7 days in Southern Province Itinerary

7 days in Southern Province Itinerary

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7 days in Southern Province Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Tissamaharama
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h
2
Matara
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Hikkaduwa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
End: Colombo

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Yala National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bundala National Park.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tissamaharama road trip website .

Colombo to Tissamaharama is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Tissamaharama are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Matara.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bundala National Park, Yala National Park
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park
Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park

1
night
Matara

Matara ©
A commercial capital in the south, Matara offers a real taste of Sri Lanka, which the southern coast's beach resorts often lack.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): stop by Stick No Bills Poster Gallery and then see the top attractions with Gihan Tours Sri Lanka. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Matara online itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Tissamaharama to Matara in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Matara

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mirissa, Stick No Bills Poster Gallery
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Gihan Tours Sri Lanka ©
Gihan Tours Sri Lanka
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

3
nights
Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hikkaduwa: Galle (Dutch Reformed Church & Galle Fort), Unawatuna (Japanese Peace Pagoda, Jungle Beach, & more) and Kowilawatta Temple (in Balapitiya). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, and stroll through Bentota Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hikkaduwa trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Matara to Hikkaduwa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Galle, Bentota, Unawatuna, Kowilawatta Temple
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Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach