19 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

19 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Mirissa
— 2 nights
2
Tissamaharama
— 3 nights
3
Dambulla
— 3 nights
4
Pinnawala
— 2 nights
5
Beruwala
— 3 nights
6
Colombo
— 4 nights

2
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Head to Shoba and Stick No Bills Poster Galleryfor some retail therapy. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Mirissa Beach and Jungle Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Mirissa side-trips: Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery (in Koggala) and Galle (Chilli Dragon Spice, Embark, &more). The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Mirissa trip planner.

Manama, Bahrain to Mirissa is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2.5 hours traveling from Manama to Mirissa. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Manama in December, with highs in Mirissa at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Galle, Jungle Beach, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery
Highlights from your plan
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

3
nights
Tissamaharama

Tissamaharama ©
Tourism in Tissamaharama revolves around the town's vast historic and cultural heritage, with the surroundings of scenic paddy fields adding to the ambiance.
Explore Tissamaharama's surroundings by going to Bundala National Park (in Weligatta), Kalametiya Beach (in Kalametiya) and Udawalawe National Park (in Udawalawe National Park). There's more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tissamaharama day trip site.

Getting from Mirissa to Tissamaharama by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Dambulla.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bundala National Park, Kalametiya Beach, Udawalawe National Park
Highlights from your plan
Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park
Safaris

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Dambulla side-trips: Polonnaruwa (Gal Vihara & Polonnaruwa), Pidurangala Rock (in Sigiriya) and Karu Arts & Crafts (in Naula). Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Minneriya National Park. The adventure continues: Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla and don't miss a visit to Sigiriya.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dambulla trip planner.

Fly from Tissamaharama to Dambulla in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pinnawala.

Things to do in Dambulla

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Minneriya National Park, Karu Arts & Crafts
Highlights from your plan
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Karu Arts & Crafts ©
Karu Arts & Crafts
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya

2
nights
Pinnawala

Pinnawala ©
The main attraction in Pinnawala is undoubtedly its elephant orphanage.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum, thenstroll through Millennium Elephant Foundation, thenstroll through Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, and finally stop by Luv SL. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Elephant Freedom Project.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Pinnawala online travel route planner.

You can drive from Dambulla to Pinnawala in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Beruwala.

Things to do in Pinnawala

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Kegalle, National Railway Museum
Highlights from your plan
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Elephant Freedom Project ©
Elephant Freedom Project
Millennium Elephant Foundation ©
Millennium Elephant Foundation

3
nights
Beruwala

Beruwala ©
Beruwala is a town in Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. For shopping fun, head to Dara Gems & Jewellery or Sriyan Jewellers. You'll get in some beach time at Hikkaduwa Beach and Kalutara Beach. Take a break from Beruwala with a short trip to Narigama Beach in Hikkaduwa, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach and stroll through Sea Turtle Protection Association.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Beruwala online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Pinnawala to Beruwala by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In December in Beruwala, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Beruwala

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Bentota, Kalutara Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Narigama Beach ©
Narigama Beach

4
nights
Colombo

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
For shopping fun, head to Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct or Barefoot. Relax by the water at Mount Lavinia Beach and Negombo Beach. Change things up with a short trip to St. Sebastian’s Church in Negombo (about 50 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Colombo National Museum, stop by ODEL, stroll around Galle Face Green, and don't miss a visit to Independence Square.

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Traveling by car from Beruwala to Colombo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Negombo
Highlights from your plan
Stone 'N' String ©
Stone 'N' String
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum

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