16 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

16 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Sigiriya
— 4 nights
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Mirissa
— 3 nights
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Unawatuna
— 2 nights
4
Colombo
— 3 nights

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Sigiriya

Sigiriya ©
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
Appreciate the collections at Sigiriya Museum and Pethikada. Get in touch with nature at Balloon Rides and Off-Road Tours. Explore Sigiriya's surroundings by going to Polonnaruwa (Siva Devalaya (No 1), Polonnaruwa Vatadage, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Sigiriya, steep yourself in history at kaludiya Pokuna, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Lion's Paws - Sigiriya.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sigiriya trip planner.

Florianopolis, Brazil to Sigiriya is an approximately 35-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8.5 hours traveling from Florianopolis to Sigiriya. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Gal Potha ©
Gal Potha
Polonnaruwa Vatadage ©
Polonnaruwa Vatadage

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Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Get outdoors at Mirissa Beach and Matara Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Coconut Tree Hill and Turtle Point. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Secret Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Matara Paravi Duwa Temple.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mirissa online route builder.

Getting from Sigiriya to Mirissa by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Mirissa can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Matara Beach ©
Matara Beach

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): cast your line with a fishing tour, kick back and relax at Unawatuna Beach, and then stop by Made In Ceylon. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Unawatuna Devol Devalaya, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya, then stroll through Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Mihiripenna Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Unawatuna trip planning site.

You can drive from Mirissa to Unawatuna in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In January in Unawatuna, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Colombo.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Fishing Charters & Tours
Mihiripenna Beach ©
Mihiripenna Beach
Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya ©
Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya

3
nights
Colombo

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Appreciate the collections at Colombo National Museum and Traditional Puppet Art Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colombo: Negombo (Negombo Beach & St. Anne's Church). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple, stop by Urban Island, and view the masterpieces at Ganeshism Studio Gallery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Colombo day trip website.

Traveling by car from Unawatuna to Colombo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

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Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple ©
Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple
Scuba & Snorkeling
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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