16 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

16 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Pinnawala
— 1 night
2
Habarana
— 2 nights
3
Ohiya
— 2 nights
4
Udawalawe National Park
— 2 nights
5
Mirissa
— 3 nights
6
Bentota
— 3 nights

1
night
Pinnawala

Pinnawala ©
The main attraction in Pinnawala is undoubtedly its elephant orphanage.
On the 24th (Wed), stroll through Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alagalla Mountain Range, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Elephant Foundation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Freedom Project.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pinnawala route planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Pinnawala is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Pinnawala, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Habarana.

Things to do in Pinnawala

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kegalle, Alagalla Mountain Range
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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Elephant Freedom Project ©
Elephant Freedom Project
Millennium Elephant Foundation ©
Millennium Elephant Foundation

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 26th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla, thenmake a trip to Sigiriya Craft Village, and then make a trip to Sigiriya.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Habarana trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Pinnawala to Habarana takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ohiya.

Things to do in Habarana

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Minneriya National Park, Golden Temple of Dambulla
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya

2
nights
Ohiya

Ohiya ©
Ohiya is a rural village located in Badulla District of Uva Province, Sri Lanka. Keep things going the next day: trek along Thotupola Kanda Nature Trail and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Horton Plains National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ohiya trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Habarana to Ohiya takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Ohiya

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Horton Plains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park

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 30th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Udawalawe National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Transit Home (ETH), get outside with Lakpura, and then admire the engineering at Udawalawe Dam.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Udawalawe National Park travel route site.

Drive from Ohiya to Udawalawe National Park in 4 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lakpura ©
Lakpura
Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)
Udawalawe Dam ©
Udawalawe Dam

3
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Get outdoors at Mirissa Beach and Mihiripenna Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Jungle Beach and Weligama Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa in Habaraduwa (about 40 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Polhena Beach, and kick back and relax at Amanwella Silent Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mirissa visit planner.

Getting from Udawalawe National Park to Mirissa by car takes about 3.5 hours. October in Mirissa sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bentota.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Polhena Beach, Weligama Beach, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa, Amanwella Silent Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

3
nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Escape the urban bustle at Bentota Beach and Narigama Beach. Visit Hikkaduwa Beach and Beruwala Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bentota: Tsunami Honganji Vihara (in Hikkaduwa) and Kalutara Beach (in Kalutara). The adventure continues: stroll through Sea Turtle Protection Association.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bentota trip website.

Drive from Mirissa to Bentota in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daytime highs in Bentota are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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