33 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

33 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Bentota
— 3 nights
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Unawatuna
— 3 nights
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Dikwella
— 3 nights
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Udawalawe National Park
— 2 nights
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Kataragama
— 2 nights
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Kalkudah
— 2 nights
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Trincomalee
— 5 nights
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Jaffna
— 5 nights
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Anuradhapura
— 5 nights
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Kalpitiya
— 2 nights

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Bentota

The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center. Kande Viharaya Temple and Community Tsunami Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll through Sea Turtle Protection Association, and enjoy the sand and surf at Beruwala Beach.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bentota trip planner.

Chamarel, Mauritius to Bentota is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Chamarel to Bentota due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chamarel in October: high temperatures in Bentota hover around 36°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 1:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kande Viharaya Temple ©
Kande Viharaya Temple
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach

3
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas and Sinharaja Forest Reserve. Get in touch with nature at Kayaking & Canoeing and Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mihiripenna Beach, stroll through Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, look for gifts at Cara Jewellers, and pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Church.

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You can drive from Bentota to Unawatuna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November in Unawatuna, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dikwella.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Kayaking & Canoeing
Sinharaja Forest Reserve ©
Sinharaja Forest Reserve
Dutch Reformed Church ©
Dutch Reformed Church

3
nights
Dikwella

Dikwella ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tuk Tuk Safari Tangalle and Weherahena Buddhist Temple. Step out of the city life by going to Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) and Hummanaya Blow Hole.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Dikwella trip app.

Getting from Unawatuna to Dikwella by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Dikwella are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Dikwella

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 7:
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Tuk Tuk Safari Tangalle ©
Tuk Tuk Safari Tangalle
Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara ©
Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara
Weherahena Buddhist Temple ©
Weherahena Buddhist Temple

2
nights
Udawalawe 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 8th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Sankapala Raja Maha Viharaya and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Transit Home (ETH). Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Udawalawe National Park sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Dikwella to Udawalawe National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kataragama.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:
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Safaris
Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)
Sri Sankapala Raja Maha Viharaya ©
Sri Sankapala Raja Maha Viharaya

2
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Kataragama

Kataragama ©
Kataragama is a pilgrimage town sacred to Buddhist, Hindu and indigenous Vedda people of Sri Lanka. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiri Vehera, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kataragama Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Tissa Wewa, then make a trip to Kirinda Viharaya, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kataragama road trip planning app.

Drive from Udawalawe National Park to Kataragama in 2 hours. In November in Kataragama, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kalkudah.

Things to do in Kataragama

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 11:
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Kataragama Temple ©
Kataragama Temple
Tissa Wewa ©
Tissa Wewa
Kiri Vehera ©
Kiri Vehera

2
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Kalkudah

Kalkudah ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): kick back and relax at Passikudah Beach. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Coconut Cultural Park, then take in the views from Kallady Bridge, and then visit a coastal fixture at Batticaloa Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kalkudah road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kataragama to Kalkudah takes 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Kalkudah

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Passikudah Beach ©
Passikudah Beach
Batticaloa Lighthouse ©
Batticaloa Lighthouse
Coconut Cultural Park ©
Coconut Cultural Park

5
nights
Trincomalee

A center of Tamil culture and language, Trincomalee suffered greatly during the 30-year civil war, but the troubles haven't dimmed the natural and cultural charms of the place.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Trincomalee War Cemetery and Polonnaruwa Vatadage. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Lankathilaka Image House. Venture out of the city with trips to Polonnaruwa (Somawathiya Stupa, Archaeological Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Nilaveli Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Velgam Vehera, stroll through Trincomalee Beach, and take in the natural beauty of Kanniya Hot Springs.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Trincomalee road trip site.

You can drive from Kalkudah to Trincomalee in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jaffna.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 18:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Lankathilaka Image House ©
Lankathilaka Image House
Somawathiya Stupa ©
Somawathiya Stupa

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nights
Jaffna

Jaffna ©
A center of Tamil culture, the city of Jaffna remains in the process of rebuilding after suffering greatly during the civil war.
Step out of the city life by going to Casuarina Beach and Neduntheevu (Delft Island). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nallur Kovil and Naga Pooshani Ambal Kovil. Step out of Jaffna to go to Karainagar and see Kovalam Beach, which is approximately 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nagadipa Purana Vihara, don't miss a visit to Keerimalai Hot springs, contemplate the long history of Jaffna Fort, and appreciate the history behind Maruthanamadam Anjaneyar Temple.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Jaffna trip website.

Traveling by car from Trincomalee to Jaffna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Jaffna

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 18 — 23:
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Nallur Kovil ©
Nallur Kovil
Naga Pooshani Ambal Kovil ©
Naga Pooshani Ambal Kovil
Nagadipa Purana Vihara ©
Nagadipa Purana Vihara

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Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura ©
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
Get some cultural insight at Isurumuniya Temple and Dambulla Cave Temple. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi and Safaris. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Anuradhapura: Balloon Rides (in Dambulla) and Habarana (Spas & Off-Road Tours). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Ritigala Forest Monastery, pause for some photo ops at Samadhi Statue, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura, and admire the landmark architecture of Ruwanwelisaya.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Anuradhapura driving holiday planning tool.

Drive from Jaffna to Anuradhapura in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kalpitiya.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Ritigala Forest Monastery ©
Ritigala Forest Monastery
Safaris
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi

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Kalpitiya

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Church, Kalpitiya and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kalpitiya planning tool.

Traveling by car from Anuradhapura to Kalpitiya takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kalpitiya

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dutch Church, Kalpitiya ©
Dutch Church, Kalpitiya

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