15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Boston
Fly + Drive:  26 h
1
Bentota
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Mirissa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Rekawa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Udawalawe National Park
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Habarana
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  27 h
End: Boston

2
nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Beruwala Beach and Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center. Get outdoors at Ahungalla Beach and Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bentota: Hikkaduwa (Hikkaduwa Beach & Tsunami Honganji Vihara). There's much more to do: stroll through Sea Turtle Protection Association, stroll around Brief Garden - Bevis Bawa, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bentota visit planning site.

Boston, USA to Bentota is an approximately 26- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Boston to Bentota. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Boston in January, with highs in Bentota at 89°F and lows at 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mirissa.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Beruwala, Kosgoda, Hikkaduwa, Ahungalla Beach
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Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Beruwala Beach ©
Beruwala Beach

2
nights
Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: stop by LAZY.RIDE, experience rural life at Handunugoda Tea Estate, then stroll through Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Polhena Beach.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mirissa trip maker tool.

You can drive from Bentota to Mirissa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daytime highs in Mirissa are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Rekawa.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Polhena Beach, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa, Scuba & Snorkeling, Handunugoda Tea Estate
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Spas & Wellness
Handunugoda Tea Estate ©
Handunugoda Tea Estate
Polhena Beach ©
Polhena Beach

3
nights
Rekawa

Rekawa ©
A small town with a laidback vibe squeezed between the ocean and the shores of a rich lagoon surrounded by mangroves, Rekawa draws visitors throughout the year with a pioneering turtle conservation project, the most notable tourist attraction in Rekawa.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bundala National Park and Kahandamodara Beach. Visiting Tangalle Lagoon and Kalametiya Beach will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) and enjoy the sand and surf at Amanwella Silent Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rekawa day trip site.

You can drive from Mirissa to Rekawa in 2 hours. January in Rekawa sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Rekawa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tangalle, Kalametiya, Bundala National Park, Kahandamodara Beach
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Tangalle Lagoon ©
Tangalle Lagoon
Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park
Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) ©
Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Lakpura and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Transit Home (ETH). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Udawalawe Trails.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Udawalawe National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Rekawa to Udawalawe National Park in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Udawalawe National Park are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Habarana.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Udawalawe Trails
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Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)
Udawalawe Trails ©
Udawalawe Trails
Lakpura ©
Lakpura

2
nights
Habarana

Habarana ©
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kaudulla National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Gal Vihara, then stroll through Dhilip De Alwis, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hurulu Eco Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Habarana trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Udawalawe National Park to Habarana by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Habarana

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Gal Vihara
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Kaudulla National Park ©
Kaudulla National Park
Hurulu Eco Park ©
Hurulu Eco Park
Dhilip De Alwis ©
Dhilip De Alwis

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