16 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

16 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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1
Colombo
— 2 nights
2
Bentota
— 2 nights
3
Mirissa
— 3 nights
4
Habarana
— 3 nights
5
Kandy
— 3 nights

2
nights
Colombo

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka, enjoy the sand and surf at Mount Lavinia Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Negombo Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Colombo driving holiday planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Colombo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Ljubljana to Colombo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ljubljana in October, things will get much hotter in Colombo: highs are around 36°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bentota.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Negombo Beach
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Mount Lavinia Beach ©
Mount Lavinia Beach

2
nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bentota Beach and Beruwala Beach. Bring the kids along to Hikkaduwa Beach and Sea Turtle Protection Association. Get out of town with these interesting Bentota side-trips: Kalutara Bodhiya (in Kalutara) and Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa (in Hikkaduwa). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, stop by Ayesha Gems and Jewellers, and make a trip to Mask Cavers.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bentota trip app.

You can drive from Colombo to Bentota in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Bentota can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mirissa.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Kalutara Bodhiya, Beruwala Beach, Mask Cavers, Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa ©
Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa

3
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
You'll get in some beach time at Mirissa Beach and Jungle Beach. Attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Galle Fort make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Mirissa: Galle (Embark & Chilli Dragon Spice).

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mirissa road trip planner.

Drive from Bentota to Mirissa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Mirissa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. On the 31st (Wed), you're off to Habarana.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Galle, Jungle Beach
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort

3
nights
Habarana

Habarana ©
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa will appeal to history buffs. Explore Habarana's surroundings by going to Lanka Silks (in Sigiriya) and Golden Temple of Dambulla (in Dambulla). Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring nature at Minneriya National Park.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Habarana sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Mirissa to Habarana in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Habarana

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Golden Temple of Dambulla, Minneriya National Park
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Polonnaruwa ©
Polonnaruwa

3
nights
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Popular historic sites such as Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Royal Palace of Kandy are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala (about 1h 20 min away). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Royal Botanical Gardens, stroll through Knuckles Forest Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kandy trip planner.

Drive from Habarana to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Royal Botanical Gardens, Knuckles Forest Reserve
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

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