16 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

16 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Bentota
— 3 nights
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Kalametiya
— 3 nights
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Arugam Bay
— 2 nights
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Nilaveli
— 1 night
5
Dambulla
— 2 nights
6
Kandy
— 4 nights

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Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Visiting Bentota Beach and Mihiripenna Beach will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Jungle Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Bentota side-trips: Galle Fort (in Galle) and Rail Tours (in Hikkaduwa). The adventure continues: stroll through Sea Turtle Protection Association.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bentota trip itinerary app.

Belgrade, Serbia to Bentota is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 4.5 hour difference. Traveling from Belgrade in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Bentota, with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kalametiya.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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Must see
Bentota Beach
4.5
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World heritage site
Galle Fort
4.4
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Beach
Jungle Beach
3.4

3
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Kalametiya

Kalametiya ©
Get outdoors at Kalametiya Eco Bird Watching and Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Indika Art Gallery and Tangalle Lighthouse.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalametiya day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bentota to Kalametiya takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kalametiya can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Kalametiya

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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2
nights
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
On the 28th (Sat), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at Deergayu Acupressure Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Arugam Bay, then stop by Rice & Carry Bags Shop, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Pottuvil Lagoon.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Arugam Bay trip planner.

Getting from Kalametiya to Arugam Bay by car takes about 4 hours. August in Arugam Bay sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nilaveli.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:
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Water Body
Arugam Bay
4.0
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Water Body
Pottuvil Lagoon
4.1

1
night
Nilaveli

Nilaveli ©
The coastal resort town of Nilaveli draws visitors with its beaches, dive spots, and seaside hotels.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Kanniya Hot Springs, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nilaveli Beach.

To see reviews and more tourist information, read our Nilaveli route planner.

You can drive from Arugam Bay to Nilaveli in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Nilaveli

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Must see
Nilaveli Beach
4.3
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Swim with Dolphins
Swim with Dolphins
4.6

2
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Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): see Off-Road Tours and then Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla. On the next day, make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, then make a trip to Sigiriya Fortress, and then take in the exciting artwork at Pethikada.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dambulla sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Nilaveli to Dambulla takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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Must see
Sigiriya Fortress
4.6
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
5.0

4
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Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Visiting Royal Botanical Gardens and Kandy Lake will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items. Venture out of the city with trips to Elephant Freedom Project (in Kegalle), Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala) and See Lanka Travels (in Waikkal).

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Kandy travel planner.

You can drive from Dambulla to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

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