15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Hikkaduwa
— 3 nights
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Galle
— Few hours
3
Unawatuna
— 2 nights
4
Mirissa
— 2 nights
5
Rekawa
— 1 night
6
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
7
Ella
— 1 night
8
Hatton
— 1 night
9
Negombo
— 2 nights

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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.
On the 11th (Sat), kick back and relax at Bentota Beach, then kick back and relax at Ahungalla Beach, and then kick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Narigama Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Community Tsunami Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hikkaduwa driving holiday website.

Helsinki, Finland to Hikkaduwa is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Helsinki to Hikkaduwa, you'll lose 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Helsinki in January, expect Hikkaduwa to be much hotter, temps between 37°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Galle.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Ahungalla Beach, Bentota Beach
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach

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Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dalawella Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Galle trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hikkaduwa to Galle takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Galle

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Dalawella Beach ©
Dalawella Beach
Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya ©
Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya

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Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Unawatuna holiday app.

Unawatuna is just a short distance from Galle. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Mihiripenna Beach ©
Mihiripenna Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Matara Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: cast your line with a fishing tour, then look for gifts at Dress Palace, and then stroll through Mirissa Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mirissa itinerary planner.

You can drive from Unawatuna to Mirissa in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Mirissa can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rekawa.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Matara Beach
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Matara Beach ©
Matara Beach

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Rekawa

Rekawa ©
A small town with a laidback vibe squeezed between the ocean and the shores of a rich lagoon surrounded by mangroves, Rekawa draws visitors throughout the year with a pioneering turtle conservation project, the most notable tourist attraction in Rekawa.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Kahandamodara Beach, then stroll through Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary, then stroll through Amanwella Silent Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa). Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Ashram Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka itinerary.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rekawa holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from Mirissa to Rekawa takes 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Rekawa are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Rekawa

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Tangalle, Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary, Kahandamodara Beach
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Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary ©
Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary
Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) ©
Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa)
Kahandamodara Beach ©
Kahandamodara Beach

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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.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Udawalawe National Park attractions planner.

Drive from Rekawa to Udawalawe National Park in 2.5 hours. In January in Udawalawe National Park, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Ella

Ella ©
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ella trip planning website.

You can drive from Udawalawe National Park to Ella in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Hatton.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Prabhawa Mountain Day View Point Haputale
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak

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Hatton

Hatton ©
Hatton is a town in the Nuwara Eliya District of Central Province, Sri Lanka governed by the Hatton-Dickoya Urban Council. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Castlereagh Reservoir.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hatton vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Ella to Hatton takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Negombo.

Things to do in Hatton

Parks · Nature
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Castlereagh Reservoir ©
Castlereagh Reservoir

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Negombo

Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors.
On the 22nd (Wed), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then stop by LUV SL Negombo, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Negombo Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Negombo trip planner.

You can drive from Hatton to Negombo in 4 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Negombo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach

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