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:  1​h 15​min
2
Dambulla
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  2​h
3
Tissamaharama
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1​h
4
Kandy
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 30​min
5
Hikkaduwa
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
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.
On the 29th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of The Royal Palace (Vijayabahu Maligaya). Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Ranmasu Uyana, don't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mihintale.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Anuradhapura tour itinerary planner.

Bengaluru, India to Anuradhapura is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
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Ranmasu Uyana ©
Ranmasu Uyana
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba
Mihintale ©
Mihintale

1
night
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis, don't miss a visit to Sigiriya, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dambulla online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Anuradhapura to Dambulla takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dhilip De Alwis, Sigiriya
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Dhilip De Alwis ©
Dhilip De Alwis

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): make a trip to Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiri Vehera, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bundala birds paradise and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tissamaharama online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Dambulla to Tissamaharama takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Kiri Vehera
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Safaris
Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara ©
Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara
Kiri Vehera ©
Kiri Vehera

2
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 4th (Sat), explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally see the interesting displays at World Buddhist Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy War Cemetery, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Tissamaharama to Kandy takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Ahungalla Beach, then view the masterpieces at Tsunami Photo Museum, then examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Seenigama Muhudu Viharaya, then see the vivid underwater world at Coral Sanctuary, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hikkaduwa Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hikkaduwa trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Hikkaduwa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Tsunami Photo Museum, Ahungalla Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Community Tsunami Museum ©
Community Tsunami Museum

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