12 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

12 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tissamaharama
— 2 nights
2
Mirissa
— 2 nights
3
Kandy
— 4 nights
4
Dambulla
— 1 night

2
nights
Tissamaharama

Tissamaharama ©
Tourism in Tissamaharama revolves around the town's vast historic and cultural heritage, with the surroundings of scenic paddy fields adding to the ambiance.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yala National Park. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Bundala National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tissamaharama trip itinerary maker site.

Bern, Switzerland to Tissamaharama is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bern to Tissamaharama is 4.5 hours. Traveling from Bern in February, things will get much hotter in Tissamaharama: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Mirissa.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yala National Park, Bundala National Park
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park
Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park

2
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, thenstop by Embark, and then steep yourself in history at Galle Fort.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mirissa trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Tissamaharama to Mirissa in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Galle, Jungle Beach
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort

4
nights
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Alagalla Mountain Range. Visiting Royal Botanical Gardens and Udawattekele Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Kandy: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala) and Pinnawala Zoo (in Rambukkana). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Kandy Lake, appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, examine the collection at Raja Museum, and don't miss a visit to Kandy view point.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kandy route planning site.

Fly from Mirissa to Kandy in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Royal Botanical Gardens, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Pinnawala Zoo
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

1
night
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Sigiriya and then Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Dambulla itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Dambulla takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Minneriya National Park, Sigiriya
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park

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