17 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

17 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Ljubljana
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Negombo
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Bentota
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Deniyaya
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Udawalawa
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Unawatuna
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  27 h
End: Ljubljana

1
day
Negombo

Negombo
Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors.
Muthurajawela Marsh has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Muthurajawela Marsh.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Negombo journey maker app.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Negombo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 4.5 hour difference. Traveling from Ljubljana in December, things will get much hotter in Negombo: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bentota.

Things to do in Negombo

Wildlife Parks
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2
nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sinharaja Forest Reserve. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bentota Beach and Sea Turtle Protection Association. Discover out-of-the-way places like Safaris and Masjid ul Abrar. It doesn't end there: stop by Sunflower Arts and Crafts and don't miss a visit to Bentota Bazaar.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bentota online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Negombo to Bentota takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Bentota can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Deniyaya.

Things to do in Bentota

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Beruwala, Sinharaja Forest Reserve
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Sinharaja Forest Reserve ©
Sinharaja Forest Reserve
Safaris
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

2
nights
Deniyaya

Deniyaya ©
On the 19th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Ethamala Ella Waterfall, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Sinharaja Forest Entrance, and then stop by Dalu Tea Centre.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Deniyaya trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Bentota to Deniyaya in 3 hours. In December in Deniyaya, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Deniyaya

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Ethamala Ella Waterfall
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Sinharaja Forest Entrance ©
Sinharaja Forest Entrance
Dalu Tea Centre ©
Dalu Tea Centre

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.
On the 20th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware, take in the exciting artwork at I Love Ceylon Gallery, thenadmire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls, and finally trek along Nature Trail Ella.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ella road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Deniyaya to Ella takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Udawalawa.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Trails
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls

1
night
Udawalawa

Udawalawa ©
Udawalawe Trails has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): stroll through Udawalawe Trails and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Transit Home (ETH). On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Udawalawe National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Udawalawa road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ella to Udawalawa takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Udawalawa are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Mon) before leaving for Unawatuna.

Things to do in Udawalawa

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

7
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
Attractions like Jungle Beach and Mihiripenna Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas & Wellness and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore Unawatuna's surroundings by going to Hikkaduwa (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Narigama Beach, &more) and Mirissa Beach (in Mirissa). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Unawatuna Beach, look for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya.

Plan my day in Unawatuna using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Udawalawa to Unawatuna takes 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Unawatuna are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Galle, Hikkaduwa, Mirissa, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa
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Mihiripenna Beach ©
Mihiripenna Beach
Narigama Beach ©
Narigama Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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