11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Thessaloniki
Fly + taxi:  17​h 15​min
1
Bentota
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Unawatuna
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
3
Uda Walawe National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Thessaloniki

3
nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Sinharaja Forest Reserve. We've included these beaches for you: Ahungalla Beach and Bentota Beach. Explore Bentota's surroundings by going to Hikkaduwa (Community Tsunami Museum & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center and look for gifts at Leather.lk.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bentota road trip planning site .

Thessaloniki, Greece to Bentota is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Thessaloniki to Bentota, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Thessaloniki in December, with highs in Bentota at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Bentota

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kosgoda, Hikkaduwa, Leather.lk, Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Ahungalla Beach
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Mihiripenna Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Narigama Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Venture out of the city with trips to Tsunami Honganji Vihara (in Hikkaduwa) and Mirissa Beach (in Mirissa).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Unawatuna road trip site .

You can drive from Bentota to Unawatuna in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Unawatuna can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Uda Walawe National Park.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Galle, Hikkaduwa, Mirissa, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery
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Narigama Beach ©
Narigama Beach
Mihiripenna Beach ©
Mihiripenna Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

2
nights
Uda Walawe National Park

Uda Walawe 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.
On the 3rd (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Udawalawe National Park.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Uda Walawe National Park sightseeing planning app .

You can drive from Unawatuna to Uda Walawe National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uda Walawe National Park

Nature Parks
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Udawalawe National Park ©
Udawalawe National Park

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