31 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

31 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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31 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly + Taxi:  14 h 45 min
1
Bentota
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Unawatuna
— 6 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h
3
Udawalawe National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Tissamaharama
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
5
Kalkudah
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Anuradhapura
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Copenhagen

5
nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
We've included these beaches for you: Bentota Beach and Beruwala Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Ahungalla Beach and Sinharaja Forest Reserve. Explore Bentota's surroundings by going to Sea Turtle Hatchery (in Ambalangoda) and Hikkaduwa (Community Tsunami Museum & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, visit Lunuganga, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid ul Abrar.

For more things to do, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read Bentota trip itinerary builder site .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Bentota is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Bentota due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Copenhagen in March, with highs in Bentota at 38°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Bentota

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Beruwala, Hikkaduwa, Kosgoda, Ahungalla Beach, Sinharaja Forest Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Beruwala Beach ©
Beruwala Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

6
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Bring the kids along to Jungle Beach and Mirissa Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Narigama Beach and Sea Turtle Farm. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Unawatuna: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mirissa) and Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa).

To see maps, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, go to the Unawatuna planner.

Traveling by car from Bentota to Unawatuna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Unawatuna can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Galle, Mirissa, Hikkaduwa, Handunugoda Tea Estate, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa
Highlights from your plan
Narigama Beach ©
Narigama Beach
Mihiripenna Beach ©
Mihiripenna Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Safaris and Mahapelessa Hot Springs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Udawalawe National Park: Sampath Gems (in Ratnapura) and Udawalawa Elephant Orphanage (in Udawalawa). It doesn't end there: stroll through Udawalawe National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Udawalawe National Park attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Unawatuna to Udawalawe National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Udawalawa, Sampath Gems, Mahapelessa Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Udawalawe National Park ©
Udawalawe National Park
Safaris
Udawalawe Trails ©
Udawalawe Trails

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kataragama Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tissamaharama: Yala National Park (in Yala National Park), Kahandamodara Beach (in Kahandamodara) and Agro Technology Park (in Hambantota). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Tissa Wewa, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and explore the striking landscape of Bundala National Park.

For where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Tissamaharama trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Udawalawe National Park to Tissamaharama in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Tissamaharama are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Kalkudah.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tangalle Lagoon, Kahandamodara Beach, Bundala National Park, Kataragama Temple, Yala National Park
Highlights from your plan
Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park
Kahandamodara Beach ©
Kahandamodara Beach
Safaris

3
nights
Kalkudah

Kalkudah ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Passikudah Beach and Batticaloa Eco Park. Get out of town with these interesting Kalkudah side-trips: Batticaloa (Kallady Beach, Batticaloa Lighthouse, &more).

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kalkudah driving holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Tissamaharama to Kalkudah in 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Kalkudah

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Batticaloa
Highlights from your plan
Passikudah Beach ©
Passikudah Beach
Kallady Beach ©
Kallady Beach
Kallady Bridge ©
Kallady Bridge

7
nights
Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura ©
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
Explore hidden gems such as Safaris and Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi. Explore Anuradhapura's surroundings by going to Sigiriya (Pethikada, Sigiriya, &more), Balloon Rides (in Dambulla) and Habarana (Dhilip De Alwis & Dambulla Cave Temple). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, take in the views from Gal Palama (Stone Bridge) over Malwathu Oya, delve into the mystery of Sakwala Chakraya (Star Gate), and admire the striking features of Ruwanwelisaya.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Anuradhapura trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Kalkudah to Anuradhapura takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Habarana, Balloon Rides
Highlights from your plan
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Safaris
Dhilip De Alwis ©
Dhilip De Alwis

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