20 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

20 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Colombo
— 3 nights
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Hikkaduwa
— 4 nights
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Mirissa
— 4 nights
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Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
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Kandy
— 4 nights
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Sigiriya
— 3 nights

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple and St. Anne's Church. Colombo National Museum and Ganeshism Studio Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Colombo's surroundings by going to Negombo Beach (in Negombo), Sri Lanka Air Force Museum (in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia) and National Telecommunication Museum (in Padukka). Spend the 19th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Galleries of Sapumal Foundation, examine the collection at Number 11, and walk around Galle Face Green.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Colombo road trip planning site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Colombo. In November in Colombo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Colombo

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History Museum
Colombo National Museum
3.6
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Safari
Safaris
4.8

4
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Galle Fort and Sri Vijayarama Viharaya. Museum-lovers will get to explore Tsunami Photo Museum and Community Tsunami Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hikkaduwa: Jungle Beach (in Unawatuna) and Bentota (Sea Turtle Protection Association & Bentota Beach). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach, view the masterpieces at Saffron Robes, explore the galleries of Genuine Batik, and stroll through Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hikkaduwa online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Colombo to Hikkaduwa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Hikkaduwa can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mirissa.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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Hikkaduwa Beach
4.1
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Galle Fort
4.4
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Beach
Jungle Beach
3.4

4
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Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex and Indika Art Gallery. You'll get in some beach time at Mirissa Beach and Matara Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mirissa: Kahandamodara Beach (in Kahandamodara) and Kalametiya Beach (in Kalametiya). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, view the masterpieces at Art Batiks, enjoy the sand and surf at Medawatta Beach, and get a dose of the wild on Sri With Lanka.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mirissa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hikkaduwa to Mirissa takes 1.5 hours. November in Mirissa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Must see
Mirissa Beach
4.3
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
3.6
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Sri With Lanka
4.9

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Udawalawe National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Udawalawe National Park tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Mirissa to Udawalawe National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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.
Get some historical perspective at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Kandy Garrison Cemetery. Appreciate the collections at Ceylon Tea Museum and World Buddhist Museum. Explore Kandy's surroundings by going to Aakarsha Gem House (in Matale), Pinnawala (Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage & Pinnawala Handicrafts Emporium) and See Lanka Travels (in Waikkal). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, take an in-depth tour of Raja Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kandy, use our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Udawalawe National Park to Kandy in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Kandy

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Sigiriya

Sigiriya ©
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sigiriya Fortress and Polonnaruwa. Visit Golden Temple of Dambulla and Lankathilaka Image House for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Sigiriya to Melsiripura to see Arankelle Ancient Monastery about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, view the masterpieces at Pethikada, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sigiriya sightseeing planning app.

You can drive from Kandy to Sigiriya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Must see
Sigiriya Fortress
4.6
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World heritage site
Polonnaruwa
4.4

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