15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Peradeniya
— 1 day
2
Hikkaduwa
— 3 nights
3
Mirissa
— 3 nights
4
Udawalawe National Park
— 2 nights
5
Yala National Park
— 2 nights
6
Dambulla
— 3 nights

1
day
Peradeniya

Peradeniya ©
A suburb of Kandy, Peradeniya draws more than 2 million visitors annually to its royal botanical gardens.
On the 16th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hindagala Temple and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Peradeniya day trip planning app.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Peradeniya is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Vilnius to Peradeniya. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Vilnius in December: high temperatures in Peradeniya hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Peradeniya

Parks Wildlife 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.
Visiting Hikkaduwa Beach and Mihiripenna Beach will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Jungle Beach and Ahungalla Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Bentota Beach (in Bentota), Sinharaja Forest Reserve (in Galle) and Spas & Wellness (in Unawatuna). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Akurala Beach.

Make your Hikkaduwa itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Peradeniya to Hikkaduwa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Hikkaduwa are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Ahungalla Beach, Akurala Beach, Bentota Beach, Sinharaja Forest Reserve
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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.
Relax by the water at Mirissa Beach and Polhena Beach. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Medawatta Beach will get you outdoors. Explore Mirissa's surroundings by going to Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery (in Koggala) and Nandana Tea Factory (in Akuressa). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at LAZY.RIDE, and stroll through Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa).

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mirissa online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Hikkaduwa to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Mirissa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Matara, Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa), Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, Nandana Tea Factory
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
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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.
On the 23rd (Mon), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Udawalawa Elephant Orphanage and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Udawalawe National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then stroll through Elephant Transit Home (ETH).

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Udawalawe National Park journey maker site.

Drive from Mirissa to Udawalawe National Park in 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Udawalawa
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Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)
Safaris

2
nights
Yala National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiri Vehera and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yala National Park. On your second day here, take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yala National Park road trip planning app.

Drive from Udawalawe National Park to Yala National Park in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dambulla.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Nature Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Kiri Vehera
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park
Safaris
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): stop by Pinnawala Handicrafts Emporium, thenstroll through Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Temple of Dambulla. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Sigiriya, thenmake a trip to Pidurangala Rock, and then stroll through Dhilip De Alwis.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dambulla trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Yala National Park to Dambulla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Pinnawala, Dhilip De Alwis
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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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