14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Colombo
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Kandy
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Seema Malakaya Temple, Borella All Saints Church, Viharamahadevi Park, and other attractions. On the 2nd (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Colombo Fort, make a trip to Independence Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, walk around Galle Face Green, then steep yourself in history at Wolvendaal Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Borella All Saints Church. On the next day, examine the collection at Colombo National Museum, pause for some photo ops at 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.

Make your Colombo itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Colombo is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Colombo due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Cluj-Napoca, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Colombo, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Elephant Freedom Project, New Ranweli Spice Garden, The Church of St Paul, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kandy trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Colombo to Kandy takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough 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. On the 7th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Church, contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, and then stroll through Jungle Beach. On the next day, delve into the lush surroundings at Sinharaja Forest Reserve.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Galle travel planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Galle takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows 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 Beaches

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. On the 9th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Sigiriya, see the interesting displays at Sigiriya Museum, and then Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, contemplate the long history of Polonnaruwa, then appreciate the history behind Gal Vihara, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Medirigiriya Vatadage.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Polonnaruwa online trip itinerary builder .

You can 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, 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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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Polonnaruwa ©
Polonnaruwa

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.
You've now added Ritigala Forest Monastery 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 don't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba. On your second day here, explore the activities along Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, then admire the landmark architecture of Ruwanwelisaya, and finally don't miss a visit to Isurumuniya Temple.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Anuradhapura journey builder tool .

Traveling by car from Polonnaruwa to Anuradhapura takes 2.5 hours. On the 13th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

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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