13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Trincomalee
— 1 day
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Habarana
— 2 nights
3
Anuradhapura
— 1 night
4
Kandy
— 1 night
5
Hikkaduwa
— 2 nights
6
Mirissa
— 2 nights
7
Rekawa
— 2 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Koneswaram Temple, examine the collection at Hoods Tower Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Trincomalee War Cemetery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nilaveli Beach.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Trincomalee tour itinerary planning website.

Durgapur, India to Trincomalee is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Habarana.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Nilaveli Beach
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Trincomalee War Cemetery ©
Trincomalee War Cemetery
Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
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 striking landscape of Kaudulla National Park. On your second day here, Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum, then examine the collection at Sigiriya Museum, then view the masterpieces at Pethikada, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Habarana trip planner.

Getting from Trincomalee to Habarana by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Habarana

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Archaeological Museum, Golden Temple of Dambulla
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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): don't miss a visit to Isurumuniya Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura, then admire the landmark architecture of Ruwanwelisaya, and finally don't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Anuradhapura trip maker tool.

You can drive from Habarana to Anuradhapura in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
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Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): examine the collection at Ceylon Tea Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then examine the collection at World Buddhist Museum, then explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and finally make a trip to Kandy view point.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kandy trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Anuradhapura to Kandy takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can 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
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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 9th (Fri): examine the collection at Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Church. On your second day here, stroll through Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, browse the exhibits of Tsunami Photo Museum, and then examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hikkaduwa trip planner.

You can fly from Kandy to Hikkaduwa in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Hikkaduwa are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Wildlife · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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

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Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dolphin & Whale Watching. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Sea Turtle Hatchery, stroll through Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa, then stroll through Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, and finally pause for some photo ops at Kushta Raja Gala. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of 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 stop by Dress Palace.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mirissa online day trip planner.

Drive from Hikkaduwa to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. In November in Mirissa, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Rekawa.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Sea Turtle Hatchery, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, Kushta Raja Gala, Matara Paravi Duwa Temple, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 12:
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa ©

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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.
Bandula Surfing School has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Indika Art Gallery, then see Bandula Surfing School, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Medilla Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rekawa trip planner.

You can drive from Mirissa to Rekawa in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Rekawa can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rekawa

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Tangalle
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 14:
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Medilla Beach ©
Medilla Beach
Bandula Surfing School ©
Bandula Surfing School
Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) ©
Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa)

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