5 days in Polonnaruwa & Anuradhapura Itinerary

5 days in Polonnaruwa & Anuradhapura Itinerary

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Polonnaruwa
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Anuradhapura
— 2 nights

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Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa ©
Lying 216 km (134 mi) from Colombo, Polonnaruwa offers a rich history second in Sri Lanka only to Arunadhapura.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lankathilaka Image House. Step out of Polonnaruwa to go to Sigiriya and see Pidurangala Rock, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Polonnaruwa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Passikudah Beach, don't miss a visit to Gal Vihara, and admire the striking features of Kumara Pokuna.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Polonnaruwa trip planner.

Colombo to Polonnaruwa is an approximately 3-hour combination of train and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Polonnaruwa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Pidurangala Rock, Passikudah Beach
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Polonnaruwa ©
Polonnaruwa
Passikudah Beach ©
Passikudah Beach
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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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.
On the 29th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Sakwala Chakraya (Star Gate), stroll through Wilpattu National Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Isurumuniya Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Ruwanwelisaya, and then make a trip to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Anuradhapura road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Polonnaruwa to Anuradhapura takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
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Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya
Wilpattu National Park ©
Wilpattu National Park
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba

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