7 days in Peradeniya & Hikkaduwa Itinerary

7 days in Peradeniya & Hikkaduwa Itinerary

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7 days in Peradeniya & Hikkaduwa Itinerary

Start: Linkoping
Fly + Drive:  20​h 15​min
1
Peradeniya
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Hikkaduwa
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Linkoping

1
night
Peradeniya

Peradeniya ©
A suburb of Kandy, Peradeniya draws more than 2 million visitors annually to its royal botanical gardens.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nelligala International Buddhist Center, enjoy breathtaking views from Dawson Tower, look for gifts at Embilmeegama Tea Factory, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hindagala Temple, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Suriyakantha Centre for Art & Culture, then admire the striking features of Embekke Devalaya, and then get outside with Ambuluwawa Biodiversity Complex.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Peradeniya travel itinerary planner .

Linkoping, Sweden to Peradeniya is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to India Standard Time is 4 hours. Traveling from Linkoping in January, expect Peradeniya to be warmer, temps between 37°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Peradeniya

Outdoors Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Handessa, Ambuluwawa Biodiversity Complex, Embilmeegama Tea Factory, Dawson Tower, Nelligala International Buddhist Center
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Suriyakantha Centre for Art & Culture ©

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Community Tsunami Museum. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Galle Fort.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hikkaduwa trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Peradeniya to Hikkaduwa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Hikkaduwa, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Jungle Beach, Galle Fort
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Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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