be much hotter, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Kosgoda

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Sea Turtle Protection Association, Ahungalla Beach
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2
nights
Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 8th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mirissa vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kosgoda to Mirissa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In February, daily temperatures in Mirissa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Habarana.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa ©

3
nights
Habarana

Habarana ©
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hurulu Eco Park and Pethikada. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Habarana: Golden Temple of Dambulla (in Dambulla), Gal Vihara (in Polonnaruwa) and Lanka Silks (in Sigiriya). Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Kaudulla National Park. There's more to do: make a trip to Sigiriya and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Habarana route site.

Traveling by flight from Mirissa to Habarana takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Habarana

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Golden Temple of Dambulla, Gal Vihara
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Hurulu Eco Park ©
Hurulu Eco Park
Kaudulla National Park ©
Kaudulla National Park

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.
On the 13th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isurumuniya Temple, snap pictures at Gal Palama (Stone Bridge) over Malwathu Oya, and then stroll through Wilpattu National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Ruwanwelisaya, make a trip to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, thenexplore the activities along Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Anuradhapura trip builder site.

You can drive from Habarana to Anuradhapura in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Wilpattu National Park ©
Wilpattu National Park
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): make a trip to Kandy view point, thenexplore the activities along Kandy Lake, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally stroll through Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the collection at Buddhist Publication Society, thentake a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy War Cemetery.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kandy trip planning tool.

You can drive from Anuradhapura to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kandy

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Scuba & Snorkeling

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