13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Kandy
— 1 night
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Galle
— 3 nights
3
Trincomalee
— 1 night
4
Anuradhapura
— 2 nights
5
Dambulla
— 2 nights

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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 27th (Thu): stop by Kandy City Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then get engrossed in the history at Raja Museum, then explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and finally stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Udawattekele Sanctuary, don't miss a visit to Galmaduwa temple kandy, then look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Sriya & Daya Curio Shop.

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Cape Town, South Africa to Kandy is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cape Town to Kandy, you'll lose 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Udawattekele Sanctuary ©
Udawattekele Sanctuary

3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tsunami Photo Museum and Community Tsunami Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Jungle Beach and Mirissa Beach. Step out of Galle to go to Mirissa and see Spas & Wellness, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's more to do: look for gifts at Orchid House.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Galle trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Kandy to Galle by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Galle

Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Jungle Beach, Tsunami Photo Museum, Community Tsunami Museum
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Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

1
night
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 2nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koneswaram Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Trincomalee Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marble Beach. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Nilaveli Beach, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Trincomalee War Cemetery.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Trincomalee trip planning tool.

You can drive from Galle to Trincomalee in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Nilaveli
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Marble Beach ©
Marble Beach

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 4th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isurumuniya Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, admire the landmark architecture of Ruwanwelisaya, then don't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, and finally snap pictures at Gal Palama (Stone Bridge) over Malwathu Oya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura, then get outside with Eth Pokuna, then pause for some photo ops at Abhayagiri Dagaba, and finally pause for some photo ops at Samadhi Statue.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Anuradhapura day trip planning tool.

Drive from Trincomalee to Anuradhapura in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba
Abhayagiri Dagaba ©
Abhayagiri Dagaba

2
nights
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla, then stop by Lanka Silks, then take in the exciting artwork at Pethikada, and finally explore the ancient world of Sigiriya.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dambulla day trip app.

Getting from Anuradhapura to Dambulla by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Minneriya National Park
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park

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