5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Anuradhapura
— 1 night
2
Trincomalee
— 1 night
3
Hikkaduwa
— 2 nights

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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 (Fri), appreciate the history behind Short Handed Statue, make a trip to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Ruwanwelisaya, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Anuradhapura online trip builder.

Singapore, Singapore to Anuradhapura is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
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Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nilaveli Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Trincomalee vacation builder app.

You can drive from Anuradhapura to Trincomalee in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Nilaveli Beach
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Tsunami Photo Museum, thenexamine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum, and then make a trip to Tsunami Honganji Vihara.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hikkaduwa trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Trincomalee to Hikkaduwa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara, Tsunami Photo Museum
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Community Tsunami Museum ©
Community Tsunami Museum
Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Tsunami Honganji Vihara ©
Tsunami Honganji Vihara

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