8 days in Sri Lanka & Ahmedabad Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka & Ahmedabad Itinerary

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8 days in Sri Lanka & Ahmedabad Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad, India
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  10​h 15​min
1
Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
2
Mirissa, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h
3
Pinnawala, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Negombo, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Ahmedabad, India
— 1 day
End: Ahmedabad, India

1
night
Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

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.
On the 3rd (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach, stroll through Jungle Beach, and then stop by Cara Jewellers. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Narigama Beach, then explore the galleries of Saffron Robes Gallery and Studio, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Tsunami Photo Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hikkaduwa day trip website .

Ahmedabad, India to Hikkaduwa is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Ahmedabad in March, expect nights in Hikkaduwa to be somewhat warmer, around 29°C, while days are slightly colder, around 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mirissa.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cara Jewellers, Tsunami Photo Museum, Bentota Beach, Jungle Beach
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach

1
night
Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 5th (Tue), look for gifts at LAZY.RIDE, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mirissa trip planner .

You can drive from Hikkaduwa to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Mirissa can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Pinnawala.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Pinnawala, Sri Lanka

Pinnawala ©
The main attraction in Pinnawala is undoubtedly its elephant orphanage.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahamevnawa Amadahara Buddhist Monastery Pinnawala, then stop by Pinnawala Handicrafts Emporium, then look for all kinds of wild species at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, and finally identify plant and animal life at Millennium Elephant Foundation.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Mirissa to Pinnawala takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Negombo.

Things to do in Pinnawala

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Millennium Elephant Foundation
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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Millennium Elephant Foundation ©
Millennium Elephant Foundation
Pinnawala Handicrafts Emporium ©
Pinnawala Handicrafts Emporium

2
nights
Negombo, Sri Lanka

Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors.
On the 7th (Thu), stop by Sun Shine Jewels and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, then stroll through Galle Face Green, then browse the different shops at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, and finally stroll through Negombo Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Negombo trip tool .

Getting from Pinnawala to Negombo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ahmedabad.

Things to do in Negombo

Shopping Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Colombo
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct ©

1
day
Ahmedabad, India

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): admire the striking features of Sidi Saeed Mosque, contemplate the long history of Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, then browse the different shops at AlphaOne Mall, then buy something for everyone on your list at Ratios, and finally view the masterpieces at NC Mehta Gallery.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ahmedabad trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Negombo to Ahmedabad in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. When traveling from Negombo in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Ahmedabad: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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AlphaOne Mall ©
AlphaOne Mall
Ratios ©
Ratios

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