7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Drive:  2 h 15 min
1
Hikkaduwa
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 45 min
2
Anuradhapura
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
End: Colombo

3
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Galle Fort and Community Tsunami Museum. Attractions like Hikkaduwa Beach and Jungle Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Hikkaduwa side-trips: Lak Gems & Jewellery (in Unawatuna) and Mirissa Beach (in Mirissa). It doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and tour the pleasant surroundings at Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hikkaduwa online tour itinerary maker.

Colombo to Hikkaduwa is an approximately 2.5- hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In January in Hikkaduwa, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Mirissa Beach, Galle Fort
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Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ritigala Forest Monastery. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Ritigala Forest Monastery and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mihintale. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, delve into the distant past at Sakwala Chakraya (Star Gate), and then stroll through Wilpattu National Park.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Anuradhapura trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hikkaduwa to Anuradhapura takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Mihintale ©
Mihintale
Wilpattu National Park ©
Wilpattu National Park
Ritigala Forest Monastery ©
Ritigala Forest Monastery

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