19 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

19 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bentota
— 3 nights
2
Mirissa
— 3 nights
3
Udawalawe National Park
— 3 nights
4
Ohiya
— 2 nights
5
Kandy
— 3 nights
6
Dambulla
— 4 nights

3
nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
We've included these beaches for you: Bentota Beach and Beruwala Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Hikkaduwa Beach and Sea Turtle Protection Association. Get out of town with these interesting Bentota side-trips: Hikkaduwa (Narigama Beach & Tsunami Honganji Vihara) and Kalutara Beach (in Kalutara). There's more to do: stroll through Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kowilawatta Temple.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bentota road trip planning app.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Bentota is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Bentota due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Kosgoda, Kalutara Beach, Kowilawatta Temple, Beruwala Beach
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mirissa Beach and Jungle Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) and Polhena Beach. Take a break from Mirissa with a short trip to Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa in Habaraduwa, about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Amanwella Silent Beach, and stroll through Matara Beach.

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

Traveling by car from Bentota to Mirissa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Mirissa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tangalle, Matara, Jungle Beach, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa
Highlights from your plan
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Udawalawe National Park and Lakpura. Change things up with these side-trips from Udawalawe National Park: Hambantota (Mahapelessa Hot Springs & Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Transit Home (ETH) and see human ingenuity at work at Udawalawe Dam.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Udawalawe National Park itinerary planner.

Drive from Mirissa to Udawalawe National Park in 3.5 hours. November in Udawalawe National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ohiya.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hambantota
Highlights from your plan
Lakpura ©
Lakpura
Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)
Udawalawe Dam ©
Udawalawe Dam

2
nights
Ohiya

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

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ohiya road trip app.

Traveling by car from Udawalawe National Park to Ohiya takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Ohiya

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Knuckles Forest Reserve. Get a sense of the local culture at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Udawattekele Sanctuary. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, take in the awesome beauty at Hanthana Mountain Range, make a trip to Galmaduwa temple kandy, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kandy trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ohiya to Kandy takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Royal Botanical Gardens, 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

4
nights
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Visiting Golden Temple of Dambulla and Hurulu Eco Park will get you outdoors. Sigiriya and Dambulla Cave Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring nature at Minneriya National Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dambulla sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Kandy to Dambulla in 2.5 hours. You will leave for home on the 10th (Mon).

Things to do in Dambulla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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