8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Kosgoda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mirissa
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
3
Pinnawala
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Pune

2
nights
Kosgoda

Kosgoda ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Community Tsunami Museum, kick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kowilawatta Temple, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Beruwala Beach and then stroll through Bentota Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kosgoda trip planner.

Pune, India to Kosgoda is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Kosgoda

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Kowilawatta Temple, Bentota Beach, Beruwala Beach
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach

3
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 15th (Sun), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy the sand and surf at Unawatuna Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach. Keep things going the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mirissa trip tool .

You can drive from Kosgoda to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pinnawala.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Unawatuna
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Pinnawala

Pinnawala ©
The main attraction in Pinnawala is undoubtedly its elephant orphanage.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Millennium Elephant Foundation and then look for all kinds of wild species at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Freedom Project.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pinnawala day trip tool .

Getting from Mirissa to Pinnawala by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Pinnawala are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pinnawala

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kegalle, Kandy Lake, Hindagala Temple
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Elephant Freedom Project ©
Elephant Freedom Project
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Millennium Elephant Foundation ©
Millennium Elephant Foundation

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