13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Bentota
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
3
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Yala National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
5
Pinnawala
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Nuwara Eliya
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h
End: Mumbai

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Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
On the 21st (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Protection Association and then kick back and relax at Bentota Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bentota attractions app .

Mumbai, India to Bentota is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. In May in Bentota, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay May 21 — 22:
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Sea Turtle Protection Association ©
Sea Turtle Protection Association

3
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Unawatuna: Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa) and Mirissa Beach (in Mirissa).

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Unawatuna road trip site .

You can drive from Bentota to Unawatuna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Unawatuna, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mirissa Beach, Hikkaduwa Beach
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Spas & Wellness

1
night
Kandy

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 25th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kandy trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Unawatuna to Kandy in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

2
nights
Yala National Park

One of the most popular national parks in the country, Yala National Park boasts a wide variety of animals, and does important work in conserving and growing populations.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Yala National Park.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yala National Park trip maker .

Fly from Kandy to Yala National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Pinnawala.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Yala National Park
Find places to stay May 25 — 27:
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Safaris
Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

3
nights
Pinnawala

Pinnawala ©
The main attraction in Pinnawala is undoubtedly its elephant orphanage.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Pinnawala Handicrafts Emporium, explore the ancient world of Ethagala, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Freedom Project.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Pinnawala online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Yala National Park to Pinnawala in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pinnawala

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kegalle, Ethagala
Highlights from your plan
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Elephant Freedom Project ©
Elephant Freedom Project
Millennium Elephant Foundation ©
Millennium Elephant Foundation

3
nights
Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya ©
Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Mohini falls. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, then get to know the fascinating history of Nuwara Eliya and Tea Country, then explore the activities along Kande-ela Reservoir, and finally identify plant and animal life at Horton Plains National Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nuwara Eliya itinerary planner .

You can drive from Pinnawala to Nuwara Eliya in 3.5 hours. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Sita Temple ©
Sita Temple
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church

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