13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Riga
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Kosgoda
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mirissa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Uda Walawe National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Habarana
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Pinnawala
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Riga

1
night
Kosgoda

Kosgoda ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bentota Beach and then kick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Ahungalla Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Kosgoda vacation builder.

Riga, Latvia to Kosgoda is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to India Standard Time (IST) is 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Kosgoda

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa Beach, Bentota Beach, Ahungalla Beach
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Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project ©
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

3
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Step out of the city life by going to Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) and Mirissa Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Jungle Beach and Matara Beach. There's still lots to do: race across the water with a speed boat tour and step off the mainland to explore Parey Dewa.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mirissa trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kosgoda to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Uda Walawe National Park.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa), Matara Beach, Jungle Beach
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Matara Beach ©
Matara Beach

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Udawalawa Safari and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Transit Home. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Udawalawe National Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Uda Walawe National Park travel itinerary creator.

Drive from Mirissa to Uda Walawe National Park in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Habarana.

Things to do in Uda Walawe National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Udawalawa Safari ©
Udawalawa Safari
Udawalawe National Park ©
Udawalawe National Park
Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)

3
nights
Habarana

Habarana ©
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kaudulla National Park and Hurulu Eco Park. Step out of the city life by going to Minneriya National Park and The Golden Temple.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Habarana travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Uda Walawe National Park to Habarana by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pinnawala.

Things to do in Habarana

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Golden Temple of Dambulla
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Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Hurulu Eco Park ©
Hurulu Eco Park

1
day
Pinnawala

Pinnawala ©
The main attraction in Pinnawala is undoubtedly its elephant orphanage.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Millennium Elephant Foundation and then identify plant and animal life at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Pinnawala vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Habarana to Pinnawala in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Pinnawala are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pinnawala

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Millennium Elephant Foundation
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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Millennium Elephant Foundation ©
Millennium Elephant Foundation

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