2 days in Matale & Trincomalee Itinerary

2 days in Matale & Trincomalee Itinerary

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2 days in Matale & Trincomalee Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
1
Matale
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Trincomalee
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Colombo

1
day
Matale

Matale ©
A regional city in the middle of the island, Matale has become known as a center of agriculture.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Sri Muthumariamman Temple, then admire the natural beauty at Euphoria Spice and Herbal, and then take in the awesome beauty at Knuckles Mountain Range.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Matale road trip planner .

Colombo to Matale is an approximately 1.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. August in Matale sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Matale

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Euphoria Spice and Herbal ©
Euphoria Spice and Herbal
Knuckles Mountain Range ©
Knuckles Mountain Range
Sri Muthumariamman Temple ©
Sri Muthumariamman Temple

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 25th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koneswaram Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mamangam Temple, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Marble Beach.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Trincomalee journey planning website .

You can drive from Matale to Trincomalee in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Koneswaram Temple ©
Koneswaram Temple
Scuba & Snorkeling
Marble Beach ©
Marble Beach

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