12 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

12 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

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): tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Elephant Foundation, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pinnawala Jumbos, and then stroll through Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

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Sibiu, Romania to Pinnawala is an approximately 21- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Sibiu to Pinnawala. Traveling from Sibiu in February, expect Pinnawala to be warmer, temps between 38°C and 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Pinnawala

Wildlife Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): look for gifts at LAZY.RIDE, then kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then stroll through Polhena Beach, and then kick back and relax at Medawatta Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mirissa trip app.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Pinnawala to Mirissa in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

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.
Visit Jungle Beach and Bentota Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hikkaduwa Beach and Narigama Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Hikkaduwa: Galle Fort (in Galle) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Unawatuna). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa.

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Traveling by car from Mirissa to Hikkaduwa takes 1.5 hours. In February in Hikkaduwa, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Dambulla.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Bentota Beach, Galle Fort
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dambulla online trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Hikkaduwa to Dambulla in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Negombo.

Things to do in Dambulla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dhilip De Alwis, Pidurangala Rock, Minneriya National Park
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): look for gifts at DIANA Souvenirs and then kick back and relax at Negombo Beach. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, stroll around Galle Face Green, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Dambulla to Negombo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Negombo can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Negombo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Colombo
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple

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