15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Vilnius
Fly + Drive:  19​h 45​min
1
Peradeniya
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Hikkaduwa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Mirissa
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Udawalawe National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Yala National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
6
Dambulla
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  16​h
End: Vilnius

1
day
Peradeniya

Peradeniya ©
A suburb of Kandy, Peradeniya draws more than 2 million visitors annually to its royal botanical gardens.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hindagala Temple and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Peradeniya vacation planner .

Vilnius, Lithuania to Peradeniya is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Vilnius to Peradeniya, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Vilnius in December: high temperatures in Peradeniya hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Peradeniya

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hikkaduwa Beach and Mihiripenna Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Jungle Beach and Akurala Beach. Explore Hikkaduwa's surroundings by going to Ahungalla Beach (in Ahungalla), Bentota Beach (in Bentota) and Spas & Wellness (in Unawatuna). There's more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Sinharaja Forest Reserve.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hikkaduwa tour itinerary app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Peradeniya to Hikkaduwa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Hikkaduwa are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mirissa.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Akurala Beach, Ahungalla Beach, Bentota Beach
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Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

3
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Polhena Beach. Relax by the water at Mirissa Beach and Medawatta Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery (in Koggala) and Nandana Tea Factory (in Akuressa). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa), and look for gifts at LAZY.RIDE.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mirissa trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Hikkaduwa to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Uda Walawe National Park.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Matara, Nandana Tea Factory, Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa), Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Spas

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 23rd (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Udawalawa Elephant Orphanage and then stroll through Uda Walawe National Park. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then stroll through Elephant Transit Home (ETH).

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Uda Walawe National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Mirissa to Uda Walawe National Park in 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Uda Walawe National Park are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Udawalawa
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Udawalawe National Park ©
Udawalawe National Park
Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)

2
nights
Yala National Park

One of the most popular national parks in the country, Yala National Park boasts a wide variety of animals, and does important work in conserving and growing populations.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiri Vehera and then explore the striking landscape of Yala National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yala National Park day trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Uda Walawe National Park to Yala National Park with the Route module. In December, daytime highs in Yala National Park are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Dambulla.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Kiri Vehera
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Safaris
Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park
Kiri Vehera ©
Kiri Vehera

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the galleries of Pinnawala Handicrafts Emporium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, and then Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Sigiriya, don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, and then stroll through Dhilip De Alwis.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dambulla trip builder app .

Fly from Yala National Park to Dambulla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You will leave for home on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pinnawala, Sigiriya, Dhilip De Alwis
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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