7 days in Bentota, Mirissa & Ella Itinerary

7 days in Bentota, Mirissa & Ella Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Bentota
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mirissa
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Ella
— 1 night
Taxi to Colombo, Fly to Delhi

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Bentota

— 2 nights
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
On the 26th (Wed), kick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach, examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum, then stroll through Sea Turtle Protection Association, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Beruwala Beach, stroll through Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ahungalla Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bentota trip planning site.

New Delhi, India to Bentota is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: highs in Bentota hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mirissa.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mirissa

— 2 nights
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Church, then steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, and finally stop by Stick No Bills Poster Gallery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mirissa online trip maker.

You can drive from Bentota to Mirissa in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December in Mirissa, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ella

— 1 night
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ella road trip planner.

You can drive from Mirissa to Ella in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ella

Nature · Parks