11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Beirut
Fly + Drive:  14​h 15​min
1
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Netolpitiya
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Uda Walawe National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Habarana
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h
End: Beirut

3
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Take a break from the city and head to Handunugoda Tea Estate and Ahungalla Beach. Relax by the water at Mirissa Beach and Jungle Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Unawatuna: Kowilawatta Temple (in Balapitiya), Spas & Wellness (in Mirissa) and Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project (in Kosgoda). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Polhena Beach, look for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery, and examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Unawatuna trip planner .

Beirut, Lebanon to Unawatuna is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Beirut to Unawatuna, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Netolpitiya.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Polhena Beach, Handunugoda Tea Estate, Kowilawatta Temple, Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project
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Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Handunugoda Tea Estate ©
Handunugoda Tea Estate
Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project ©

2
nights
Netolpitiya

Netolpitiya ©
Most people take a trip to Netolpitiya to enjoy a classic beach holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Bundala National Park. On your second day here, explore the activities along Tangalle Lagoon & Kayak, take in the exciting artwork at Indika Art Gallery, and then kick back and relax at Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa).

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Netolpitiya trip planner .

Drive from Unawatuna to Netolpitiya in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uda Walawe National Park.

Things to do in Netolpitiya

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Udawalawa Safari.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Uda Walawe National Park vacation site .

Traveling by car from Netolpitiya to Uda Walawe National Park takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Habarana.

Things to do in Uda Walawe National Park

Wildlife Parks
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Udawalawa Safari ©
Udawalawa Safari
Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)

3
nights
Habarana

Habarana ©
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kaudulla National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Polonnaruwa Vatadage, steep yourself in history at Lankathilaka Image House, then make a trip to Gal Vihara, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hurulu Eco Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Habarana trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Uda Walawe National Park to Habarana in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You will leave for home on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Habarana

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Polonnaruwa
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Kaudulla National Park ©
Kaudulla National Park
Hurulu Eco Park ©
Hurulu Eco Park
Lankathilaka Image House ©
Lankathilaka Image House

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