Trincomalee (also referred to as Trinco) has always been an important eastern town throughout Sri Lanka's history.
In recent years it has been a place of much civil unrest, but is now open again to visitors. The town is best known for its harbor which is the biggest natural harbor in the world, which have seen the ships of the Portuguese, Dutch and British, among others, over the centuries.
Suggested itinerary featuring Trincomalee
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Trincomalee, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Trincomalee
Places & hotels on the map
Places near Trincomalee
- Minneriya National Park 46 miles away
- Polonnaruwa 47 miles away
- Passikudah 51 miles away
- The Cultural Triangle 54 miles away
- Sigiriya 54 miles away
- Anuradhapura 61 miles away
- Dambulla 63 miles away
- Pallepola 79 miles away
- Kandy 98 miles away
- Jaffna 114 miles away
- Nuwara Eliya 116 miles away
- Bandarawela 122 miles away
- Hatton 124 miles away
- Horton Plains 126 miles away
- Adam's Peak 132 miles away
- Negombo 135 miles away
- Yala National Park 140 miles away
- Uda Walawe National Park 145 miles away
- Colombo 148 miles away
- Wadduwa 159 miles away
- Sinharaja Biosphere 160 miles away
- Bentota 171 miles away
- Tangalle 179 miles away
- The Southern Coast 188 miles away
- Galle 189 miles away
Photos of Trincomalee
Accommodation choices for Trincomalee
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Trincomalee. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Chaaya Blu is only a few miles north of Trincomalee, and is one of the better properties in this area of limited options.
Sandwiched between the vast Indian Ocean and a lagoon filled with colorful birdlife, Jungle Beach resort beckons with pristine sandy beaches and tropical mangroves.