10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + Drive:  7​h
1
Udawalawe National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Kosgoda
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Mirissa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Netolpitiya
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Chennai

2
nights
Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park ©
One of the primary nature reserves in the country, Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Udawalawa Safari and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Transit Home.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Uda Walawe National Park online travel planner .

Chennai (Madras), India to Uda Walawe National Park is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Kosgoda.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Udawalawe National Park ©
Udawalawe National Park
Discover Sri Lanka by Lakpura ©
Discover Sri Lanka by Lakpura
Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)

3
nights
Kosgoda

Kosgoda ©
Take a break from the city and head to Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project and Bentota Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Hikkaduwa Beach and Beruwala Beach. Explore Kosgoda's surroundings by going to Hikkaduwa (Community Tsunami Museum & Tsunami Honganji Vihara). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ahungalla Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Madu River, look for all kinds of wild species at Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kowilawatta Temple.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kosgoda trip planner .

You can drive from Uda Walawe National Park to Kosgoda in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mirissa.

Things to do in Kosgoda

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Balapitiya, Bentota Beach, Beruwala Beach, Ahungalla Beach
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Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

3
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 30th (Sat), race across the water with a speed boat tour, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matara Paravi Duwa Temple. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirissa Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, and then stroll through Snake Farm.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mirissa online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Kosgoda to Mirissa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Netolpitiya.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Matara, Jungle Beach
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

1
night
Netolpitiya

Netolpitiya ©
Most people take a trip to Netolpitiya to enjoy a classic beach holiday.
On the 1st (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Bundala National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Tangalle Lagoon, then take in the exciting artwork at Indika Art Gallery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa).

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Netolpitiya day trip site .

You can drive from Mirissa to Netolpitiya in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Netolpitiya

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Tangalle, Bundala National Park
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Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park
Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) ©
Tangalle Lagoon ©
Tangalle Lagoon

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