11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bentota
— 1 night
2
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
3
Arugam Bay
— 1 night
4
Negombo
— 2 nights

1
night
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
On the 18th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Protection Association, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Beruwala Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Ahungalla Beach, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bentota road trip planning website.

Edmonton, Canada to Bentota is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Edmonton to Bentota is 12.5 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Edmonton in September: high temperatures in Bentota hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ahungalla, Beruwala
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Beruwala Beach ©
Beruwala Beach

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Jungle Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Mirissa Beach and Unawatuna Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Saffron Robes in Hikkaduwa (about 40 minutes away). The adventure continues: cast your line with a fishing tour, kick back and relax at Mihiripenna Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Unawatuna road trip planner.

You can drive from Bentota to Unawatuna in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Mirissa Beach
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach

1
night
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Arugam Bay, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally explore the activities along Pottuvil Lagoon.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Arugam Bay visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Unawatuna to Arugam Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Negombo.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse ©
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse
Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay
Spas

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): play a few rounds at Mallawa Tours, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, thenkick back and relax at Negombo Beach, and finally stop by Selyn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit Other, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, thenwalk around Galle Face Green, and finally pause for some photo ops at Independence Memorial Hall.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Negombo online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Arugam Bay to Negombo by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Negombo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Negombo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Colombo
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Mallawa Tours ©
Mallawa Tours
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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