12 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

12 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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12 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Sibiu
Fly + Drive:  19​h 45​min
1
Pinnawala
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  2​h
2
Mirissa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hikkaduwa
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
4
Dambulla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h
5
Negombo
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sibiu

1
day
Pinnawala

Pinnawala ©
The main attraction in Pinnawala is undoubtedly its elephant orphanage.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Millennium Elephant Foundation, then look for all kinds of wild species at Pinnawala Jumbos, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

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Sibiu, Romania to Pinnawala is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Sibiu to Pinnawala due to the time zone difference. In February, Pinnawala is warmer than Sibiu - with highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Pinnawala

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kegalle
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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Millennium Elephant Foundation ©
Millennium Elephant Foundation
Pinnawala Jumbos ©
Pinnawala Jumbos

2
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stop by LAZY.RIDE, then kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Polhena Beach, and then kick back and relax at Medawatta Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Mirissa travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pinnawala to Mirissa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Matara
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Medawatta Beach ©
Medawatta Beach

3
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Jungle Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach. Kids will enjoy Bentota Beach and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hikkaduwa: Galle Fort (in Galle) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Unawatuna). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa and enjoy the sand and surf at Narigama Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hikkaduwa trip planner .

Drive from Mirissa to Hikkaduwa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, then identify plant and animal life at Dhilip De Alwis, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dambulla day trip app .

Traveling by car from Hikkaduwa to Dambulla takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Negombo.

Things to do in Dambulla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dhilip De Alwis, Minneriya National Park, Pidurangala Rock
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Dhilip De Alwis ©
Dhilip De Alwis
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

2
nights
Negombo

Negombo ©
Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at DIANA Souvenirs, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Negombo Beach, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, stroll through Galle Face Green, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Negombo driving holiday planning site .

Getting from Dambulla to Negombo by combination of taxi and flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Negombo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Colombo
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

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