18 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

18 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bentota
— 1 night
2
Mirissa
— 3 nights
3
Habarana
— 4 nights
4
Ohiya
— 3 nights
5
Kandy
— 4 nights

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 7th (Fri): kick back and relax at Bentota Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Beruwala Beach, thenstroll through Sea Turtle Protection Association, and finally stroll through Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Ahungalla Beach, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Narigama Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hikkaduwa Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bentota day trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Bentota is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 5.5 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Manchester in June, with highs in Bentota at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mirissa.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Ahungalla Beach, Beruwala Beach, Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center
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 Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa). Do some cultural sightseeing at Matara Paravi Duwa Temple and Kushta Raja Gala. Take a break from Mirissa with a short trip to Jungle Beach in Unawatuna, about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Amanwella Silent Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Matara Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mirissa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bentota to Mirissa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Habarana.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Matara, Tangalle, Kushta Raja Gala, Jungle Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

4
nights
Habarana

Habarana ©
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Take a break from the city and head to Minneriya National Park and Golden Temple of Dambulla. Popular historic sites such as Mihintale and Polonnaruwa are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Habarana: Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium (in Dambulla), Polonnaruwa Vatadage (in Polonnaruwa) and Ruwanwelisaya (in Anuradhapura). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Sigiriya, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Habarana trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Mirissa to Habarana takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ohiya.

Things to do in Habarana

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Ohiya

Ohiya ©
Ohiya is a rural village located in Badulla District of Uva Province, Sri Lanka. Get in touch with nature at Horton Plains National Park and Gregory Lake. Change things up with these side-trips from Ohiya: Ella Rock (in Ella), Prabhawa Mountain Day View Point Haputale (in Haputale) and Kande-ela Reservoir (in Nuwara Eliya).

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ohiya travel planner.

You can drive from Habarana to Ohiya in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Ohiya

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Nuwara Eliya, Ella Rock, Prabhawa Mountain Day View Point Haputale
Highlights from your plan
Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Gregory Lake ©
Gregory Lake

4
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.
Visiting Kandy Lake and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Kandy Garrison Cemetery. Take a break from Kandy with a short trip to Knuckles Mountain Range in Matale, about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, don't miss a visit to Galmaduwa temple kandy, stroll through Knuckles Forest Reserve, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hanthana Mountain Range.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kandy route planning site.

Traveling by car from Ohiya to Kandy takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Knuckles Mountain Range, Royal Botanical Gardens, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Knuckles Forest Reserve
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

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