14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + taxi:  15​h 15​min
1
Kandy
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h
2
Galle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Mirissa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Rekawa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Wilpattu National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Colombo
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Sydney


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4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kandy: Dambulla (Golden Temple of Dambulla, Jathika Namal Uyana, & more), Sigiriya (Sigiriya & Pidurangala Rock) and Dhilip De Alwis (in Habarana). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, make a trip to Kandy view point, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kandy online journey maker .

Sydney, Australia to Kandy is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sydney to Kandy, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Dambulla, Sigiriya, Royal Botanical Gardens, Dhilip De Alwis
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

2
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 21st (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Galle Fort. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Nandana Tea Factory, look for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery, and then stroll through Hikkaduwa Beach.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Galle tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Galle takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. April in Galle sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Hikkaduwa Beach, Nandana Tea Factory
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Nandana Tea Factory ©
Nandana Tea Factory
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

1
night
Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 23rd (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirissa Beach, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

Planning Mirissa trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Getting from Galle to Mirissa by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. April in Mirissa sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rekawa.

Things to do in Mirissa

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Indika Art Gallery, then enjoy the sea views from Tangalle Lighthouse, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalametiya Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rekawa driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Mirissa to Rekawa in 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Rekawa can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Rekawa

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kalametiya, Tangalle
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Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary ©
Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary
Indika Art Gallery ©
Indika Art Gallery

2
nights
Ella

Ella ©
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, take in the views from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, and finally pick up some new kitchen skills with Honey Bee Garden. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock and then admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ella route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Rekawa to Ella takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Wilpattu National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge ©
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls

1
night
Wilpattu National Park

Wilpattu National Park
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Wilpattu National Park tour site .

Getting from Ella to Wilpattu National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Wilpattu National Park

Tours Outdoors
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2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stroll around Galle Face Green, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, then view the masterpieces at Ganeshism Studio Gallery, and finally make a trip to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara.

To find ratings and tourist information, use the Colombo online route builder .

Drive from Wilpattu National Park to Colombo in 5 hours. In April in Colombo, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara ©
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara

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