13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Singapore
Fly:  9 h
1
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Jaffna
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Anuradhapura
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Kandy
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
5
Hikkaduwa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Weligatta
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Mirissa
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Singapore

2
nights
Sigiriya

Sigiriya ©
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): explore the ancient world of Sigiriya, explore the galleries of Pethikada, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sigiriya day trip site.

Singapore, Singapore to Sigiriya is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Singapore to Sigiriya due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Jaffna.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Polonnaruwa, Golden Temple of Dambulla, Dambulla Cave Temple
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Polonnaruwa Vatadage ©
Polonnaruwa Vatadage

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naga Pooshani Ambal Kovil, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nagadipa Purana Vihara, thensteep yourself in history at Jaffna Fort, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nallur Kovil.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Jaffna day trip website.

You can drive from Sigiriya to Jaffna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Jaffna

Historic Sites
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Nagadipa Purana Vihara ©
Nagadipa Purana Vihara
Nallur Kovil ©
Nallur Kovil
Naga Pooshani Ambal Kovil ©
Naga Pooshani Ambal Kovil

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, thenadmire the striking features of Ruwanwelisaya, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Isurumuniya Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Ritigala Forest Monastery.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Anuradhapura road trip planning website.

Drive from Jaffna to Anuradhapura in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
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Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Ritigala Forest Monastery ©
Ritigala Forest Monastery
Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally see the interesting displays at World Buddhist Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Kandy War Cemetery, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Udawattekele Sanctuary, thenexplore the activities along Kandy Lake, and finally examine the collection at Kandy Brasswear Village.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Kandy fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Anuradhapura to Kandy takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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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
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then see the interesting displays at Community Tsunami Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, stroll through Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara, and then browse the exhibits of Tsunami Photo Museum.

To see more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Hikkaduwa route website.

You can fly from Kandy to Hikkaduwa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Weligatta.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Galle, Tsunami Photo Museum
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Weligatta

Weligatta ©
On the 29th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bundala National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Weligatta trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Hikkaduwa to Weligatta takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Weligatta

Parks Nature
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Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park

3
nights
Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): experience rural life at Handunugoda Tea Estate, see the interesting displays at Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach, explore the ancient world of Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara, and then take in the exciting artwork at Art Batiks.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mirissa driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Weligatta to Mirissa in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You will leave for home on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex, Handunugoda Tea Estate, Art Batiks, Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex ©
Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

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