20 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

20 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dambulla
— 2 nights
2
Tissamaharama
— 2 nights
3
Udawalawe National Park
— 2 nights
4
Ohiya
— 2 nights
5
Kandy
— 4 nights
6
Mirissa
— 3 nights
7
Bentota
— 4 nights

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla, thencatch a live event at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, and then make a trip to Sigiriya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Dambulla driving holiday planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Dambulla is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to India Standard Time is minus 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Dambulla

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kataragama Temple, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tissa Wewa. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Bundala National Park.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tissamaharama journey site.

You can fly from Dambulla to Tissamaharama in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bundala National Park, Kataragama Temple
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Safaris
Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park
Kataragama Temple ©
Kataragama Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Udawalawe National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Elephant Transit Home (ETH), thenget outside with Lakpura, and then admire the engineering at Udawalawe Dam.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Udawalawe National Park online day trip planner.

You can drive from Tissamaharama to Udawalawe National Park in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ohiya.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature
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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: stroll through Kirigalpoththa Hike and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Horton Plains National Park.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ohiya itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Udawalawe National Park to Ohiya in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Ohiya

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Horton Plains National Park
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Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Kirigalpoththa Hike ©
Kirigalpoththa Hike

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.
Get in touch with nature at Royal Botanical Gardens and Kandy Lake. Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Udawattekele Sanctuary are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Knuckles Mountain Range (in Matale) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Alagalla Mountain Range, don't miss a visit to Degaldoruwa Temple, and pause for some photo ops at Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kandy online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ohiya to Kandy in 4 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Knuckles Mountain Range, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Royal Botanical Gardens
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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 Polhena Beach. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mirissa: Jungle Beach (in Unawatuna) and Galle Fort (in Galle). There's still lots to do: stroll through Matara Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matara Paravi Duwa Temple, and stop by Dress Palace.

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You can fly from Kandy to Mirissa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Bentota.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Matara, Jungle Beach, Galle Fort, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

4
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 Hikkaduwa Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Narigama Beach and Ahungalla Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Tsunami Honganji Vihara in Hikkaduwa (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Protection Association, kick back and relax at Beruwala Beach, and stop by Sriyan Jewellers.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bentota online visit planner.

Drive from Mirissa to Bentota in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Bentota sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Kosgoda, Beruwala, Ahungalla Beach
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach

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