Sri Lanka East Coast Itineraries

Are you looking for a Sri Lanka East Coast itinerary for your next vacation? If yes, you are in the correct place. Lanka Safe Tours is here to fulfill your requirements.

We are a leading tour agency in Sri Lanka with more than 10 years of industry experience. We have completed hundreds of inbound tours for visitors who came to Sri Lanka from all over the world. Currently, we have more than 30 Sri Lanka tour packages, including round tours, day tours, Ramayana tours, honeymoon tours, and many more. Sri Lanka East Coast Itinerary is one of our latest itineraries, specially made for visitors who love to explore the eastern part of the country.

Overview of Sri Lanka's East Coast

As we all know, Sri Lanka is an island in the Indian Ocean. You can meet the sea all over the island, no more than 300 kilometers from anywhere in the country. Being an island nation has created so many beautiful beaches around this lovely paradise. Most of those famous beaches can be found on the western, southern, and eastern sides of the island.

Typical Sri Lanka tour itineraries, and most of our tour itineraries only cover beaches in the southern and western parts of the country, so this East Coast itinerary is special because it covers east coast beaches simultaneously with other lovely beaches. Therefore, if you are a beach lover who loves to spend most of your vacation on beaches, this is an ideal option for sure.

Sri Lanka East Coast Map

Here is the east-coast map of the Sri Lanka and its major beaches.

East Coast Season in Sri Lanka

Typically, Sri Lanka has two tourism seasons: the season and the off-season. The time period between October and March is considered the tourism season. Meanwhile, the April to September time period is considered the off-season. A lot of tourists come to Sri Lanka during the season. But there is a smaller crowd in the off-season.

Sri Lanka has two types of weather patterns and rainfall seasons. The North-East monsoon is active from November to February and brings heavy rainfall to the areas of the Northern, Eastern, and Uva provinces. The South-West Monsoon is active from May to September and produces heavy rainfall in the Southern, Western, and Central provinces.

Considering the two rainfall patterns and tourism seasons, most of the southern beaches are perfect places during the tourism season. Waves are tiny and ideal for many water sports. There is less rainfall in that time frame, and the sun is active for many hours.

But during the off-season, the east coast beaches are perfect spots for beach lovers in Sri Lanka. In those times, you can experience less rainfall in hot and humid conditions. Waves are ideal for anyone. So, the East Coast season continues in Sri Lanka from April to September.

Sri Lanka's East Coast Itineraries by Lanka Safe Tours

We have three major itinerary options for the East Coast of Sri Lanka. Those itineraries are different in terms of the number of days, the locations covered, and the experiences. You can choose the perfect itinerary according to your interests, preferences, and the experience you are willing to take in Sri Lanka.

1) East Coast Itinerary with 10 Days (09 Nights)

2) East Coast Itinerary with 12 Days (11 Nights)

3) East Coast Itinerary with 14 Days (13 Nights)

10 Day Sri Lanka East Coast Itinerary

This itinerary contains 10 days and 9 nights. Here is the summary of this itinerary:

Day 1: Airport to Kandy

After you pick us up from the Katunayaka Airport, we will drive to the famous Kandy City. Along the way, we will visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and a spice garden. Your overnight stay will be in Kandy.

Day 2: Kandy City Tour

In the early morning of the second day, you will visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic. Next, you will visit the most significant places in the city, including Kandy Lake, Bahirawakanda Temple, Kandy View Point, and Peradeniya Botanical Garden. You will also participate in the dancing event later in the day. Dinner and the overnight stay will be at your hotel in Kandy.

Day 3: Kandy to Ella through Nuwara Eliya

We will travel to Nuwara Eliya in the early morning of this day. Along the way, you will visit a beautiful tea factory, a tea garden, and a waterfall. In Nuwara Eliya city, you will visit the Nuwara Eliya post office and other significant places. After that, you will then come to Nanu Oya railway station for an unforgettable train ride to Ella City. Your overnight stay will be in Ella City.

Day 4: Ella City Tour

In the early hours of this day, you will climb Ella Little Adams Peak, and then you will visit Nine Arch Bridge. After visiting those places, you will travel to Arugambay. Along the way, you will visit Ravana Falls. Your night will be at a beachside hotel in Arugambay.

Day 5: Arugambay

The day will be spent leisurely at Arugambay Beach. You can participate in many water activities on this day.

Day 6: Arugam Bay to Pasikudah

The day you will travel from Arugambay to Pasikudah The night will be at a beachside hotel in Pasikudah.

Day 7: Pasikudah

This is another leisurely day at Pasikudah Beach. Like Arugmbay, you can participate in many water activities today.

Day 8: Pasikudah to Sigiriya

The day you will travel from Pasikudah to Sigiriya via Polonnaruwa In the Polonnaruwa, you visit to see ancient ruins there. The night will be at a hotel in Sigiriya.

Day 9: Sigiriya

The next day, you will climb the famous Sigiriya rock fortress in the morning. In the afternoon, you will tour Hiriwadunna Village. Later, you will also climb Pidurangala Rock. Dinner and the overnight stay will be at the Sigiriya hotel.

Day 10: Departure

The next day, we will safely drop you off at the airport to finish your 10-day East Coast Tour in Sri Lanka.

12-Day Sri Lanka East Coast Itinerary

This itinerary includes 12 days and 11 nights. You can imagine that this is the opposite of the earlier itinerary.

Day 1: Airport to Sigiriya

Our representative will warmly welcome you at the Katunayaka Airport. Then we will travel to the hotel in Sigiriya. Along the way, you will visit Dambulla Golden Temple and the Cave Temples.

Day 2: Sigiriya

On the second day, you will climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Pidurangala Rock. As well, you will visit Hiriwadunna village to experience traditional village life in Sri Lanka. Your overnight stay will be at the same Sigiriya Hotel.

Day 3: Sigiriya to Pasikudah

On the third day, you will travel from Sigiriya to Pasikudah. Along the way, you will visit Polonnaruwa Ancient City and observe the ancient ruins and stupas. Your night will be at a hotel in Pasikudah.

Day 4: Pasikudah

On this day, you will enjoy the water activities with a relaxed mind at Pasikudah Beach. The night will be at the same hotel.

Day 5: Pasikudah to Arugambay

The day you travel from Pasikudah to Arugambay Your night will be spent at a hotel in Arugam Bay.

Day 6: Arugam Bay

The whole day, you will enjoy the Arugam Bay beach. Here, you can do many water activities, including surfing.

Day 7: Arugam Bay to Tissamaharama

The day you travel from Arugam Bay to Tissamaharama In the evening, you will participate in a safari to Yala National Park. Your night and dinner will be at a hotel in Tissamaharama.

Day 8: Tissamaharama to Ella

The day you will travel to Ella from Tissamaharama Along the way, you will visit Ravana Ella Waterfall. Your night will be spent at a hotel in Ella.

Day 9: Ella City Tour

This day, you will climb Ella Little Adams Peak. Later, you will visit the Nine Arch Bridge. Your night will be at the same hotel in Ella.

Day 10: Ella to Kandy

In the early morning, you will travel from Ella to Nanu Oya by train. It will be a great adventure for you. After that, you will come to Nuwara Eliya City and visit the most significant places there. Later, you will travel to Kandy. Along the way, you will visit a tea factory and a beautiful waterfall. Your night will be spent in a hotel in Kandy.

Day 11: Kandy City Tour

The day you visit the most significant destinations in Kandy City Early in the morning, you will visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic. Later, you will visit Kandy View Point, Bahirawakanda Temple, Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden, and many more places.

Day 12: Departure

This is your departure date. We will safely drop you off at the Katunayaka Airport to finish your 12-day east coast tour with us.

14-Day Sri Lanka East Coast Itinerary

This itinerary contains 14 days and 13 nights in Sri Lanka. This tour will start in Negombo and finish in Colombo.

Day 1: Negombo to Anuradhapura

The tour will start in Negombo, and you will then travel to Anuradhapura on the same day. It takes 4-6 hours, and we will book you into a hotel in Anuradhapura to finish the day.

Day 2: Anuradhapura

The day you will visit Anuradhapura Ancient City and the Atamasthana Then again, you will come to your Anuradhapura hotel for dinner and your overnight stay.

Day 3: Anuradhapura to Sigiriya

The day you will travel from Anuradhapura to Sigiriya On the way, you will visit Dambulla Golden Temple and the Cave Temple. Your night will be at a hotel in Sigiriya.

Day 4: Sigiriya

On the 4th day, you will climb the famous Sigiriya rock fortress and Pidurangala Rocks. As well, you will visit Hiriwadunna Village to experience Sri Lankan traditional village life.

Day 5: Sigiriya to Kandy

This day you will travel to Kandy from Sigiriya. Along the way, you will visit Matale Hindu Temple and Matale Spice Garden.

Day 6: Kandy to Ella

On the sixth day, you will travel to Ella from Kandy. First, you will come to Nuwara Eliya City. Along the way, you will visit Damro Tea Estate and Factory. Ramboda Ella Waterfall is a lovely waterfall that you can watch along this way. In Nuwara Eliya, you will visit a few significant places. Then you will come to Nanu Oya railway station to start an unforgettable train ride to Ella. Your night will be at a hotel in Ella.

Day 7: Ella

The whole day you will spend in Ella City You will visit Nine Arch Bridge and climb Ella Little Adams Peak.

Day 8: Ella to Arugambay

This day, you will travel from Ella to Arugam Bay. Along the way, you can watch a beautiful waterfall called Ravana Ella Waterfall. Your night will be at a beachside hotel in Arugam Bay.

Day 9: Arugam Bay

It’s a rest and beach day. You can enjoy the whole day by doing many water activities.

Day 10: Arugam Bay to Dickwella

The day you will travel from Arugam Bay to Dickwella

Day 11: Dickwella

It’s another rest and beach day. You can visit Dickwella Beach today.

Day 12: Dickwella to Mirissa

On the 12th day, you will travel from Dickwell to Mirissa. Your night will be at a hotel in Dickwella.

Day 13: Mirissa

Today, you will spend the whole day in Mirissa. You will visit Mirissa Beach and Coconut Tree Hills.

Day 14: Mirissa to Colombo

This is your departure day. We will safely drop you off in Colombo to end your 14-day East Coast tour with us.

East Coast Beaches to Visit

Arugam Bay Beach

Arugam Bay Beach is situated near Potuvil town in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. It is one of the best East Coast beaches. This is widely popular around the world as a perfect surfing spot. A lot of tourists come here for an unforgettable surfing experience. Like surfing activities, this is a nice spot for doing other water sports, including snorkeling. It takes 7 hours to come to Arugam bay from Colombo. But it only takes 2.5 hours from Ella.

Pasikudah Beach

This is another top beach on the east coast of Sri Lanka. It is an ideal spot for swimming, snorkeling, and other water activities. The crystal-clear water will definitely attract any visitor to the beach. Pasikudah Beach is situated 35 kilometers north of Batticaloa City. It takes 4 hours to reach this destination from Ella City. But it takes only 1.5 hours from Polonnaruwa.

How to Book Our East Coast Itineraries

We have three main east coast itineraries in Sri Lanka. If you satisfy one of the above itineraries, then you can contact us to book one of them. You can connect with us easily through WhatsApp. If not, you can call us or email us. Our dedicated team will note your requirements and provide all the other details needed to confirm the booking.

If you don’t satisfy the above itineraries or if you have any other preferences, you can also customize your tour with us. In such a situation, you can easily visit our Tailor-Made Page and fill out the form mentioning your requirements. We will provide a unique itinerary to enjoy the east coast of Sri Lanka.