14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tallinn
Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
Sigiriya
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Hikkaduwa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Mirissa
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 15 min
4
Kandy
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h
5
Colombo
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Tallinn

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 20th (Mon): stroll through Golden Temple of Dambulla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): explore the ancient world of Sigiriya and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ederagala Wana Senasuna.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sigiriya day trip site.

Tallinn, Estonia to Sigiriya is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tallinn to Sigiriya is 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Dambulla
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Ederagala Wana Senasuna ©
Ederagala Wana Senasuna

3
nights
Hikkaduwa

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.
Get some historical perspective at Galle Fort and Kowilawatta Temple. Visit Hikkaduwa Beach and Narigama Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Hikkaduwa side-trips: Bentota Beach (in Bentota), Unawatuna (Jungle Beach & Mihiripenna Beach) and Forbes Gems & Jewellers (in Galle).

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hikkaduwa online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sigiriya to Hikkaduwa by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Galle, Bentota Beach, Kowilawatta Temple
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Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

2
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then stroll through Mirissa Beach. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at LAZY.RIDE, relax in the rural setting at Nandana Tea Factory, and then stroll through Medawatta Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mirissa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hikkaduwa to Mirissa takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Medawatta Beach, Nandana Tea Factory
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Medawatta Beach ©
Medawatta Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Nelligala International Buddhist Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kandy: Bambaragala Viharaya (in Teldeniya) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, make a trip to Royal Botanical Gardens, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy War Cemetery, and step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Kandy.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kandy journey builder app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Mirissa to Kandy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bambaragala Viharaya, Nelligala International Buddhist Center, Royal Botanical Gardens, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery

3
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.
On the 30th (Thu), kick back and relax at Negombo Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abhayasekararama Temple, then walk around Galle Face Green, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Kathiresan Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mount Lavinia Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Borella All Saints Church.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Colombo trip planner.

You can fly from Kandy to Colombo in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. On the 1st (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Negombo
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Mount Lavinia Beach ©
Mount Lavinia Beach

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