22 days in Sri Lanka & India Itinerary

22 days in Sri Lanka & India Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Habarana, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
2
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
3
Kochi (Cochin), India
— 2 nights
4
Kannur, India
— 2 nights
5
Hampi, India
— 1 night
6
Goa, India
— 3 nights
7
Udaipur, India
— 2 nights
8
Jaisalmer, India
— 2 nights
9
Jaipur, India
— 1 night
10
Agra, India
— 2 nights

2
nights
Habarana, Sri Lanka

Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): see Off-Road Tours, thentake an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then look for gifts at sigiri art gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Siva Devalaya (No 1), appreciate the history behind Polonnaruwa Vatadage, thensteep yourself in history at Gal Potha, thensteep yourself in history at Nishshanka Latha Mandapaya, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Habarana holiday maker tool.

Newark, USA to Habarana is an approximately 27-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 10.5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Habarana

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Polonnaruwa, sigiri art gallery
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Polonnaruwa Vatadage ©
Polonnaruwa Vatadage
Nishshanka Latha Mandapaya ©
Nishshanka Latha Mandapaya

3
nights
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Isurumuniya Temple and Ranmasu Uyana. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi and Moonstone or Sandakada pahana. There's much more to do: make a trip to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, delve into the mystery of Sakwala Chakraya (Star Gate), get outside with Eth Pokuna, and take in the views from Gal Palama (Stone Bridge) over Malwathu Oya.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Anuradhapura road trip tool.

You can drive from Habarana to Anuradhapura in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba
Mihintale ©
Mihintale

2
nights
Kochi (Cochin), India

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
On the 8th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, thentake a stroll through Jew Town, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam . On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Edappally Church Complex, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Poornathrayesa Temple.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) online road trip planner.

Getting from Anuradhapura to Kochi (Cochin) by flight takes about 7.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Highlights from your plan
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Shiva Temple ©
Shiva Temple
Vallarpadam Church ©
Vallarpadam Church

2
nights
Kannur, India

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Cathedral Church, stroll through Ettikulam Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at KIzhunna Beach, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Peralassery Sri Subramanya Temple, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from The Parassinikkadavu Bridge, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Sundareswara Temple, thentake in the views from Thalassery Sea Bridge, and finally kick back and relax at Thottada Beach.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kannur tour planner.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Kannur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hampi.

Things to do in Kannur

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Sundareswara Temple ©
Sundareswara Temple

1
night
Hampi, India

Hampi ©
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
On the 12th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Bhojana Shala, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Balakrishna Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Elephant Stables, thendon't miss a visit to Dasara Dibba, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Enclosure.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hampi day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kannur to Hampi takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Hampi can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Goa.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Enclosure
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables
Balakrishna Temple ©
Balakrishna Temple
Royal Enclosure ©
Royal Enclosure

3
nights
Goa, India

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
We've included these beaches for you: Cansaulim Beach and Arossim Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Church of St. Francis of Assissi and Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Church and Monastery of St Augustine, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Mahalasa Temple, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Goa online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Hampi to Goa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Hampi in December: highs in Goa hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Goa

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Cansaulim Beach ©
Cansaulim Beach
Church of St. Francis of Assissi ©
Church of St. Francis of Assissi
Arossim Beach ©
Arossim Beach

2
nights
Udaipur, India

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple, thentake in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art, and finally take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of City Palace of Udaipur, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bada Mahal, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amrakh Mahadev.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Udaipur trip builder.

You can fly from Goa to Udaipur in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for colder nights when traveling from Goa in December since evenings lows in Udaipur dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art
Jagdish Temple ©
Jagdish Temple

2
nights
Jaisalmer, India

Jaisalmer ©
A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): look for gifts at Desert Art Gallery, brush up on your military savvy at Jaisalmer War Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Jaisalmer Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Mandir Palace and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find out how to plan a trip to Jaisalmer, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Udaipur to Jaisalmer by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Jaisalmer War Museum ©
Jaisalmer War Museum
Jaisalmer Fort ©
Jaisalmer Fort
Mandir Palace ©
Mandir Palace

1
night
Jaipur, India

Jaipur ©
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Moti Dungari Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Govind Dev Ji Temple.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaipur day trip site.

You can fly from Jaisalmer to Jaipur in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Moti Dungari Temple ©
Moti Dungari Temple
Govind Dev Ji Temple ©
Govind Dev Ji Temple
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

2
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): examine the collection at Spiritual Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Soami Bagh, and then don't miss a visit to Agra Fort.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Agra trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Agra, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Soami Bagh ©
Soami Bagh
Spiritual Museum ©
Spiritual Museum

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