16 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

16 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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16 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly + Taxi:  19​h 45​min
1
Hikkaduwa
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Galle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Mirissa
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Kandy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Anuradhapura
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Dambulla
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
7
Colombo
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Bucharest

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.
To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hikkaduwa day trip website .

Getting from Mirissa to Hikkaduwa by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February in Hikkaduwa, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 4th (Tue), you're off toKandy.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

2
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, browse the exhibits of EXOTIC ROOTS, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery. On your second day here, get outside with Outdoor Activities, enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, then stop by Shoba, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fort Shri Sudarmalaya Buddhist Temple.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Galle holiday planner.

You can drive from Hikkaduwa to Galle in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Mirissa.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya ©
Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya

1
night
Mirissa

Mirissa
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mirissa trip planner .

You can drive from Colombo to Mirissa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. You'll set off for Hikkaduwa on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in Mirissa

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

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.
Plan a Kandy trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hikkaduwa to Kandy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 7th (Fri), you're off toAnuradhapura.

Things to do in Kandy

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

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.
For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Anuradhapura trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kandy to Anuradhapura takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You will leave for Dambulla on the 10th (Mon).

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

2
nights
Dambulla

Dambulla
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dambulla visit planning site .

You can drive from Anuradhapura to Dambulla in 1.5 hours. On the 12th (Wed), you'll travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Dambulla

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

1
night
Colombo

Colombo
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Colombo visit planner.

You can take a train from Dambulla to Colombo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. On the 13th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

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