22 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

22 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bentota
— 2 nights
2
Habarana
— 3 nights
3
Anuradhapura
— 4 nights
4
Jaffna
— 3 nights
5
Trincomalee
— 3 nights
6
Kalkudah
— 1 night
7
Kandy
— 3 nights

2
nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Community Tsunami Museum and Barberyn Island Lighthouse. Visit Narigama Beach and Bentota Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with a short trip to Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara in Galle (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kowilawatta Temple, and kick back and relax at Moragalla Beach.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bentota trip itinerary builder.

Berlin, Germany to Bentota is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Berlin to Bentota, you'll lose 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Bentota are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Habarana.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kosgoda, Hikkaduwa, Beruwala, Kowilawatta Temple, Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle Protection Association ©
Sea Turtle Protection Association
Narigama Beach ©
Narigama Beach

3
nights
Habarana

Habarana ©
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Golden Temple of Dambulla and Sigiriya. Get outdoors at Kaudulla National Park and Dhilip De Alwis. Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Minneriya National Park.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Habarana trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Bentota to Habarana by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Habarana

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Minneriya National Park, Sigiriya, Golden Temple of Dambulla
Highlights from your plan
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Isurumuniya Temple and Ruwanwelisaya. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi and Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, explore the activities along Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna), delve into the distant past at Ranmasu Uyana, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wilpattu National Park.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Anuradhapura itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Habarana to Anuradhapura takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Jaffna.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba
Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna) ©
Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna)

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Kovalam Beach and Casuarina Beach. Visiting Seven Wells Beach and Kayts Causeway will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Naga Pooshani Ambal Kovil, buy something for everyone on your list at Cargills Square, contemplate the long history of Jaffna Fort, and admire the landmark architecture of Nagadeepa Rajamaha Viharaya.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Jaffna tour planning app.

You can drive from Anuradhapura to Jaffna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Jaffna

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kovalam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nallur Kovil ©
Nallur Kovil
Naga Pooshani Ambal Kovil ©
Naga Pooshani Ambal Kovil
Nagadipa Purana Vihara ©
Nagadipa Purana Vihara

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Trincomalee War Cemetery and Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nilaveli Beach and Uppuveli. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Marble Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary's Cathedral, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Trincomalee Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Trincomalee online tour planner.

You can drive from Jaffna to Trincomalee in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kalkudah.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Nilaveli
Highlights from your plan
Trincomalee War Cemetery ©
Trincomalee War Cemetery
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach

1
night
Kalkudah

Kalkudah ©
On the 5th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Passikudah Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kalkudah trip planner.

You can drive from Trincomalee to Kalkudah in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Kalkudah

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Passikudah Beach ©
Passikudah Beach

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Udawattekele Sanctuary and Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Discover out-of-the-way places like Elephant Freedom Project and Kandy War Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kandy: Millennium Elephant Foundation (in Kegalle) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). There's more to do: explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kandy online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Kalkudah to Kandy by car takes about 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kegalle, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Freedom Project ©
Elephant Freedom Project
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

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