16 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

16 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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1
Bentota
— 2 nights
2
Mirissa
— 3 nights
3
Kandy
— 4 nights
4
Yala National Park
— 3 nights
5
Udawalawe National Park
— 2 nights

2
nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Take a break from the city and head to Bentota Beach and Narigama Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Hikkaduwa Beach and Ahungalla Beach. When in Bentota, make a side trip to see Sinharaja Forest Reserve in Galle, approximately Galle away. It doesn't end there: stroll through Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Bentota road trip site.

Warsaw, Poland to Bentota is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Warsaw to Bentota, you'll lose 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Warsaw in March; daily highs in Bentota reach 38°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Kosgoda, Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Ahungalla Beach
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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.
Get outdoors at Mirissa Beach and Mihiripenna Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Jungle Beach and Unawatuna Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Mirissa side-trips: Galle Fort (in Galle) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Unawatuna). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read our Mirissa trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Bentota to Mirissa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. March in Mirissa sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can 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.
Get some cultural insight at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Kandy view point. Get outdoors at Golden Temple of Dambulla and Balloon Rides. Explore Kandy's surroundings by going to Sigiriya (in Sigiriya), Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala) and Dhilip De Alwis (in Habarana). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Kandy Lake, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asgiri Maha Vihara pirivena.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy holiday planner.

Fly from Mirissa to Kandy in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kiri Vehera and Kataragama Temple. Get in touch with nature at Yala National Park and Safaris. Explore Yala National Park's surroundings by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Tissamaharama) and Sella Kataragama Temple (in Kataragama).

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yala National Park online road trip planner.

You can fly from Kandy to Yala National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Yala National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

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 where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Udawalawe National Park attractions planner.

Drive from Yala National Park to Udawalawe National Park in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Nature · Wildlife · Parks

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