14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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1
Colombo
— 2 nights
2
Ella
— 2 nights
3
Yala National Park
— 1 night
4
Sigiriya
— 1 night
5
Galle
— 3 nights
6
Kandy
— 3 nights

2
nights
Colombo

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Step out of Colombo with an excursion to Bentota Beach in Bentota--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, view the masterpieces at Ganeshism Studio Gallery, stroll around Galle Face Green, and make a trip to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Colombo trip itinerary tool.

London, UK to Colombo is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 5.5 hour difference. In February, Colombo is warmer than London - with highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Bentota Beach
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Nine Arches Bridge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, then take in nature's colorful creations at Honey Bee Garden, and finally look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Ella Gem & Jewelry, then experience rural life at Amba Estate, and then explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ella trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Colombo to Ella takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Amba Estate
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Yala National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Yala National Park online day trip planner.

You can drive from Ella to Yala National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In February, daytime highs in Yala National Park are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Nature · Parks
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis, don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, and then don't miss a visit to Sigiriya.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sigiriya trip planner.

You can fly from Yala National Park to Sigiriya in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Galle.

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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nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galle: Mirissa (Mirissa Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching), Nandana Tea Factory (in Akuressa) and Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Unawatuna Devol Devalaya.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Galle travel planner.

Getting from Sigiriya to Galle by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In February, daytime highs in Galle are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kandy: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala) and Euphoria Spice and Herbal (in Matale). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, stroll through Knuckles Forest Reserve, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Galle to Kandy takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Royal Botanical Gardens, Knuckles Forest Reserve, Euphoria Spice and Herbal
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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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