5 days in Southern Province Itinerary

5 days in Southern Province Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Colombo
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Tissamaharama
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Unawatuna
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Balapitiya
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
End: Colombo

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yala National Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tissamaharama online vacation maker.

Colombo to Tissamaharama is an approximately 4- hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In February in Tissamaharama, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Yala National Park
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

2
nights
Unawatuna

Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Unawatuna: Mirissa (Mirissa Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, look for gifts at Embark, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Unawatuna journey planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Tissamaharama to Unawatuna in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Balapitiya.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Galle, Mirissa
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

1
night
Balapitiya

Balapitiya ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): kick back and relax at Bentota Beach, kick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach, and then stroll through Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Balapitiya trip itinerary app.

Traveling by bus from Unawatuna to Balapitiya takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Balapitiya are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Balapitiya

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Bentota Beach
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Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa ©
Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa