13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Durgapur
Drive + Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Trincomalee
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Habarana
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Anuradhapura
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 30​min
5
Hikkaduwa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Mirissa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Rekawa
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  25​h
End: Durgapur

1
day
Trincomalee

Trincomalee ©
A center of Tamil culture and language, Trincomalee suffered greatly during the 30-year civil war, but the troubles haven't dimmed the natural and cultural charms of the place.
On the 4th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koneswaram Temple, see the interesting displays at Hoods Tower Museum, then stroll the grounds of Trincomalee War Cemetery, and finally kick back and relax at Nilaveli Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Trincomalee trip maker website .

Durgapur, India to Trincomalee is an approximately 79.5-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Habarana.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Nilaveli Beach
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Trincomalee War Cemetery ©
Trincomalee War Cemetery
Koneswaram Temple ©
Koneswaram Temple

2
nights
Habarana

Habarana ©
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kaudulla National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of The Golden Temple, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum, then examine the collection at Sigiriya Museum, then examine the collection at Pethikada, and finally identify plant and animal life at Dhilip De Alwis.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Habarana trip planner .

Traveling by car from Trincomalee to Habarana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Habarana

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Golden Temple of Dambulla, Archaeological Museum
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Kaudulla National Park ©
Kaudulla National Park
Archaeological Museum ©
Archaeological Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isurumuniya Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Maha Boodhi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruwanwelisaya Dagoba, and finally don't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Anuradhapura day trip tool .

You can drive from Habarana to Anuradhapura in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
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Isurumuniya Temple ©
Isurumuniya Temple
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba

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 8th (Thu), examine the collection at Ceylon Tea Museum, steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, see the interesting displays at World Buddhist Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and finally don't miss a visit to Kandy view point.

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You can drive from Anuradhapura to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Kandy

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
World Buddhist Museum ©
World Buddhist Museum
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Church. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, take in the exciting artwork at Tsunami Photo Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Community Tsunami Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hikkaduwa route planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Hikkaduwa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Wildlife Museums Tours

Side Trips

Galle, Tsunami Photo Museum, Scuba & Snorkeling, Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project
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Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Dutch Reformed Church ©
Dutch Reformed Church

2
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dolphin & Whale Watching. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, meet the residents at Sea Turtle Hatchery, look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery, then identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Conservation Project (Koggala), and finally pause for some photo ops at Kushta Raja Gala. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matara Paravi Duwa Temple, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach, and finally look for gifts at Dress Palace.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mirissa route planner .

Getting from Hikkaduwa to Mirissa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rekawa.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Matara, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa, Sea Turtle Hatchery, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Rekawa

Rekawa ©
A small town with a laidback vibe squeezed between the ocean and the shores of a rich lagoon surrounded by mangroves, Rekawa draws visitors throughout the year with a pioneering turtle conservation project, the most notable tourist attraction in Rekawa.
You've now added Bandula Surfing School to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Indika Art Gallery, take a tour by water with Bandula Surfing School, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Medilla Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rekawa travel planner .

Traveling by car from Hikkaduwa to Rekawa takes 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rekawa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Tangalle
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Medilla Beach ©
Medilla Beach
Bandula Surfing School ©
Bandula Surfing School
Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) ©

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