12 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

12 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: London
+2
Train + Fly + Taxi:  14 h 45 min
1
Hikkaduwa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Tissamaharama
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  3 h
3
Anuradhapura
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Trincomalee
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Kalkudah
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: London

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ahungalla Beach and Beruwala Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas and Ahungalla Sea Turtles Conservation And Research Center. Step out of Hikkaduwa to go to Unawatuna and see Ayurvedic Village Garden, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center and examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hikkaduwa trip planning tool.

London, UK to Hikkaduwa is an approximately 15- hour combination of train, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Hikkaduwa is 5.5 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from London in March, with highs in Hikkaduwa at 38°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Kosgoda, Ahungalla, Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara, Beruwala Beach
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Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Beruwala Beach ©
Beruwala Beach
Spas

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the activities along Tissa Wewa and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tissamaharama trip planner.

You can drive from Hikkaduwa to Tissamaharama in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. March in Tissamaharama sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Tissa Wewa ©
Tissa Wewa

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi and Ritigala Forest Monastery. Jethawanaramaya Dagoba and Short Handed Statue are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Sigiriya (sigiri art gallery & Oakray Woodcarvings). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Isurumuniya Temple, admire the striking features of Ruwanwelisaya, delve into the distant past at Moonstone or Sandakada pahana, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Anuradhapura day trip website.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Tissamaharama to Anuradhapura in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Sigiriya
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Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Ritigala Forest Monastery ©
Ritigala Forest Monastery
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Koneswaram Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mamangam Temple, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Trincomalee War Cemetery. On the next day, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Nilaveli Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Trincomalee trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Anuradhapura to Trincomalee in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kalkudah.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Nilaveli Beach
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Trincomalee War Cemetery ©
Trincomalee War Cemetery

2
nights
Kalkudah

Kalkudah ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Kallady Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Batticaloa Lighthouse, and then stroll through Passikudah Beach.

Start your trip to Kalkudah by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Trincomalee to Kalkudah in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Kalkudah

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Batticaloa
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Passikudah Beach ©
Passikudah Beach
Kallady Beach ©
Kallady Beach
Batticaloa Lighthouse ©
Batticaloa Lighthouse

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