14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Dambulla
— 2 nights
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Anuradhapura
— 2 nights
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Trincomalee
— 1 night
4
Jaffna
— 3 nights
5
Chilaw
— 1 night
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Hikkaduwa
— 3 nights

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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 24th (Thu): make a trip to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs and then take in nature's colorful creations at Popham's Arboretum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Dambulla Cave Temple, Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dambulla Royal Cave Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sath Paththini Devalaya, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Heritance Kandalama Spa.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Dambulla trip planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Dambulla is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Habarana, Sigiriya
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Popham's Arboretum ©
Popham's Arboretum

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 26th (Sat): take in the views from Gal Palama (Stone Bridge) over Malwathu Oya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Ruwanwelisaya, explore the ancient world of Moonstone or Sandakada pahana, head outdoors with Eth Pokuna, then delve into the distant past at Ranmasu Uyana, and finally explore the ancient world of Sakwala Chakraya (Star Gate).

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Anuradhapura day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Dambulla to Anuradhapura takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Ranmasu Uyana ©
Ranmasu Uyana
Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya
Moonstone or Sandakada pahana ©
Moonstone or 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 28th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koneswaram Temple.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Trincomalee trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Anuradhapura to Trincomalee in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Jaffna.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Museums · Historic Sites
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Orr's Hill Army Museum ©
Orr's Hill Army Museum
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple ©
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple
Koneswaram Temple ©
Koneswaram Temple

3
nights
Jaffna

Jaffna ©
A center of Tamil culture, the city of Jaffna remains in the process of rebuilding after suffering greatly during the civil war.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kadurugoda Buddhist Temple, contemplate the long history of Jaffna Fort, appreciate the history behind Maruthanamadam Anjaneyar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dambakola Patuna Sangamitta Temple, and finally delve into the distant past at Kantharodai Viharaya. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Nagadeepa Rajamaha Viharaya, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Karainagar Sivan Temple, and then hike along Kayts Causeway.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Jaffna trip planner.

Drive from Trincomalee to Jaffna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chilaw.

Things to do in Jaffna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Karainagar Sivan Temple
Highlights from your plan
Dambakola Patuna Sangamitta Temple ©
Dambakola Patuna Sangamitta Temple
Kayts Causeway ©
Kayts Causeway
Kantharodai Viharaya ©
Kantharodai Viharaya

1
night
Chilaw

Chilaw
Chilaw is a large town in Puttalam District, North Western Province, Sri Lanka. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne’s Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Anawilundawa Wetland Sanctuary, then make a trip to Munneswaram Kovil Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Munneshwaram Hindu temple.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Chilaw road trip planning app.

You can drive from Jaffna to Chilaw in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Chilaw

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Anne’s Church

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Narigama Beach and Seenigama Muhudu Viharaya. Get out of town with these interesting Hikkaduwa side-trips: Safaris (in Beruwala), Jungle Beach (in Unawatuna) and Galle (Cara Jewellers, Spas, &more). There's lots more to do: stop by Other, stroll through Hikkaduwa Beach, and kick back and relax at Ahungalla Beach.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hikkaduwa trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Chilaw to Hikkaduwa in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Galle, Safaris, Jungle Beach, Ahungalla Beach, Bentota Beach
Highlights from your plan
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Narigama Beach ©
Narigama Beach
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