14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly + Drive:  20​h 15​min
1
Kalametiya
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Mirissa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hikkaduwa
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
4
Trincomalee
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Kalkudah
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Anuradhapura
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Negombo
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  14​h 30​min
End: Budapest

1
day
Kalametiya

Kalametiya ©
On the 21st (Sun), kick back and relax at Kahandamodara Beach, identify plant and animal life at Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kalametiya Beach.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kalametiya trip itinerary planning app .

Budapest, Hungary to Kalametiya is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to India Standard Time is 4 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Budapest in April; daily highs in Kalametiya reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Kalametiya

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kahandamodara Beach
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Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary ©
Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary
Kahandamodara Beach ©
Kahandamodara Beach

1
night
Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): look for gifts at LAZY.RIDE, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirissa Beach, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Mirissa trip planner.

You can drive from Kalametiya to Mirissa in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Mirissa are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

3
nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Jungle Beach and Bentota Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ahungalla Beach. Step out of Hikkaduwa to go to Bentota and see Dolphin & Whale Watching, which is approximately 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Farm and kick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Hikkaduwa trip maker website .

You can drive from Mirissa to Hikkaduwa in 1.5 hours. April in Hikkaduwa sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Bentota, Galle, Ahungalla Beach, Jungle Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sea Turtle Farm ©
Sea Turtle Farm

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koneswaram Temple, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nilaveli Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Marble Beach, then brush up on your military savvy at Sri Lanka Navy Museum, then appreciate the history behind Velgam Vehera, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Trincomalee War Cemetery.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Trincomalee day trip planning site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Hikkaduwa to Trincomalee in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kalkudah.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
Kalkudah

Kalkudah ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): kick back and relax at Pasikudah Beach and then kick back and relax at Passikudah Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kalkudah route planner.

Traveling by car from Trincomalee to Kalkudah takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Kalkudah

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Passikudah Beach ©
Passikudah 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 29th (Mon), snap pictures at Gal Palama (Stone Bridge) over Malwathu Oya, make a trip to Isinbassagala, explore the ancient world of Sakwala Chakraya (Star Gate), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Maha Boodhi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruwanwelisaya Dagoba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): make a trip to Isurumuniya Temple, then appreciate the history behind Abhayagiri Dagoba, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Temple of Dambulla, and finally make a trip to Dambulla Cave Temple.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Anuradhapura trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Kalkudah to Anuradhapura in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Negombo.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Golden Temple of Dambulla, Dambulla Cave Temple
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Abhayagiri Dagaba ©
Abhayagiri Dagaba
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba

3
nights
Negombo

Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): look for gifts at DIANA Souvenirs, then enjoy the sand and surf at Negombo Beach, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Negombo journey planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Anuradhapura to Negombo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Negombo can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Negombo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Colombo
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©

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