16 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

16 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Colombo
1
Colombo
— 7 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 45 min
2
Pinnawala
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2 h
3
Mirissa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Hikkaduwa
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
End: Colombo

7
nights
Colombo

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Lakarcade and Pettah. You'll get in some beach time at Negombo Beach and Mount Lavinia Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colombo: Kalutara (Ranjiths Carving and Batik Museum & Kalutara Beach) and Negombo (Safaris, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more). The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, stroll around Galle Face Green, and see the interesting displays at Colombo National Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Colombo trip itinerary builder site.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Colombo. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Pinnawala.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Negombo, Kalutara
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Mount Lavinia Beach ©
Mount Lavinia Beach
Safaris

1
night
Pinnawala

Pinnawala ©
The main attraction in Pinnawala is undoubtedly its elephant orphanage.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahamevnawa Amadahara Buddhist Monastery Pinnawala, take in the exciting artwork at Pinnawala Handicrafts Emporium, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Elephant Foundation.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Pinnawala day trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Colombo to Pinnawala takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Pinnawala can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Pinnawala

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Millennium Elephant Foundation
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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Millennium Elephant Foundation ©
Millennium Elephant Foundation
Pinnawala Handicrafts Emporium ©
Pinnawala Handicrafts Emporium

2
nights
Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stop by LAZY.RIDE, then kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mihiripenna Beach, and then kick back and relax at Medawatta Beach.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mirissa trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Pinnawala to Mirissa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Mirissa can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mihiripenna Beach, Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex, Medawatta Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Mihiripenna Beach ©
Mihiripenna Beach

5
nights
Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa ©
One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
Bring the kids along to Jungle Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach. Head to Made In Ceylon and Saffron Robesfor some retail therapy. Explore Hikkaduwa's surroundings by going to Galle (EXOTIC ROOTS & Galle Fort), Bentota (Bentota Beach & Sea Turtle Protection Association) and Ahungalla Beach (in Ahungalla). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the interesting displays at Community Tsunami Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kosgoda Turtle Care, and don't miss a visit to Tsunami Honganji Vihara.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Hikkaduwa trip planner.

You can drive from Mirissa to Hikkaduwa in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Hikkaduwa are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Galle, Bentota, Tsunami Photo Museum, Kosgoda Turtle Care
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

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