14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + taxi:  8​h 15​min
1
Bentota
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Mirissa
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Kandy
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
4
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Ella
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Sigiriya
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Dubai

2
nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
On the 7th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, kick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Tsunami Photo Museum, and finally examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum. On the next day, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then kick back and relax at Bentota Beach.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Bentota is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Dubai to Bentota, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dubai in September: high temperatures in Bentota hover around 36°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Tsunami Photo Museum
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): admire the striking features of Star Fort, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): kick back and relax at Unawatuna Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mirissa trip planning site .

You can drive from Bentota to Mirissa in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Star Fort
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Hanthana Mountain Range. Visiting Royal Botanical Gardens and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Knuckles Forest Reserve, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Kandy trip planning website .

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 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uda Walawe National Park.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Royal Botanical Gardens, Knuckles Forest Reserve
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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

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Udawalawe National Park.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Uda Walawe National Park online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Uda Walawe National Park in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. September in Uda Walawe National Park sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Udawalawe National Park ©
Udawalawe National Park

1
night
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 15th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, then take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and then take in the views from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ella trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Uda Walawe National Park to Ella in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Ella

Nature Parks
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge ©
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Golden Temple of Dambulla and Sigiriya. Visit Mihintale and Polonnaruwa for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, see the interesting displays at Sigiriya Museum, identify plant and animal life at Dhilip De Alwis, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Sigiriya journey planning app .

You can drive from Ella to Sigiriya in 4 hours. Another option is to take a train. On the 19th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Habarana, Golden Temple of Dambulla, Polonnaruwa, Mihintale
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Mihintale ©
Mihintale

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