16 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

16 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka tour planner

This plan was created by another inspirock user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

16 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly + taxi:  18​h 30​min
1
Bentota
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Unawatuna
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
3
Udawalawe National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
4
Kandy
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Stockholm

2
nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Escape the urban bustle at Bentota Beach and Sinharaja Forest Reserve. Take a break from Bentota with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Hikkaduwa, about 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kowilawatta Temple and stroll through Kosgoda Turtle Care.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bentota vacation planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Bentota is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Stockholm to Bentota, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stockholm in February, things will get much hotter in Bentota: highs are around 37°C and lows about 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Bentota

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kosgoda Turtle Care, Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Kowilawatta Temple, Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Sinharaja Forest Reserve ©
Sinharaja Forest Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Mirissa Beach. Popular historic sites such as Galle Fort and Unawatuna Devol Devalaya are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Unawatuna: Hikkaduwa (Hikkaduwa Beach, Saffron Robes Gallery and Studio, & more).

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Unawatuna journey builder site .

Traveling by car from Bentota to Unawatuna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uda Walawe National Park.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Galle, Mirissa, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

2
nights
Udawalawe National Park

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 16th (Sun): stroll through Uda Walawe National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Udawalawa Elephant Orphanage and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Uda Walawe National Park online trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Unawatuna to Uda Walawe National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Udawalawa
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Udawalawe National Park ©
Udawalawe National Park

5
nights
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sigiriya and Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Visiting Golden Temple of Dambulla and Royal Botanical Gardens will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Kandy side-trips: Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs (in Dambulla), Dhilip De Alwis (in Habarana) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Kandy Lake, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kandy trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Uda Walawe National Park to Kandy in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Dambulla, Sigiriya, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Dhilip De Alwis, Royal Botanical Gardens
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

Similar Plans

20 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, outdoors, romantic, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC December, teens, kids, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Sri Lanka & South India BY A USER FROM INDIA October, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM FINLAND December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans