20 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

20 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
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.
Get outdoors at Royal Botanical Gardens and Kandy Lake. Step out of Kandy with an excursion to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala--about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, examine the collection at World Buddhist Museum, make a trip to Galmaduwa temple kandy, and stroll through Knuckles Forest Reserve.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kandy trip planning website.

Stockholm, Sweden to Kandy is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Stockholm to Kandy due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Habarana.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Habarana

Habarana ©
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Step out of the city life by going to Golden Temple of Dambulla and Minneriya National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Habarana: Lanka Silks (in Sigiriya) and Polonnaruwa (Gal Vihara, Polonnaruwa Vatadage, &more). Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Kaudulla National Park. There's more to do: make a trip to Sigiriya and take in the exciting artwork at Pethikada.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Habarana trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Habarana takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Ella.

Things to do in Habarana

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Ella

Ella ©
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
Escape the urban bustle at Little Adam's Peak and Horton Plains National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Ella side-trips: Prabhawa Mountain Day View Point Haputale (in Haputale) and Kande-ela Reservoir (in Nuwara Eliya). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, admire the natural beauty at Ella Spice Garden, make a trip to Nine Arches Bridge, and take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ella trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Habarana to Ella takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Nuwara Eliya, Prabhawa Mountain Day View Point Haputale
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

4
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Take a break from the city and head to Mirissa Beach and Mihiripenna Beach. Relax by the water at Jungle Beach and Polhena Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mirissa: Dutch Market (in Galle), Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa (in Habaraduwa) and Hummanaya Blow Hole (in Kudawella). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stop by Dress Palace, enjoy the sand and surf at Amanwella Silent Beach, and stroll through Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa).

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mirissa trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Ella to Mirissa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Mirissa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bentota.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Matara, Unawatuna, Tangalle, Dutch Market, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Escape the urban bustle at Bentota Beach and Sea Turtle Protection Association. You'll get in some beach time at Hikkaduwa Beach and Kalutara Beach. Step out of Bentota with an excursion to Narigama Beach in Hikkaduwa--about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Beruwala Beach, stop by Leather.lk, don't miss a visit to Bentota Bazaar, and kick back and relax at Moragalla Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bentota itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Mirissa to Bentota takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Beruwala, Hikkaduwa, Kalutara Beach, Leather.lk
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Narigama Beach ©
Narigama Beach

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