10 days in Southern Province Itinerary

10 days in Southern Province Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Province holiday planner

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Route & dates

Start: Izmir, Turkey
Fly + Drive:  19 h 15 min
1
Balapitiya
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
3
Tissamaharama
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h
End: Izmir, Turkey

2
nights
Balapitiya

Balapitiya ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach, and then stroll through Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach, stroll through Sea Turtle Protection Association, then make a trip to Tsunami Honganji Vihara, and finally examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum.

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Izmir, Turkey to Balapitiya is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to India Standard Time is 2.5 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Izmir in January: high temperatures in Balapitiya hover around 37°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Balapitiya

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Bentota, Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project
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Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa ©
Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa

3
nights
Unawatuna

Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Unawatuna: Mirissa (Mirissa Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Church, take in the exciting artwork at EXOTIC ROOTS, and look for gifts at Embark.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Unawatuna trip itinerary site.

Take a bus from Balapitiya to Unawatuna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Tissamaharama

Tissamaharama ©
Tourism in Tissamaharama revolves around the town's vast historic and cultural heritage, with the surroundings of scenic paddy fields adding to the ambiance.
Take a break from Tissamaharama with a short trip to Yala National Park in Yala National Park, about 1h 25 min away. Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Bundala National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, make a trip to Tissa Dagoba, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tissamaharama road trip planning website.

Getting from Unawatuna to Tissamaharama by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bundala National Park, Yala National Park
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park
Safaris
Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park