14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Tallinn
Fly + Drive:  18 h 15 min
1
Bentota
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Nilaveli
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Peradeniya
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Pinnawala
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Tallinn

1
night
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Protection Association and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akurala Beach. On the next day, stroll through Bentota Beach and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bentota trip planning site.

Tallinn, Estonia to Bentota is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Tallinn to Bentota due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tallinn in July, you will find days in Bentota are somewhat warmer (37°C), and nights are much warmer (31°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Akurala Beach
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sea Turtle Protection Association ©
Sea Turtle Protection Association

3
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
Popular historic sites such as Galle Fort and Unawatuna Devol Devalaya are in your itinerary. Relax by the water at Jungle Beach and Unawatuna Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Unawatuna side-trips: Mirissa Beach (in Mirissa) and Hikkaduwa (Hikkaduwa Beach & Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Mihiripenna Beach, stop by Shoba, and stroll through Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Unawatuna planner.

Traveling by car from Bentota to Unawatuna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Unawatuna are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Galle, Hikkaduwa, Mirissa Beach
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

1
night
Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park
One of the primary nature reserves in the country, Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Udawalawe National Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Udawalawe National Park online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Unawatuna to Udawalawe National Park takes 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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2
nights
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 28th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, thenstroll through Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis, thenmake a trip to Pidurangala Rock, and then explore the ancient world of Sigiriya.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sigiriya trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Udawalawe National Park to Sigiriya in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nilaveli.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Dambulla, Habarana
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Safaris

1
night
Nilaveli

Nilaveli ©
The coastal resort town of Nilaveli draws visitors with its beaches, dive spots, and seaside hotels.
On the 30th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple, thensee some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nilaveli Beach.

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

Drive from Sigiriya to Nilaveli in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Peradeniya.

Things to do in Nilaveli

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Trincomalee
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple ©
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple

1
night
Peradeniya

Peradeniya ©
A suburb of Kandy, Peradeniya draws more than 2 million visitors annually to its royal botanical gardens.
On the 31st (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Nelligala International Buddhist Center, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hindagala Temple, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Peradeniya online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Nilaveli to Peradeniya takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pinnawala.

Things to do in Peradeniya

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Nelligala International Buddhist Center
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Nelligala International Buddhist Center ©
Nelligala International Buddhist Center

3
nights
Pinnawala

Pinnawala ©
The main attraction in Pinnawala is undoubtedly its elephant orphanage.
On the 1st (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and then stroll through Elephant Freedom Project. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Elephant Foundation, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pinnawala Jumbos, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Polgahawela.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pinnawala travel route app.

Traveling by car from Peradeniya to Pinnawala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Pinnawala are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pinnawala

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kegalle, Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Polgahawela
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:
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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Elephant Freedom Project ©
Elephant Freedom Project
Millennium Elephant Foundation ©
Millennium Elephant Foundation

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