16 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

16 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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16 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
Fly + Drive:  17​h 45​min
1
Bentota
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Mirissa
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Kandy
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Yala National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Udawalawe National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Warsaw

2
nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Visiting Bentota Beach and Ahungalla Beach will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Hikkaduwa Beach and Narigama Beach. Step out of Bentota to go to Galle and see Sinharaja Forest Reserve, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's more to do: stroll through Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bentota online trip builder .

Warsaw, Poland to Bentota is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Warsaw to Bentota. In March, Bentota is warmer than Warsaw - with highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kosgoda, Hikkaduwa, Ahungalla Beach, Sinharaja Forest Reserve
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Sinharaja Forest Reserve ©
Sinharaja Forest Reserve

3
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
You'll get in some beach time at Mirissa Beach and Mihiripenna Beach. Get in touch with nature at Jungle Beach and Unawatuna Beach. Explore Mirissa's surroundings by going to Unawatuna (Scuba & Snorkeling & Lak Gems & Jewellery) and Galle Fort (in Galle). Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mirissa holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bentota to Mirissa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daytime highs in Mirissa are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Galle Fort
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

4
nights
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Take a break from the city and head to Kandy Lake and Golden Temple of Dambulla. Get a sense of the local culture at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Spas & Wellness. Venture out of the city with trips to Dhilip De Alwis (in Habarana), Sigiriya (in Sigiriya) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asgiriya Maha Viharaya, make a trip to Kandy view point, and look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items.

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Getting from Mirissa to Kandy by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Dambulla, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Royal Botanical Gardens, Dhilip De Alwis, Sigiriya
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Yala National Park and Safaris. Kataragama Temple and Sella Kataragama Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Yala National Park side-trips: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Tissamaharama) and Kiri Vehera (in Kataragama).

For traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yala National Park travel planner.

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. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kataragama, Tissamaharama
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Safaris
Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park
Kataragama Temple ©
Kataragama Temple

2
nights
Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park ©
One of the primary nature reserves in the country, Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants.
On the 25th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Udawalawe National Park.

To find reviews, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read our Udawalawe National Park trip itinerary builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yala National Park to Udawalawe National Park. March in Udawalawe National Park sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Udawalawe National Park ©
Udawalawe National Park

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