13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + Drive:  14 h 45 min
1
Kalkudah
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Nilaveli
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  3 h 45 min
3
Tissamaharama
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Udawalawe National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Galle
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
day
Kalkudah

Kalkudah ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Passikudah Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kalkudah online holiday maker.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Kalkudah is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nilaveli.

Things to do in Kalkudah

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Passikudah Beach ©
Passikudah Beach

2
nights
Nilaveli

The coastal resort town of Nilaveli draws visitors with its beaches, dive spots, and seaside hotels.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Koneswaram Temple and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Trincomalee War Cemetery, and then stroll through Nilaveli Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nilaveli vacation website.

Traveling by car from Kalkudah to Nilaveli takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Nilaveli

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Trincomalee
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Trincomalee War Cemetery ©
Trincomalee War Cemetery

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Bundala National Park and Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara. Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Yala National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Kiri Vehera in Kataragama (about 32 minutes away). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tissamaharama trip builder site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nilaveli to Tissamaharama takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bundala National Park, Kiri Vehera, Yala National Park
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Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park
Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park
Safaris

2
nights
Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe 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 25th (Mon): stroll through Elephant Transit Home (ETH) and then stroll through Udawalawe National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the engineering at Udawalawe Dam and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Udawalawe National Park sightseeing planning site.

Drive from Tissamaharama to Udawalawe National Park in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Udawalawe National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Galle.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)
Safaris
Udawalawe Dam ©
Udawalawe Dam

4
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ahungalla Beach and Akurala Beach. Visit Mirissa Beach and Jungle Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Galle: Hikkaduwa (Community Tsunami Museum, Galle Gem Exchange, &more), Kosgoda Turtle Care (in Kosgoda) and Bentota Beach (in Bentota). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see photos and other tourist information, use the Galle trip planner.

Drive from Udawalawe National Park to Galle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna, Ahungalla Beach, Kosgoda Turtle Care, Mirissa Beach
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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