9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + taxi:  11​h 45​min
1
Anuradhapura
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Polonnaruwa
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Netolpitiya
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Hikkaduwa
— 2 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  10​h
End: Singapore

2
nights
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 17th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Maha Boodhi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isurumuniya Temple, and finally make a trip to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba.

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Singapore, Singapore to Anuradhapura is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Anuradhapura due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Polonnaruwa.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
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Isurumuniya Temple ©
Isurumuniya Temple
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi

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Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa ©
Lying 216 km (134 mi) from Colombo, Polonnaruwa offers a rich history second in Sri Lanka only to Arunadhapura.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Polonnaruwa Archaeological Ruins and then appreciate the history behind Gal Vihara. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kaudulla National Park.

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Traveling by car from Anuradhapura to Polonnaruwa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Netolpitiya.

Things to do in Polonnaruwa

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kaudulla National Park
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Kaudulla National Park ©
Kaudulla National Park
Gal Vihara ©
Gal Vihara

2
nights
Netolpitiya

Netolpitiya ©
Most people take a trip to Netolpitiya to enjoy a classic beach holiday.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Ussangoda National Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Netolpitiya trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Polonnaruwa to Netolpitiya takes 6 hours. February in Netolpitiya sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Netolpitiya

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Tangalle, Ussangoda National Park
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Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) ©
Tangalle Lagoon ©
Tangalle Lagoon
Ussangoda National Park ©
Ussangoda National Park

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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 22nd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Tsunami Honganji Vihara and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ahungalla Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Community Tsunami Museum.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hikkaduwa road trip site .

Getting from Netolpitiya to Hikkaduwa by car takes about 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks Wildlife Spas

Side Trips

Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, Spas & Wellness, Ahungalla Beach
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Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Spas & Wellness
Tsunami Honganji Vihara ©
Tsunami Honganji Vihara

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