Trincomalee is situated about 150 miles (241 kilometers) northeast of Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, the national capital.
Visitors can use Trincomalee as a springboard for further explorations. This much-loved region is home to an abundance of terrific cities, attractions and landscapes. Some interesting places within a relatively short distance of Trincomalee are Kuchchaveli, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the southeast, and Giritale, 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the northeast.
If the weather is fine, head outside and discover Sri Lanka's open-air markets. Stop by Sri Lanka's historic old towns, it's a good way to explore the area's rich past.
For those leading a fast-paced life, the perfect vacation often means finding good places to relax. When it's time to kick back, copy the locals and enjoy beach combing or sunbathing.
The food here has its own special flavors, so ensure you try as many of the local dishes as you can. Amongst the variety of ingredients commonly used here are chicken and beef. For a true taste of Sri Lanka try kiribath with onion samba (milk rice) or vegetarian kottu (stir fried mix). Finish off with king coconut, a local dessert. If you fancy something non-alcoholic, coconut milk is a popular option.
The most convenient major airport, Bandaranaike International Airport, is located in Colombo, 130 miles (209 kilometers) to the southwest of Trincomalee, a handy point to remember when booking your holiday.