16 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

16 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kaunas
Fly + Drive:  22 h
1
Bentota
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Mirissa
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 15 min
3
Kandy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Habarana
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h
5
Negombo
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: Kaunas

1
night
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): kick back and relax at Kalutara Beach, stroll through Beruwala Beach, and then stroll through Sea Turtle Protection Association. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Ahungalla Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Bentota driving holiday planning site.

Kaunas, Lithuania to Bentota is an approximately 23- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Kaunas to Bentota due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Kaunas in September; daily highs in Bentota reach 36°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kalutara Beach, Beruwala Beach, Hikkaduwa Beach, Ahungalla Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Sea Turtle Protection Association ©
Sea Turtle Protection Association

3
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Relax by the water at Mirissa Beach and Matara Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Galle Fort and Matara Paravi Duwa Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mirissa: Unawatuna (Jungle Beach & Mihiripenna Beach) and Stick No Bills Poster Gallery (in Galle). There's more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and stop by Dress Palace.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mirissa trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Bentota to Mirissa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Matara, Galle
Highlights from your plan
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Popular historic sites such as Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Royal Palace of Kandy are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kandy: Pinnawala (Pinnawala Handicrafts Emporium & Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage) and Millennium Elephant Foundation (in Kegalle). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, make a trip to Kandy view point, and take in the awesome beauty at Hanthana Mountain Range.

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

Getting from Mirissa to Kandy by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Habarana.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pinnawala, Millennium Elephant Foundation, Royal Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

3
nights
Habarana

Habarana ©
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa Vatadage will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Habarana: Golden Temple of Dambulla (in Dambulla) and Polonnaruwa (Gal Vihara & Polonnaruwa). Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Minneriya National Park. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Pidurangala Rock and stroll through Dhilip De Alwis.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Habarana road trip app.

Getting from Kandy to Habarana by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Negombo.

Things to do in Habarana

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Minneriya National Park, Golden Temple of Dambulla
Highlights from your plan
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Polonnaruwa ©
Polonnaruwa

3
nights
Negombo

Negombo ©
Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Negombo Beach and Mount Lavinia Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple and Negombo Public Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Colombo (Colombo National Museum, Viharamahadevi Park, &more).

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Negombo online day trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Habarana to Negombo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Negombo are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Negombo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Colombo
Highlights from your plan
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum

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