12 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

12 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manama
Fly:  6 h
1
Colombo
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
2
Udawalawe National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Mirissa
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
4
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
5
Colombo
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Manama

1
night
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.
On the 13th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Borella All Saints Church and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seema Malakaya Temple.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Colombo journey planning website.

Manama, Bahrain to Colombo is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2.5 hours traveling from Manama to Colombo. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manama in January: high temperatures in Colombo hover around 37°C and lows are around 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Tue) before leaving for Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Colombo

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Seema Malakaya Temple ©
Seema Malakaya Temple
Borella All Saints Church ©
Borella All Saints Church

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 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Udawalawe National Park.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Udawalawe National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Colombo to Udawalawe National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Udawalawe National Park are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mirissa.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

3
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mirissa Beach as well as Whale Watching Club. Your inner history buff will appreciate Dondra Head Lighthouse and Matara Paravi Duwa Temple. It doesn't end there: stop by Dress Palace.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mirissa driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Udawalawe National Park to Mirissa takes 3.5 hours. In January in Mirissa, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Matara Paravi Duwa Temple, Dondra Head Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Whale Watching Club ©
Whale Watching Club
Dondra Head Lighthouse ©
Dondra Head Lighthouse

3
nights
Unawatuna

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.
Family-friendly places like Jungle Beach and Mihiripenna Beach will thrill your kids. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Galle Fort and Unawatuna Devol Devalaya. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Unawatuna Beach, make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, and stop by Lak Gems & Jewellery.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Unawatuna vacation tool.

Unawatuna is very close to Mirissa. In January, daytime highs in Unawatuna are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Wed) before leaving for Colombo.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Galle Fort
Highlights from your plan
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mihiripenna Beach ©
Mihiripenna Beach

1
night
Colombo

Colombo ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Colombo trip builder.

Traveling by train from Unawatuna to Colombo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Colombo

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple

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