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
— 1 night
taxi + train:  1​h 45​min
2
Kandy
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
4
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Sigiriya
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Dubai

1
night
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
On the 13th (Fri), examine the collection at Sri Vijayarama Viharaya, examine the collection at Ranjiths Carving and Batik Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Protection Association, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bentota Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bentota online holiday planner .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubai to Bentota. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Dubai in September, with highs in Bentota at 36°C and lows at 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Sri Vijayarama Viharaya, Ranjiths Carving and Batik Museum
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Sri Vijayarama Viharaya ©
Sri Vijayarama Viharaya
Sea Turtle Protection Association ©
Sea Turtle Protection Association

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.
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Ceylon Tea Museum and Raja Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Kandy to Pinnawala to see Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Knuckles Forest Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and examine the collection at Kandy Brasswear Village.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Kandy online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Bentota to Kandy takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Royal Botanical Gardens, Knuckles Forest Reserve, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

3
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Head to Tsunami Photo Museum and Lak Gems & Jewelleryfor some retail therapy. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Jungle Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Unawatuna: Mirissa (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Mirissa Beach).

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Unawatuna attractions planning tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Unawatuna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Ella.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery, Tsunami Photo Museum, Hikkaduwa Beach, Galle Fort
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Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and then take in the views from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge. Keep things going the next day: stop by Ella Gem & Jewelry, get a new perspective on nature at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, then pick up some new kitchen skills with Honey Bee Garden, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ella trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Unawatuna to Ella takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes

Side Trip

Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya
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Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden
Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

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.
Visit Sigiriya and Arankelle Ancient Monastery for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Golden Temple of Dambulla and Mihintale. Get out of town with these interesting Sigiriya side-trips: Karu Arts & Crafts (in Naula), Polonnaruwa (in Polonnaruwa) and Ruwanwelisaya (in Anuradhapura). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, look for all kinds of wild species at Dhilip De Alwis, take in nature's colorful creations at Luck Uyana Herbal Medecines Garden, and view the masterpieces at Pethikada.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Sigiriya trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ella to Sigiriya takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dambulla, Anuradhapura, Karu Arts & Crafts, Luck Uyana Herbal Medecines Garden, Dhilip De Alwis
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Mihintale ©
Mihintale

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