20 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

20 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Kandy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Habarana
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Ella
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Mirissa
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Bentota
— 3 nights
Fly:  20 h
End: Stockholm

2
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.
Get outdoors at Royal Botanical Gardens and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, make a trip to Galmaduwa temple kandy, tour the pleasant surroundings at Udawattekele Sanctuary, and examine the collection at World Buddhist Museum.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kandy trip itinerary maker tool.

Stockholm, Sweden to Kandy is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Stockholm to Kandy due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Habarana.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Nature

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

4
nights
Habarana

Habarana ©
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Step out of the city life by going to Golden Temple of Dambulla and Kaudulla National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Habarana: Polonnaruwa (Gal Vihara, Polonnaruwa Vatadage, &more) and Sigiriya (Lanka Silks & Pethikada). Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Minneriya National Park. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Sigiriya.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Habarana sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Kandy to Habarana by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Habarana

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Little Adam's Peak and Horton Plains National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Ella side-trips: Kande-ela Reservoir (in Nuwara Eliya) and Prabhawa Mountain Day View Point Haputale (in Haputale). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, admire the natural beauty at Ella Spice Garden, make a trip to Nine Arches Bridge, and take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ella trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Habarana to Ella takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Nuwara Eliya, Prabhawa Mountain Day View Point Haputale
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

4
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Take a break from the city and head to Mirissa Beach and Mihiripenna Beach. Relax by the water at Jungle Beach and Polhena Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mirissa: Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa (in Habaraduwa), Hummanaya Blow Hole (in Kudawella) and Dutch Market (in Galle). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stop by Dress Palace, enjoy the sand and surf at Amanwella Silent Beach, and stroll through Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa).

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mirissa trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Ella to Mirissa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Mirissa can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bentota.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Matara, Tangalle, Unawatuna, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa, Hummanaya Blow Hole
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Escape the urban bustle at Bentota Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Beruwala Beach and Moragalla Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bentota: Narigama Beach (in Hikkaduwa) and Kalutara Beach (in Kalutara). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Sea Turtle Protection Association, don't miss a visit to Bentota Bazaar, and stop by Leather.lk.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bentota trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mirissa to Bentota takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Bentota, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Beruwala, Kalutara Beach, Leather.lk
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Narigama Beach ©
Narigama Beach

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