5 days in Mirissa & Hikkaduwa Itinerary

5 days in Mirissa & Hikkaduwa Itinerary

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5 days in Mirissa & Hikkaduwa Itinerary

Start: Mirissa
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Mirissa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Hikkaduwa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Mirissa

1
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Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach, and then look for gifts at LAZY.RIDE. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Handunugoda Tea Estate, then stroll through Polhena Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mirissa vacation planning tool .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Mirissa. In August, daily temperatures in Mirissa can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Handunugoda Tea Estate, Polhena Beach
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Polhena Beach ©
Polhena Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bentota Beach, identify plant and animal life at Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, and then kick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach. Keep things going the next day: stop by Lak Gems & Jewellery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach, then make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, and finally steep yourself in history at Galle Fort.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hikkaduwa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mirissa to Hikkaduwa takes 1.5 hours. In August in Hikkaduwa, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Galle Fort, Bentota Beach
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Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach