14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Colombo
— 1 day
2
Negombo
— 1 night
3
Hikkaduwa
— 2 nights
4
Rekawa
— 1 night
5
Yala National Park
— 1 night
6
Ella
— 1 night
7
Arugam Bay
— 1 night
8
Ampara
— 1 night
9
Sigiriya
— 1 night
10
Kandy
— 3 nights

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, thenwalk around Galle Face Green, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sivayogaswami Thiruvadi Nilayam.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Colombo vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Colombo is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to India Standard Time is 5.5 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in September; daily highs in Colombo reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Negombo.

Things to do in Colombo

Historic Sites Parks
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Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

1
night
Negombo

Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for gifts at Tea Zone, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Negombo journey maker website.

Getting from Colombo to Negombo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Negombo

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Photography Tours
Tea Zone ©
Tea Zone

2
nights
Hikkaduwa

One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, thensteep yourself in history at Galle Fort, and then stop by Galle Gem Exchange. Keep things going the next day: have fun at Sithma Gems & Jewellery and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hikkaduwa trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Negombo to Hikkaduwa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Hikkaduwa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rekawa.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Galle Fort
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

1
night
Rekawa

Rekawa ©
A small town with a laidback vibe squeezed between the ocean and the shores of a rich lagoon surrounded by mangroves, Rekawa draws visitors throughout the year with a pioneering turtle conservation project, the most notable tourist attraction in Rekawa.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tuk Tuk Suranga, putt your heart out at Walkers Evolution, thenenjoy the sea views from Tangalle Lighthouse, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Indika Art Gallery.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rekawa online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Hikkaduwa to Rekawa takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Rekawa

Historic Sites Wildlife Nightlife

Side Trip

Tangalle
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:
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Walkers Evolution ©
Walkers Evolution
Indika Art Gallery ©
Indika Art Gallery

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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.
On the 11th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yala National Park.

Plan trip to Yala National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rekawa to Yala National Park. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Nature Parks
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

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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 12th (Sun), get outside with Outdoor Activities, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, thentake in the views from Nine Arches Bridge, and finally expand your horizons at Honey Bee Garden.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ella trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Yala National Park to Ella takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge

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night
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sangamankandy Pilliyar Kovil, explore the activities along Arugam Bay, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Pottuvil Lagoon, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Arugam Bay trip tool.

You can drive from Ella to Arugam Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ampara.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:
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Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse ©
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse
Spas
Pottuvil Lagoon ©
Pottuvil Lagoon

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night
Ampara

Ampara ©
Ampara is the main town of Ampara District, governed by an Urban Council. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Rajagala and then don't miss a visit to Buddhangala Temple.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, use the Ampara vacation builder tool.

Getting from Arugam Bay to Ampara by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Ampara

Nature Parks
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Rajagala ©
Rajagala
Buddhangala Temple ©
Buddhangala Temple

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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.
On the 15th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, thendelve into the distant past at Sigiriya, thenbrowse the exhibits of Pethikada, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sigiriya online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Ampara to Sigiriya takes 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Spas
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock
Pethikada ©
Pethikada

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Knuckles Forest Reserve, stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Asgiri Maha Vihara pirivena. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Kandy War Cemetery, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, thensee the interesting displays at Kandy Brasswear Village, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kandy trip planner.

You can drive from Sigiriya to Kandy in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Knuckles Forest Reserve, Royal Botanical Gardens
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

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