12 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

12 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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

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Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio, examine the collection at Ceylon Tea Museum, then make a trip to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally get engrossed in the history at Raja Museum. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then stroll through Udawattekele Sanctuary, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy War Cemetery.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Kandy trip itinerary website.

Manama, Bahrain to Kandy is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Manama to Kandy, you'll lose 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums
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Nature / Park
Udawattekele Sanctuary
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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.
On the 14th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Tsunami Photo Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach, and then stroll through Sea Turtle Protection Association. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, then stroll through Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, and finally stop by Tea Zone.

Make your Hikkaduwa itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Kandy to Hikkaduwa by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Hikkaduwa can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
On the 16th (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at Trincomalee War Cemetery, then stroll through Nilaveli Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Koneswaram Temple. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Trincomalee Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Trincomalee online trip maker.

You can drive from Hikkaduwa to Trincomalee in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Habarana.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
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Habarana

Habarana ©
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sigiriya Museum and Pethikada. Take a break from the city and head to Golden Temple of Dambulla and Kaudulla National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Karu Arts & Crafts in Naula (about 46 minutes away). Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Minneriya National Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Habarana trip planner.

Traveling by car from Trincomalee to Habarana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Habarana

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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National Park
Minneriya National Park
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National Park
Kaudulla National Park
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): make a trip to Isurumuniya Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dagoba of Thuparama, and finally don't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Ruwanwelisaya, steep yourself in history at Short Handed Statue, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna).

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Anuradhapura online tour planner.

Drive from Habarana to Anuradhapura in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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