14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Dambulla
— 1 night
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Sigiriya
— 1 night
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Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
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Ella
— 2 nights
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Yala National Park
— 1 night
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Kandy
— 3 nights
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Matara
— 1 night
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Galle
— 3 nights

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Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
On the 7th (Sat), Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla, don't miss a visit to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, then soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and finally savor the flavors at Dambulla Dedicated Economic Centre.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dambulla trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Dambulla is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Dambulla, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Dambulla

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Balloon Rides
Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs ©
Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs

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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 (Sun), don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, don't miss a visit to Sigiriya, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis.

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Sigiriya is just a stone's throw from Dambulla. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Dhilip De Alwis
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock
Dhilip De Alwis ©
Dhilip De Alwis

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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 9th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Udawalawe National Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Udawalawe National Park online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Sigiriya to Udawalawe National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Udawalawe National Park can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): make a trip to Nine Arches Bridge, then take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and then admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): stop by Ella Gem & Jewelry, take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, then pick up some new kitchen skills with Honey Bee Garden, and finally look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware.

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Drive from Udawalawe National Park to Ella in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Ella

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

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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 12th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Yala National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yala National Park trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Ella to Yala National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Nature · Parks
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

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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 Kandy with a short trip to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, stroll through Udawattekele Sanctuary, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip planner.

Getting from Yala National Park to Kandy by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Matara.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Peradeniya, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

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Matara

Matara ©
A commercial capital in the south, Matara offers a real taste of Sri Lanka, which the southern coast's beach resorts often lack.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach and then kick back and relax at Hiriketiya Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Matara sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Matara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Matara can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Galle.

Things to do in Matara

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Mirissa Beach
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

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Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Change things up with these side-trips from Galle: Bentota Beach (in Bentota), Nandana Tea Factory (in Akuressa) and Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Unawatuna Devol Devalaya.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Galle trip site.

Traveling by car from Matara to Galle takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Galle are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Bentota Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Nandana Tea Factory, Hikkaduwa Beach
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Nandana Tea Factory ©
Nandana Tea Factory
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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