14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly + Taxi:  11 h 15 min
1
Dambulla
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
2
Yala National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Kandy
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 30 min
4
Hikkaduwa
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Mirissa
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Bangkok

1
night
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Sigiriya, identify plant and animal life at Dhilip De Alwis, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dambulla trip itinerary maker .

Bangkok, Thailand to Dambulla is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to India Standard Time (IST) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dhilip De Alwis, Sigiriya
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Dhilip De Alwis ©
Dhilip De Alwis

2
nights
Yala National Park

Yala National Park ©
One of the most popular national parks in the country, Yala National Park boasts a wide variety of animals, and does important work in conserving and growing populations.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kataragama Temple and then explore the striking landscape of Yala National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiri Vehera and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yala National Park route app .

Traveling by flight from Dambulla to Yala National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. March in Yala National Park sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Kataragama
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park
Safaris
Kataragama Temple ©
Kataragama Temple

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Kandy Garrison Cemetery. Escape the urban bustle at Royal Botanical Gardens and Kandy Lake. Get out of town with these interesting Kandy side-trips: Elephant Freedom Project (in Kegalle) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Udawattekele Sanctuary and make a trip to Kandy view point.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kandy online day trip planner .

Getting from Yala National Park to Kandy by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Royal Botanical Gardens, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Elephant Freedom Project
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Hikkaduwa Beach and Bentota Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Jungle Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hikkaduwa: Galle (Galle Fort & Sinharaja Forest Reserve), Unawatuna (Spas & Wellness, Lak Gems & Jewellery, & more) and Ahungalla Beach (in Ahungalla). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Narigama Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hikkaduwa trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Hikkaduwa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Hikkaduwa, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Galle, Ahungalla Beach, Bentota Beach
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Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

3
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 11th (Wed), stop by LAZY.RIDE, stroll through Mirissa Beach, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Medawatta Beach, then kick back and relax at Polhena Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mirissa day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hikkaduwa to Mirissa takes 1.5 hours. In March in Mirissa, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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