8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
1
Kalkudah
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Trincomalee
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Habarana
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Hikkaduwa
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Abu Dhabi

1
day
Kalkudah

Kalkudah ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Pasikudah Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Passikudah Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kalkudah travel planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Kalkudah is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Abu Dhabi to Kalkudah. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Kalkudah

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Passikudah Beach ©
Passikudah Beach

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): kick back and relax at Nilaveli Beach, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koneswaram Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Trincomalee driving holiday app .

Drive from Kalkudah to Trincomalee in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Habarana.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors Beaches Tours

Side Trip

Nilaveli Beach
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple ©
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple

3
nights
Habarana

Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Do your shopping at Karu Arts & Crafts and Dambulla Dedicated Economic Centre. Escape the urban bustle at Minneriya National Park and Golden Temple of Dambulla. Change things up with a short trip to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs in Dambulla (about 1h 05 min away). There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, admire the natural beauty at Luck Uyana Herbal Medecines Garden, and identify plant and animal life at Dhilip De Alwis.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Habarana visit site .

You can drive from Trincomalee to Habarana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Habarana

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Dambulla, Karu Arts & Crafts, Minneriya National Park
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Safaris
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park

2
nights
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.
On the 16th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Farm, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stop by Fort Art Jewels.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Hikkaduwa itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Habarana to Hikkaduwa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Galle, Tsunami Photo Museum, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Sea Turtle Farm ©
Sea Turtle Farm

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