8 days in Southern Province Itinerary

8 days in Southern Province Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Colombo
Train:  1 h 45 min
1
Galle
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Hikkaduwa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Mirissa
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Deniyaya
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
End: Colombo

2
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 9th (Sat), make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Galle Fort. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then stroll through Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Galle holiday planner.

Colombo to Galle is an approximately 2- hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Galle are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Unawatuna
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda

2
nights
Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa ©
One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hikkaduwa: Bentota (Bentota Beach & Sea Turtle Protection Association). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach, make a trip to Tsunami Honganji Vihara, examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hikkaduwa trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Galle to Hikkaduwa takes an hour. In November in Hikkaduwa, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Bentota
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Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa ©
Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa

1
night
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 14th (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirissa Beach, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mirissa vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Hikkaduwa to Mirissa takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Deniyaya.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Spas

2
nights
Deniyaya

Deniyaya ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): stop by Dalu Tea Centre and then admire the natural beauty at Ashram Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka itinerary.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Deniyaya trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Mirissa to Deniyaya takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Deniyaya

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Ethamala Ella Waterfall, Ashram Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka itinerary
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Dalu Tea Centre ©
Dalu Tea Centre