14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ljubljana
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Colombo
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
2
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 45 min
3
Arugam Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Ella
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 15 min
5
Unawatuna
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
6
Kandy
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  20 h
End: Ljubljana

2
nights
Colombo

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Colombo is known for historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the exciting artwork at Ganeshism Studio Gallery, walk around Galle Face Green, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Kathiresan Temple.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Colombo travel route planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Colombo is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ljubljana to Colombo is 4.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ljubljana in August: highs in Colombo hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Colombo

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist 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.
On the 8th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Sigiriya, then view the masterpieces at Pethikada, and then Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla. On your second day here, make a trip to Pidurangala Rock and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sigiriya online tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Colombo to Sigiriya takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Minneriya National Park, Golden Temple of Dambulla
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

1
night
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stop by Rice & Carry Bags Shop, explore the activities along Arugam Bay, then enjoy the sea views from Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudumbigala Monastery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Arugam Bay trip maker.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Sigiriya to Arugam Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. August in Arugam Bay sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Ella.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors
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Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse ©
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse
Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay

1
night
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.
On the 11th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, and then snap pictures at Nine Arches Bridge.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ella trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Arugam Bay to Ella takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Ella

Nature Parks
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

2
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
On the 12th (Mon), stroll through Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirissa Beach. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Nandana Tea Factory, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Galle Fort.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Unawatuna day trip app.

Getting from Ella to Unawatuna by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mirissa, Nandana Tea Factory, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, Galle Fort
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Nandana Tea Factory ©
Nandana Tea Factory
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kandy: Bambaragala Viharaya (in Teldeniya) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). The adventure continues: make a trip to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, stroll through Knuckles Forest Reserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Kundasale, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kandy trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Unawatuna to Kandy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bambaragala Viharaya, Knuckles Forest Reserve, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Royal Botanical Gardens, Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Kundasale
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

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