11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Polonnaruwa
— 1 night
2
Trincomalee
— 1 night
3
Anuradhapura
— 2 nights
4
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
5
Kandy
— 3 nights

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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.
On the 25th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Lankathilaka Image House and then don't miss a visit to Gal Vihara. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Dalada Maluwa, don't miss a visit to Sandakada Pahana, then appreciate the history behind Polonnaruwa Vatadage, then steep yourself in history at Thivanka Image House, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Polonnaruwa.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Polonnaruwa journey builder website.

Bengaluru, India to Polonnaruwa is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Polonnaruwa

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Polonnaruwa Vatadage ©
Polonnaruwa Vatadage
Thivanka Image House ©
Thivanka Image House
Sandakada Pahana ©
Sandakada Pahana

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): kick back and relax at Nilaveli Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Trincomalee War Cemetery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Koneswaram Temple.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Trincomalee day trip planning tool.

Drive from Polonnaruwa to Trincomalee in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple ©
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple
Trincomalee War Cemetery ©
Trincomalee War Cemetery

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 28th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isurumuniya Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, then admire the landmark architecture of Ruwanwelisaya, and finally don't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Samadhi Statue, explore the activities along Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna), pause for some photo ops at Abhayagiri Dagaba, delve into the distant past at Sakwala Chakraya (Star Gate), then take in the views from Gal Palama (Stone Bridge) over Malwathu Oya, and finally don't miss a visit to Isinbassagala.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Anuradhapura day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Trincomalee to Anuradhapura takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba
Samadhi Statue ©
Samadhi Statue

2
nights
Sigiriya

Sigiriya ©
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Sigiriya and then don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Dambulla Cave Temple, then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sigiriya trip planning tool.

You can drive from Anuradhapura to Sigiriya in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

3
nights
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
On the 1st (Tue), stroll the grounds of Kandy War Cemetery, make a trip to Galmaduwa temple kandy, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, then get curious at Natural Gems and Gemmological Museum, and then stroll through Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kandy trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Sigiriya to Kandy in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Side Trips

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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

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