11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
1
Anuradhapura
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Jaffna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Trincomalee
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Habarana
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Hikkaduwa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Tissamaharama
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Bengaluru

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, admire the striking features of Ruwanwelisaya, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Ritigala Forest Monastery and then make a trip to Isurumuniya Temple.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Anuradhapura trip itinerary maker tool .

Bengaluru, India to Anuradhapura is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Jaffna.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ritigala Forest Monastery ©
Ritigala Forest Monastery
Isurumuniya Temple ©
Isurumuniya Temple
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba

1
night
Jaffna

Jaffna ©
A center of Tamil culture, the city of Jaffna remains in the process of rebuilding after suffering greatly during the civil war.
On the 24th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nagadipa Purana Vihara and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nallur Kovil.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Jaffna trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Anuradhapura to Jaffna by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Jaffna

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nagadipa Purana Vihara ©
Nagadipa Purana Vihara
Nallur Kovil ©
Nallur Kovil

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 25th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nilaveli Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mamangam Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koneswaram Temple.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Trincomalee route maker tool .

Traveling by car from Jaffna to Trincomalee takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Habarana.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Nilaveli Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Koneswaram Temple ©
Koneswaram Temple

2
nights
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 26th (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then don't miss a visit to Dambulla Cave Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Siva Devalaya (No 1), then delve into the distant past at Polonnaruwa Vatadage, then steep yourself in history at Lankathilaka Image House, and finally make a trip to Gal Vihara.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Habarana online tour builder .

Traveling by car from Trincomalee to Habarana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Habarana

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Polonnaruwa
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Lankathilaka Image House ©
Lankathilaka Image House
Polonnaruwa Vatadage ©
Polonnaruwa Vatadage

2
nights
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 28th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ahungalla Beach.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hikkaduwa trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Habarana to Hikkaduwa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. December in Hikkaduwa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Ahungalla Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Tissamaharama

Tissamaharama ©
Tourism in Tissamaharama revolves around the town's vast historic and cultural heritage, with the surroundings of scenic paddy fields adding to the ambiance.
On the 30th (Mon), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiri Vehera, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kataragama Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bundala National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tissamaharama tour itinerary website .

You can drive from Hikkaduwa to Tissamaharama in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In December, daytime highs in Tissamaharama are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kataragama, Bundala National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kataragama Temple ©
Kataragama Temple
Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park
Safaris

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