19 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

19 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  17 h 30 min
1
Habarana
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Mirissa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Hikkaduwa
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Rekawa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Udawalawe National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
6
Kalkudah
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  21 h 45 min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Habarana

Habarana ©
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hurulu Eco Park and Ritigala Forest Monastery. Visiting Kaudulla National Park and Kalu Diya Pokuna Natural Black Water Pond will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Habarana: Polonnaruwa (Lankathilaka Image House & Gal Vihara) and Anuradhapura (Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, Ruwanwelisaya, &more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Habarana tour itinerary maker site.

Melbourne, Australia to Habarana is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Habarana is minus 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Habarana

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa
Highlights from your plan
Kaudulla National Park ©
Kaudulla National Park
Hurulu Eco Park ©
Hurulu Eco Park
Lankathilaka Image House ©
Lankathilaka Image House

2
nights
Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 20th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, thenstop by LAZY.RIDE, and finally experience rural life at Handunugoda Tea Estate. On the next day, kick back and relax at Medawatta Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Matara Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Polhena Beach.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mirissa holiday planner.

You can fly from Habarana to Mirissa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Mirissa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Matara, Handunugoda Tea Estate
Highlights from your plan
Spas & Wellness
Matara Beach ©
Matara Beach
Handunugoda Tea Estate ©
Handunugoda Tea Estate

4
nights
Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa ©
One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
Escape the urban bustle at Beruwala Beach and Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara. Step off the beaten path and head to Tsunami Honganji Vihara and Kowilawatta Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hikkaduwa: Ahungalla Beach (in Ahungalla), Unawatuna (Spas & Wellness, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more) and Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project (in Kosgoda). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Community Tsunami Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach, and stroll through Sea Turtle Protection Association.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hikkaduwa trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Mirissa to Hikkaduwa in 1.5 hours. December in Hikkaduwa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rekawa.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Bentota, Kowilawatta Temple, Beruwala Beach, Ahungalla Beach
Highlights from your plan
Tsunami Honganji Vihara ©
Tsunami Honganji Vihara
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Beruwala Beach ©
Beruwala 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.
Get outdoors at Bundala National Park and Tangalle Lagoon. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) and Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Kahandamodara Beach and stroll through Amanwella Silent Beach.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rekawa journey planner.

Traveling by car from Hikkaduwa to Rekawa takes 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Rekawa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tangalle, Bundala National Park, Kahandamodara Beach, Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park
Tangalle Lagoon ©
Tangalle Lagoon
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Lakpura and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Transit Home (ETH). On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Udawalawe Trails.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Udawalawe National Park online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rekawa to Udawalawe National Park takes 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Udawalawe National Park are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kalkudah.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
Kalkudah

Kalkudah ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Passikudah Beach. On the next day, tour the water at your own pace with Sail Lanka Charter, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kallady Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kalkudah travel route site.

Getting from Udawalawe National Park to Kalkudah by car takes about 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kalkudah

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Batticaloa
Highlights from your plan
Passikudah Beach ©
Passikudah Beach
Kallady Beach ©
Kallady Beach
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral

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