4 days in Southern Province Itinerary

4 days in Southern Province Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Province trip planner

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Matara
— 1 day
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Mirissa
— 1 night
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Hikkaduwa
— 2 nights
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Matara

— 1 day

Mathota

A commercial capital in the south, Matara offers a real taste of Sri Lanka, which the southern coast's beach resorts often lack.
On the 27th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirissa Beach, then center your mind and body at Good Spa, and then look for gifts at Podi Kade.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Matara trip planning app.

Colombo to Matara is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Matara are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Matara

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Spas

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Mirissa

— 1 night
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 28th (Thu), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach, and then stop by LAZY.RIDE.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mirissa online driving holiday planner.

Mirissa is just a stone's throw from Matara. In March, daily temperatures in Mirissa can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Hikkaduwa

— 2 nights
One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
On the 29th (Fri), make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, then kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, then contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, and finally browse the exhibits of Saffron Robes. On the next day, kick back and relax at Bentota Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hikkaduwa online trip planner.

Getting from Mirissa to Hikkaduwa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Southern Province travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Dolphin & Whale Watching
Among Sri Lanka's nine administrative units, Southern Province remains a top tourist destination for both domestic and foreign visitors. A holiday in Southern Province usually includes visits to important natural attractions, such as wildlife sanctuaries sheltering hundreds of species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. Visitors looking to enrich their Southern Province itinerary with a few cultural sites generally head to Galle, which thrived as a major port during the Dutch colonial period. Today, this provincial capital lures travelers with its historic 16th-century fort, as well as a good selection of museums, temples, and churches.