7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Male
Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
1
Hikkaduwa
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Anuradhapura
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Trincomalee
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Habarana
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Male

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seenigama Muhudu Viharaya, see the interesting displays at Community Tsunami Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Tsunami Photo Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, and finally kick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hikkaduwa trip planner.

Male, Maldives to Hikkaduwa is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. In July in Hikkaduwa, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Tsunami Photo Museum
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Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Seenigama Muhudu Viharaya ©
Seenigama Muhudu Viharaya

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Ranmasu Uyana, then examine the collection at Abhayagiri Museum, then make a trip to Mihintale, and finally admire the striking features of Ruwanwelisaya.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Anuradhapura trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hikkaduwa to Anuradhapura takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites Museums
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Ranmasu Uyana ©
Ranmasu Uyana
Mihintale ©
Mihintale
Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya

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 11th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at Nilaveli Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Trincomalee online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Anuradhapura to Trincomalee takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Habarana.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Nilaveli
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple ©
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple

2
nights
Habarana

Habarana ©
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Habarana Buddhist Temple, then identify plant and animal life at Dhilip De Alwis, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Habarana trip planner.

Getting from Trincomalee to Habarana by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Habarana

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Golden Temple of Dambulla
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Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park
Safaris
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla

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