14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Negombo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kandy
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Yala National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rekawa
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: London


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2
nights
Negombo

Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors.
On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abhayasekararama Temple, then don't miss a visit to Angurukaramulla Temple, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Negombo vacation planner.

London, UK to Negombo is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from London in July, expect nights in Negombo to be warmer, around 30°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. You'll set off for Kandy on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Negombo

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Angurukaramulla Temple ©
Angurukaramulla Temple

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sigiriya World Heritage Site as well as Dambulla Cave Temple. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dambulla Cave Temple, then stop by Lanka Silks, and then make a trip to Sigiriya World Heritage Site. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Karu Arts & Crafts, then identify plant and animal life at Hurulu Eco Park, and then contemplate the long history of Ritigala Forest Monastery.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Sigiriya online day trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Negombo to Sigiriya in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Kandy.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Habarana, Ritigala Forest Monastery, Archaeological Museum, Karu Arts & Crafts
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Ritigala Forest Monastery ©
Ritigala Forest Monastery
Hurulu Eco Park ©
Hurulu Eco Park
Dhilip De Alwis ©
Dhilip De Alwis

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kandy trip itinerary website .

Drive from Sigiriya to Kandy in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

2
nights
Yala National Park

Yala National Park ©
One of the most popular national parks in the country, Yala National Park boasts a wide variety of animals, and does important work in conserving and growing populations.
On the 23rd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiri Vehera, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sella Kataragama Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sithulpawwa Rock Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: see Off-Road Tours.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yala National Park vacation planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Kandy to Yala National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rekawa.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Kataragama, Sithulpawwa Rock Temple
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Sithulpawwa Rock Temple ©
Sithulpawwa Rock Temple
Kiri Vehera ©
Kiri Vehera
Off-Road Tours

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 25th (Wed): stroll through Medilla Beach and then stroll through Ashram Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Medaketiya Activity Beach.

Plan trip to Rekawa with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yala National Park to Rekawa. In July, daily temperatures in Rekawa can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rekawa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Tangalle
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Medilla Beach ©
Medilla Beach

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