9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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1
Unawatuna
— 2 nights
2
Habarana
— 2 nights
3
Trincomalee
— 2 nights
4
Anuradhapura
— 2 nights

2
nights
Unawatuna

Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa, and finally stop by Cara Jewellers. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara, thenget up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, thenexamine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Ahungalla Beach.

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Mumbai, India to Unawatuna is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai in December, Unawatuna is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Habarana.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Galle, Hikkaduwa, Ahungalla Beach, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa ©

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Habarana

Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): see Off-Road Tours, thensee exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Lankathilaka Image House, pause for some photo ops at Gal Vihara, thenappreciate the history behind Polonnaruwa Vatadage, and finally explore the ancient world of Siva Devalaya (No 1).

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Habarana online travel route planner.

Drive from Unawatuna to Habarana in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Habarana

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Polonnaruwa
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Safaris
Lankathilaka Image House ©
Lankathilaka Image House
Polonnaruwa Vatadage ©
Polonnaruwa Vatadage

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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 6th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Kanniya Hot Springs, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koneswaram Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mamangam Temple. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Trincomalee War Cemetery, thenkick back and relax at Nilaveli Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple.

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You can drive from Habarana to Trincomalee in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Nilaveli Beach
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Trincomalee War Cemetery ©
Trincomalee War Cemetery
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple ©
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple

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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 8th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Isurumuniya Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Ruwanwelisaya, and then make a trip to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Short Handed Statue, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Anuradhapura trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Trincomalee to Anuradhapura takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

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

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