4 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

4 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka itinerary planner

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Taxi to Diyawanna Oya, Fly to Kandy
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Kandy
— 1 day
Drive
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Trincomalee
— 1 night
Drive
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Anuradhapura
— 1 night
Drive
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Hikkaduwa
— 1 night
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Kandy

— 1 day
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
On the 7th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Ceylon Tea Museum, stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio, look for gifts at Kandy City Center, then look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and finally don't miss a visit to Kandy view point.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kandy journey planner.

Colombo to Kandy is an approximately 3-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Kandy

Shopping · Museums

Trincomalee

— 1 night
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 8th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koneswaram Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Trincomalee Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Nilaveli Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Trincomalee trip planner.

Drive from Kandy to Trincomalee in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Anuradhapura

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isurumuniya Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruwanwelisaya, and finally make a trip to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba.

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You can drive from Trincomalee to Anuradhapura in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites

Hikkaduwa

— 1 night
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.
On the 10th (Mon), look for gifts at Galle Gem Exchange, stop by Tea Zone, then stroll through Narigama Beach, then examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Tsunami Photo Museum.

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Traveling by car from Anuradhapura to Hikkaduwa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of train and taxi. September in Hikkaduwa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Shopping · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Sri Lanka travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.