19 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

19 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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19 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Zagreb
Fly + Drive:  21​h
1
Netolpitiya
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mirissa
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kosgoda
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
4
Habarana
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Zagreb

4
nights
Netolpitiya

Netolpitiya ©
Most people take a trip to Netolpitiya to enjoy a classic beach holiday.
Step off the beaten path and head to Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) and Elephant Transit Home. Visit Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara and Wewurukannala Vihara for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Netolpitiya: Bundala National Park (in Hambantota) and Yala National Park (in Tissamaharama).

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Netolpitiya online trip builder .

Zagreb, Croatia to Netolpitiya is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Zagreb in January, with highs in Netolpitiya at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Netolpitiya

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tangalle, Yala National Park, Elephant Transit Home (ETH), Bundala National Park, Wewurukannala Vihara
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Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park
Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park
Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) ©

4
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Galle Fort and Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex. Step off the beaten path and head to Speed Boats Tours and Handunugoda Tea Estate. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mirissa: Unawatuna (Jungle Beach, Spas & Wellness, & more) and Galle (Dutch Reformed Church & Embark). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mirissa trip planner .

You can drive from Netolpitiya to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kosgoda.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Galle, Unawatuna, Handunugoda Tea Estate
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dutch Reformed Church ©
Dutch Reformed Church
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

4
nights
Kosgoda

Kosgoda ©
Appreciate the collections at Community Tsunami Museum and Sri Vijayarama Viharaya. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bentota Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Hikkaduwa (Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa & Tsunami Honganji Vihara), Tsunami Photo Museum (in Telwatta) and Brief Garden - Bevis Bawa (in Beruwala). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, kick back and relax at Ahungalla Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kosgoda trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Mirissa to Kosgoda by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Habarana.

Things to do in Kosgoda

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Bentota, Beruwala, Madu River, Ahungalla Beach
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Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum

4
nights
Habarana

Habarana ©
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Golden Temple and Isurumuniya Temple. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kaudulla National Park and Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi. Explore Habarana's surroundings by going to Polonnaruwa (Gal Potha, Polonnaruwa Vatadage, & more) and Sri Maha Boodhi Temple (in Anuradhapura). It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hurulu Eco Park and examine the collection at Sigiriya Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Habarana itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kosgoda to Habarana in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Habarana

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura, Golden Temple of Dambulla, Sigiriya Museum
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Polonnaruwa Vatadage ©
Polonnaruwa Vatadage
Hurulu Eco Park ©
Hurulu Eco Park

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