12 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

12 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Colombo
— 2 nights
2
Yala National Park
— 2 nights
3
Hambantota
— 1 night
4
Kudawella
— 1 night
5
Hikkaduwa
— 4 nights

2
nights
Colombo

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple and Borella All Saints Church. Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and River Rafting & Tubing. The adventure continues: walk around Galle Face Green, take in the exciting artwork at Ganeshism Studio Gallery, and head outdoors with Scan Alpine Outdoor Solutions.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Colombo sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Colombo is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from London to Colombo, you'll lose 5.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in September; daily highs in Colombo reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Yala National Park

Yala National Park ©
One of the most popular national parks in the country, Yala National Park boasts a wide variety of animals, and does important work in conserving and growing populations.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Yala National Park. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kataragama Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kiri Vehera, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Yala National Park road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Colombo to Yala National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Yala National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hambantota.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kataragama, Safaris
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park
Safaris
Kataragama Temple ©
Kataragama Temple

1
night
Hambantota

Hambantota ©
Hambantota is the main town in Hambantota District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bundala National Park.

To plan Hambantota vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yala National Park to Hambantota. In September, daytime highs in Hambantota are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Kudawella.

Things to do in Hambantota

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bundala National Park
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Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park

1
night
Kudawella

Kudawella ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mawella Bird Sanctuary Bird Watching, thentry for a hole-in-one at Walkers Evolution, thenenjoy the sea views from Tangalle Lighthouse, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Tuk Tuk Suranga.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kudawella trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Hambantota to Kudawella takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Kudawella

Wildlife Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Tangalle
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Walkers Evolution ©
Walkers Evolution

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Galle Fort and Unawatuna Devol Devalaya. Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hikkaduwa: Bentota (Bentota Beach & Sea Turtle Protection Association), Ahungalla Beach (in Ahungalla) and Jungle Beach (in Unawatuna). The adventure continues: stroll through Hikkaduwa Beach and take in the exciting artwork at Saffron Robes.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hikkaduwa trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Kudawella to Hikkaduwa takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Bentota, Galle Fort, Ahungalla Beach
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

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