5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  10​h 15​min
1
Hikkaduwa
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Trincomalee
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Anuradhapura
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

1
day
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 13th (Tue): stop by Genuine Batik, then identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Farm, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally explore the galleries of Tsunami Photo Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hikkaduwa trip itinerary maker website .

New Delhi, India to Hikkaduwa is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from New Delhi in August, you will find days in Hikkaduwa are slightly colder (36°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Wildlife Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Sea Turtle Farm, Tsunami Photo Museum
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Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sea Turtle Farm ©
Sea Turtle Farm

1
night
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, then stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio, and then contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kandy itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hikkaduwa to Kandy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Jayamali Batiks Studio ©
Jayamali Batiks Studio

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nilaveli Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Koneswaram Temple.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Trincomalee online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kandy to Trincomalee in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Nilaveli Beach
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple ©
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Maha Boodhi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, and then admire the landmark architecture of Ruwanwelisaya.

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Drive from Trincomalee to Anuradhapura in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
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Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya

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