14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + taxi:  15​h
1
Hikkaduwa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mirissa
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
3
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h
5
Kandy
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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 in touch with nature at Jungle Beach and Mihiripenna Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Hikkaduwa Beach and Akurala Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Hikkaduwa: Ahungalla Beach (in Ahungalla), Bentota Beach (in Bentota) and Unawatuna (White Boat & Spas & Wellness). There's more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Sinharaja Forest Reserve.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hikkaduwa travel route planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Hikkaduwa is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Hikkaduwa is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get a bit warmer in Hikkaduwa: highs are around 39°C and lows about 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Bentota Beach, Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Ahungalla Beach, Akurala Beach
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Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

2
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): stroll through Mirissa Beach, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Matara Beach, stroll through Medawatta Beach, and then kick back and relax at Polhena Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mirissa tour itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Hikkaduwa to Mirissa takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Ella.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Matara
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Medawatta Beach ©
Medawatta Beach

2
nights
Ella

Ella ©
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls, explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, and then learn more about the world around you at R. M. S Antique And Brassware. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Ella Gem & Jewelry, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, then admire the natural beauty at Honey Bee Garden, and finally take in the views from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ella day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Mirissa to Ella takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Uda Walawe National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls

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.
On the 24th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Uda Walawe National Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Uda Walawe National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ella to Uda Walawe National Park takes 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Udawalawe National Park ©
Udawalawe National Park

5
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Golden Temple of Dambulla and Kandy Lake. Step out of the city life by going to Royal Botanical Gardens and Elephant Freedom Project. Explore Kandy's surroundings by going to Sigiriya (in Sigiriya), Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala) and Dhilip De Alwis (in Habarana). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and see the interesting displays at Kandy Brasswear Village.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kandy road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Uda Walawe National Park to Kandy takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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