14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Fly
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Hikkaduwa
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Kalametiya
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Habarana
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Anuradhapura
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kandy
— 3 nights
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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.
Visiting Mirissa Beach and Bentota Beach will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Galle Fort and Community Tsunami Museum. Take a break from Hikkaduwa with a short trip to Jungle Beach in Unawatuna, about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach and stroll through Narigama Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Hikkaduwa trip maker site.

Manchester, UK to Hikkaduwa is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Hikkaduwa is 5.5 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in January; daily highs in Hikkaduwa reach 37°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Kalametiya.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

2
nights
Kalametiya

On the 14th (Thu), explore the galleries of Indika Art Gallery, take an exotic tour of Tuk Tuk Safari Tangalle, enjoy the sea views from Tangalle Lighthouse, then explore the activities along Tangalle Lagoon, and finally kick back and relax at Kahandamodara Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at Eden Reverie Spa and Cabanas and then explore the ancient world of Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kalametiya driving holiday tool.

You can drive from Hikkaduwa to Kalametiya in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Habarana.

Things to do in Kalametiya

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Transportation

Side Trips

3
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Habarana

Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Get some cultural insight at Sigiriya Fortress and Polonnaruwa Vatadage. Step off the beaten path and head to Passikudah Beach and Balloon Rides. Explore Habarana's surroundings by going to Golden Temple of Dambulla (in Dambulla) and Dalada Maluwa (in Polonnaruwa). There's more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dambulla Cave Temple.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Habarana holiday planner.

You can drive from Kalametiya to Habarana in 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Habarana

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

2
nights
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 19th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, then admire the landmark architecture of Ruwanwelisaya, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Moonstone or Sandakada pahana, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mihintale, then explore the ancient world of Sakwala Chakraya (Star Gate), and finally make a trip to Isurumuniya Temple.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Anuradhapura trip builder app.

You can drive from Habarana to Anuradhapura in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites

3
nights
Kandy

Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the activities along Kandy Lake, look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Kandy War Cemetery, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, and then let your taste buds guide you at Withlocals.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Anuradhapura to Kandy takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Sri Lanka travel guide

4.1
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.