14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
Fly + taxi:  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): Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Sigiriya and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ederagala Wana Senasuna.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sigiriya trip itinerary builder .

Tallinn, Estonia to Sigiriya is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. 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.
Visit Galle Fort and Kowilawatta Temple for their historical value. We've included these beaches for you: Hikkaduwa Beach and Bentota Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Unawatuna (Jungle Beach & Mihiripenna Beach) and Forbes Gems & Jewellers (in Galle). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Narigama Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hikkaduwa trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sigiriya to Hikkaduwa in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Hikkaduwa can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mirissa.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Galle, Kowilawatta Temple, Bentota Beach
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at LAZY.RIDE, then relax in the rural setting at Nandana Tea Factory, and then kick back and relax at Medawatta Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mirissa online journey maker .

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

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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.
Get some historical perspective at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Kandy Garrison Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Kandy side-trips: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala), Bambaragala Viharaya (in Teldeniya) and Nelligala International Buddhist Center (in Murutalawa). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy War Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Royal Palace of Kandy, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kandy online trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Mirissa to Kandy in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Royal Botanical Gardens, Bambaragala Viharaya, Nelligala International Buddhist Center
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison 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 take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Kathiresan Temple, kick back and relax at Mount Lavinia Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Borella All Saints Church.

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Traveling by flight from Kandy to Colombo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. You will leave for home on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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