14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Cluj-Napoca
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Colombo
— 2 nights
Taxi + Train:  1 h
2
Kandy
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h
3
Galle
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 30 min
4
Polonnaruwa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Anuradhapura
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Cluj-Napoca

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.
You've added Seema Malakaya Temple, Borella All Saints Church, Viharamahadevi Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Colombo Fort, make a trip to Independence Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, walk around Galle Face Green, then steep yourself in history at Wolvendaal Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Borella All Saints Church. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Colombo National Museum, appreciate the history behind Independence Memorial Hall, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anthony's Shrine, then walk around Viharamahadevi Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Seema Malakaya Temple.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Colombo is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Colombo is 3.5 hours. Traveling from Cluj-Napoca in September, expect nights in Colombo to be much hotter, around 30°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green
Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Elephant Freedom Project, New Ranweli Spice Garden, The Church of St Paul, and other attractions. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and pause for some photo ops at Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kandy trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Colombo to Kandy takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Elephant Freedom Project
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Elephant Freedom Project ©
Elephant Freedom Project

2
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jungle Beach as well as Dutch Reformed Church. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Church, steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Sinharaja Forest Reserve.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Galle trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Kandy to Galle by combination of taxi and flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Galle can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Polonnaruwa.

Things to do in Galle

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Jungle Beach
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Sinharaja Forest Reserve ©
Sinharaja Forest Reserve
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

2
nights
Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa ©
Lying 216 km (134 mi) from Colombo, Polonnaruwa offers a rich history second in Sri Lanka only to Arunadhapura.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Medirigiriya Vatadage, Archaeological Museum, Golden Temple of Dambulla, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Sigiriya, then examine the collection at Sigiriya Museum, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, appreciate the extensive heritage of Polonnaruwa, then pause for some photo ops at Gal Vihara, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Medirigiriya Vatadage.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Polonnaruwa trip maker.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Galle to Polonnaruwa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, flight, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Polonnaruwa

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Golden Temple of Dambulla
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

3
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.
Ritigala Forest Monastery has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Ritigala Forest Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mihintale, and then make a trip to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruwanwelisaya, and finally don't miss a visit to Isurumuniya Temple.

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You can drive from Polonnaruwa to Anuradhapura in 2.5 hours. You will leave for home on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Mihintale ©
Mihintale
Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi

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