15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly + taxi:  20​h 30​min
1
Anuradhapura
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
2
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Ella
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
5
Kandy
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Stockholm

2
nights
Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura ©
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
Get some historical perspective at Sigiriya and Isurumuniya Temple. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ruwanwelisaya and Dhilip De Alwis. Go for a jaunt from Anuradhapura to Sigiriya to see Pethikada about 1h 25 min away. It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi and make a trip to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Anuradhapura route planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Anuradhapura is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Stockholm to Anuradhapura due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Uda Walawe National Park.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Dhilip De Alwis
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Isurumuniya Temple ©
Isurumuniya Temple
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Uda Walawe National Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Uda Walawe National Park planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Anuradhapura to Uda Walawe National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Ella.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Udawalawe National Park ©
Udawalawe National Park

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lipton’s Seat and Ella Spice Garden. Do your shopping at R. M. S Antique And Brassware and Ella Gem & Jewelry. And it doesn't end there: savor the flavors at Honey Bee Garden, take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Bandarawela, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ella sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Uda Walawe National Park to Ella in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lipton’s Seat
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Lipton’s Seat ©
Lipton’s Seat
Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden

3
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Cara Jewellers. Tsunami Photo Museum and Community Tsunami Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Unawatuna side-trips: Ahungalla Beach (in Ahungalla), Bentota Beach (in Bentota) and Saffron Robes Gallery and Studio (in Hikkaduwa).

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Unawatuna trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ella to Unawatuna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Mirissa, Galle, Ahungalla Beach, Tsunami Photo Museum
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Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Community Tsunami Museum ©
Community Tsunami Museum

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Golden Temple of Dambulla and Kandy Lake. Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Kandy War Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Kandy to go to Pinnawala and see Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio, browse for treasures at Weavers Finch, and make a trip to Royal Botanical Gardens.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kandy trip planning app .

Getting from Unawatuna to Kandy by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Royal Botanical Gardens, Golden Temple of Dambulla, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery

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