4 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

4 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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4 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + Taxi:  11 h 15 min
1
Anuradhapura
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Trincomalee
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Pinnawala
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8 h
End: Bengaluru

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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 14th (Fri): make a trip to Isurumuniya Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Maha Boodhi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruwanwelisaya Dagoba, and finally snap pictures at Gal Palama (Stone Bridge) over Malwathu Oya.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Anuradhapura trip planner.

Bengaluru, India to Anuradhapura is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
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Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Trincomalee War Cemetery, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at Nilaveli Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Trincomalee day trip site .

You can drive from Anuradhapura to Trincomalee in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pinnawala.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

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

1
night
Pinnawala

Pinnawala ©
The main attraction in Pinnawala is undoubtedly its elephant orphanage.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Millennium Elephant Foundation and then identify plant and animal life at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Pinnawala trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Trincomalee to Pinnawala takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Pinnawala can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pinnawala

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Millennium Elephant Foundation
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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Millennium Elephant Foundation ©
Millennium Elephant Foundation

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