20 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

20 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Habarana
— 3 nights
2
Kandy
— 4 nights
3
Mirissa
— 3 nights
4
Rekawa
— 4 nights
5
Bentota
— 3 nights

3
nights
Habarana

Habarana ©
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa. Explore Habarana's surroundings by going to Dambulla (Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium & Golden Temple of Dambulla), Anuradhapura (Lovamahapaya Brazen Palace, Ruwanwelisaya, &more) and Polonnaruwa Vatadage (in Polonnaruwa). Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Minneriya National Park. It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Habarana day trip site.

Warsaw, Poland to Habarana is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to India Standard Time is 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Habarana

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Udawattekele Sanctuary are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Kandy side-trips: Kegalle (Millennium Elephant Foundation & Elephant Freedom Project) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, stroll through Knuckles Forest Reserve, and don't miss a visit to Kandy view point.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kandy tour planner.

Traveling by car from Habarana to Kandy takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kegalle, Royal Botanical Gardens, Knuckles Forest Reserve, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

3
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
You'll get in some beach time at Mirissa Beach and Jungle Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Galle Fort and Matara Paravi Duwa Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Mirissa side-trips: Mihiripenna Beach (in Unawatuna) and Stick No Bills Poster Gallery (in Galle). And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Matara Beach, and stop by Dress Palace.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mirissa road trip planning website.

Getting from Kandy to Mirissa by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Mirissa are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rekawa.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Matara, Galle
Highlights from your plan
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Medilla Beach and Kahandamodara Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Indika Art Gallery and Madunagala Hermitage. Explore Rekawa's surroundings by going to Safaris (in Tissamaharama) and Udawalawe National Park (in Udawalawe National Park). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa), tour the pleasant surroundings at Amanwella Silent Beach, and explore the activities along Tangalle Lagoon.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rekawa holiday planner.

You can drive from Mirissa to Rekawa in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Bentota.

Things to do in Rekawa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tangalle, Kahandamodara Beach, Safaris, Udawalawe National Park
Highlights from your plan
Amanwella Silent Beach ©
Amanwella Silent Beach
Safaris
Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) ©
Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa)

3
nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bentota Beach and Beruwala Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Bentota side-trips: Kalutara Beach (in Kalutara) and Hikkaduwa (Hikkaduwa Beach, Tsunami Honganji Vihara, &more). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Ahungalla Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kosgoda Turtle Care.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bentota travel planner.

Traveling by car from Rekawa to Bentota takes 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Kosgoda, Kalutara Beach, Ahungalla Beach, Beruwala Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach

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