14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Netolpitiya
— 1 night
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Hikkaduwa
— 2 nights
3
Kandy
— 3 nights
4
Polonnaruwa
— 4 nights
5
Anuradhapura
— 1 night

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Netolpitiya

Netolpitiya ©
Most people take a trip to Netolpitiya to enjoy a classic beach holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Tangalle Lagoon and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa).

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Netolpitiya trip planner.

Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand to Netolpitiya is an approximately 149.5-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from Nakhon Ratchasima to Netolpitiya is minus 1.5 hours. While traveling from Nakhon Ratchasima, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Netolpitiya, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Netolpitiya

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Tangalle
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Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) ©
Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa)
Tangalle Lagoon ©
Tangalle Lagoon
Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara ©
Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara

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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 29th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, then kick back and relax at Ahungalla Beach, then see the interesting displays at Community Tsunami Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Tsunami Photo Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hikkaduwa driving holiday website.

Getting from Netolpitiya to Hikkaduwa by car takes about 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Hikkaduwa can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, Jungle Beach, Ahungalla Beach, Tsunami Photo Museum
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Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate World Buddhist Museum and Ceylon Tea Museum. Get in touch with nature at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Kandy Lake. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, stroll the grounds of Kandy War Cemetery, appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Udawattekele Sanctuary.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kandy attractions planner.

Getting from Hikkaduwa to Kandy by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Polonnaruwa.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Hindagala Temple
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World Buddhist Museum ©
World Buddhist Museum
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery

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Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa ©
Lying 216 km (134 mi) from Colombo, Polonnaruwa offers a rich history second in Sri Lanka only to Arunadhapura.
Visiting Golden Temple of Dambulla and Kaudulla National Park will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Polonnaruwa Vatadage and Lankathilaka Image House. Explore Polonnaruwa's surroundings by going to Hurulu Eco Park (in Habarana) and Pethikada (in Sigiriya). It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Gal Vihara.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Polonnaruwa online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kandy to Polonnaruwa in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Polonnaruwa

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Habarana, Pethikada, Golden Temple of Dambulla
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Lankathilaka Image House ©
Lankathilaka Image House
Polonnaruwa Vatadage ©
Polonnaruwa Vatadage

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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 6th (Fri): make a trip to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isurumuniya Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Short Handed Statue, appreciate the history behind Abhayagiri Dagaba, contemplate the waterfront views at Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dagoba of Thuparama, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruwanwelisaya.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Anuradhapura travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Polonnaruwa to Anuradhapura in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

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

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