14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Albany
Fly + Drive:  21 h
1
Bentota
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Galle
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
3
Trincomalee
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Jaffna
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Anuradhapura
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  23 h
End: Albany

2
nights
Bentota

The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Ahungalla Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Kalutara Bodhiya and Kande Viharaya Temple. Step out of Bentota with an excursion to Scuba & Snorkeling in Hikkaduwa--about 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bentota tour planner.

Albany, Australia to Bentota is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Albany to Bentota due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Albany in October: highs in Bentota hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Galle.

Things to do in Bentota

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Kande Viharaya Temple, Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, Ahungalla Beach, Kalutara Bodhiya, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kande Viharaya Temple ©
Kande Viharaya Temple
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach

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Galle

The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 11th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fort Shri Sudarmalaya Buddhist Temple and then pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Church. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Narigama Beach and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Galle route builder app.

Getting from Bentota to Galle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. October in Galle sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Narigama Beach
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Narigama Beach ©
Narigama Beach
Dutch Reformed Church ©
Dutch Reformed Church

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Arisimale Beach, thenadmire the striking features of Velgam Vehera, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary's Cathedral, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Trincomalee Crocodile Lake, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Seruwila Mangala Raja Maha Vihara.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Trincomalee attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Galle to Trincomalee takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Jaffna.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Arisimale Beach ©
Arisimale Beach
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple ©
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple
Seruwila Mangala Raja Maha Vihara ©
Seruwila Mangala Raja Maha Vihara

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Jaffna

Jaffna ©
A center of Tamil culture, the city of Jaffna remains in the process of rebuilding after suffering greatly during the civil war.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): hike along Kayts Causeway, thenexplore the ancient world of Kantharodai Viharaya, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Dambakola Patuna Sangamitta Temple, and finally appreciate the history behind Maruthanamadam Anjaneyar Temple. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nagadeepa Rajamaha Viharaya, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kadurugoda Buddhist Temple.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Jaffna trip maker tool.

Drive from Trincomalee to Jaffna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Jaffna

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Kovalam Beach
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Kantharodai Viharaya ©
Kantharodai Viharaya
Dambakola Patuna Sangamitta Temple ©
Dambakola Patuna Sangamitta Temple
Kayts Causeway ©
Kayts Causeway

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ranmasu Uyana and Sakwala Chakraya (Star Gate). Get some historical perspective at Yapahuwa Rock Fortress and Moonstone or Sandakada pahana. Venture out of the city with trips to Habarana (Dhilip De Alwis, Spas, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Mirisaveti Stupa, snap pictures at Gal Palama (Stone Bridge) over Malwathu Oya, and explore the activities along Kalu Diya Pokuna Natural Black Water Pond.

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Drive from Jaffna to Anuradhapura in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Habarana, Yapahuwa Rock Fortress
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Dhilip De Alwis ©
Dhilip De Alwis
Yapahuwa Rock Fortress ©
Yapahuwa Rock Fortress
Ranmasu Uyana ©
Ranmasu Uyana

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