7 days in Southern Province Itinerary

7 days in Southern Province Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Province travel route planner

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Bentota
— 1 night
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Unawatuna
— 4 nights
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Rekawa
— 1 night

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Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kowilawatta Temple, then kick back and relax at Ahungalla Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, and finally stroll through Bentota Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bentota route builder.

Colombo to Bentota is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In September in Bentota, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Kowilawatta Temple, Ahungalla Beach, Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center
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Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Jungle Beach and Mihiripenna Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Handunugoda Tea Estate. Venture out of the city with trips to Mirissa (Mirissa Beach & Coconut Tree Hill) and Hikkaduwa (Hikkaduwa Beach & Narigama Beach). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Cara Jewellers, and contemplate the long history of Galle Fort.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Unawatuna holiday planner.

You can drive from Bentota to Unawatuna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Rekawa.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Galle, Mirissa, Hikkaduwa, Handunugoda Tea Estate
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Mihiripenna Beach ©
Mihiripenna Beach
Narigama Beach ©
Narigama Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

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Rekawa

Rekawa ©
A small town with a laidback vibe squeezed between the ocean and the shores of a rich lagoon surrounded by mangroves, Rekawa draws visitors throughout the year with a pioneering turtle conservation project, the most notable tourist attraction in Rekawa.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at Eden Reverie Spa and Cabanas, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Tuk Tuk Safari Tangalle, and then explore the activities along Tangalle Lagoon.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rekawa trip planner.

Drive from Unawatuna to Rekawa in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Rekawa are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rekawa

Transportation · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Tangalle
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Tuk Tuk Safari Tangalle ©
Tuk Tuk Safari Tangalle
Tangalle Lagoon ©
Tangalle Lagoon