14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + taxi:  13​h 30​min
1
Galle
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Peradeniya
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
3
Udawalawe National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Kalkudah
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Trincomalee
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Bentota
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Relax by the water at Jungle Beach and Mirissa Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Spas & Wellness. Explore Galle's surroundings by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mirissa) and Tsunami Honganji Vihara (in Hikkaduwa). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Farm and delve into the lush surroundings at Sinharaja Forest Reserve.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Galle holiday maker site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Galle is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Galle. In July in Galle, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Peradeniya.

Things to do in Galle

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mirissa, Unawatuna, Tsunami Honganji Vihara, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery
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Sea Turtle Farm ©
Sea Turtle Farm
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Spas & Wellness

1
night
Peradeniya

Peradeniya ©
A suburb of Kandy, Peradeniya draws more than 2 million visitors annually to its royal botanical gardens.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nelligala International Buddhist Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hindagala Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Embekke Devalaya, then don't miss a visit to Suriyakantha Centre for Art & Culture, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Peradeniya online attractions planner .

Getting from Galle to Peradeniya by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uda Walawe National Park.

Things to do in Peradeniya

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Handessa, Nelligala International Buddhist Center
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Suriyakantha Centre for Art & Culture ©
Nelligala International Buddhist Center ©

2
nights
Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park ©
One of the primary nature reserves in the country, Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Udawalawa Elephant Orphanage and then look for all kinds of wild species at Udawalawa Safari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Transit Home (ETH).

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Uda Walawe National Park vacation planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Peradeniya to Uda Walawe National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Peradeniya in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Uda Walawe National Park, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kalkudah.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Udawalawa Elephant Orphanage
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Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)
Discover Sri Lanka by Lakpura ©
Discover Sri Lanka by Lakpura

1
night
Kalkudah

Kalkudah ©
On the 13th (Mon), make a trip to Coconut Cultural Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Passikudah Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalkudah itinerary planner.

Getting from Uda Walawe National Park to Kalkudah by car takes about 6.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Kalkudah

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Passikudah Beach ©
Passikudah Beach
Coconut Cultural Park ©
Coconut Cultural Park

1
night
Trincomalee

Trincomalee ©
A center of Tamil culture and language, Trincomalee suffered greatly during the 30-year civil war, but the troubles haven't dimmed the natural and cultural charms of the place.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koneswaram Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple, then kick back and relax at Nilaveli Beach, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Trincomalee day trip app .

Getting from Kalkudah to Trincomalee by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Bentota.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors Beaches Tours

Side Trip

Nilaveli Beach
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple ©
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple

4
nights
Bentota

The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
We've included these beaches for you: Ahungalla Beach and Bentota Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Take a break from Bentota with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Hikkaduwa, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bentota trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Trincomalee to Bentota in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Bentota, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, Scuba & Snorkeling, Ahungalla Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

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