8 days in Southern Province Itinerary

8 days in Southern Province Itinerary

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8 days in Southern Province Itinerary

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Galle Fort. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Farm.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Galle travel app .

Colombo to Galle is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Galle

Wildlife Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Unawatuna
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hikkaduwa: Bentota (Bentota Beach & Sea Turtle Protection Association). Spend the 13th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: stroll through Hikkaduwa Beach, don't miss a visit to Tsunami Honganji Vihara, view the masterpieces at Saffron Robes Gallery and Studio, and look for gifts at Tea Zone.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hikkaduwa tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Galle to Hikkaduwa in an hour. November in Hikkaduwa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car 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
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mirissa driving holiday planner .

Drive from Hikkaduwa to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. November in Mirissa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Deniyaya.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Tours Parks
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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 other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Deniyaya journey planner .

Traveling by car from Mirissa to Deniyaya takes 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Deniyaya can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Deniyaya

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

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