20 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

20 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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20 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Colombo
— 1 night
2
Mirissa
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Uda Walawe National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Arugam Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Trincomalee
— 7 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Colombo

1
night
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.
To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Colombo trip planning website .

Stockholm, Sweden to Colombo is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Stockholm to Colombo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stockholm in May, things will get much warmer in Colombo: highs are around 38°C and lows about 30°C. On the 9th (Sat), you'll travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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4
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mirissa: Kahandamodara Beach (in Kahandamodara) and Kalametiya Eco Bird Watching (in Kalametiya). There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for gifts at LAZY.RIDE, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mirissa itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Colombo to Mirissa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Mirissa can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Uda Walawe National Park.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Kahandamodara Beach, Kalametiya Eco Bird Watching
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kalametiya Eco Bird Watching ©
Kalametiya Eco Bird Watching

2
nights
Uda Walawe National Park

Uda Walawe 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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Udawalawe National Park. On the 13th (Wed), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Udawalawa Elephant Orphanage and then explore the striking landscape of Udawalawe National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Udawalawa Safari.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Uda Walawe National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Mirissa to Uda Walawe National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. May in Uda Walawe National Park sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Uda Walawe National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Udawalawa Elephant Orphanage
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Uda Walawe National Park ©
Uda Walawe National Park
Discover Sri Lanka by Lakpura LLC ©
Discover Sri Lanka by Lakpura LLC

2
nights
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.
Ella is known for nature, spas, parks, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, take in the views from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, and admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls.

To find photos and more tourist information, go to the Ella trip planner .

Drive from Uda Walawe National Park to Ella in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. You will leave for Arugam Bay on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge ©
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls

3
nights
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay is known for adventure, nature, wildlife, classes, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit a coastal fixture at Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Arugam Bay, head outdoors with Whisky Point, Sri Lanka, and make a trip to Magul Maha Viharaya.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Arugam Bay sightseeing site .

Traveling by car from Ella to Arugam Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Batticaloa.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Magul Maha Viharaya
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Pottuvil Lagoon ©
Pottuvil Lagoon
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse ©
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse
Magul Maha Viharaya ©
Magul Maha Viharaya

7
nights
Trincomalee

Trincomalee ©
A center of Tamil culture and language, Trincomalee suffered greatly during the 30-year civil war, but the troubles haven't dimmed the natural and cultural charms of the place.
Trincomalee is known for historic sites, wildlife, beaches, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koneswaram Temple, kick back and relax at Uppuveli, make a trip to Fort Frederick, and take in the natural beauty of Kanniya Hot Springs.

Planning Trincomalee trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Batticaloa to Trincomalee in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Nilaveli Beach
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Koneswaram Temple ©
Koneswaram Temple
Fort Frederick ©
Fort Frederick

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