14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dublin
Fly + Taxi:  18 h 45 min
1
Kandy
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
2
Mirissa
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Ella
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Udawalawe National Park
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 15 min
5
Sigiriya
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Dublin

2
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Kandy Lake. Visit Kandy War Cemetery and Asgiri Maha Vihara pirivena for their historical value. Step out of Kandy to go to Pinnawala and see Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and stroll through Knuckles Forest Reserve.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kandy trip itinerary maker website.

Dublin, Ireland to Kandy is an approximately 16- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Dublin to Kandy, you'll lose 5.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Knuckles Forest Reserve, Royal Botanical Gardens, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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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

2
nights
Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 3rd (Thu), kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then appreciate the history behind Kushta Raja Gala. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, then enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mirissa trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Ella.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Galle Fort, Kushta Raja Gala
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Little Adam's Peak and Ella Rock. Venture out of the city with trips to Lipton’s Seat (in Haputale) and Saga Travels & Tours Nuwara Eliya (in Nuwara Eliya). And it doesn't end there: learn the tricks of the trade with Honey Bee Garden, snap pictures at Nine Arches Bridge, and stop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Ella trip website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Mirissa to Ella takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Lipton’s Seat, Saga Travels & Tours Nuwara Eliya
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Lipton’s Seat ©
Lipton’s Seat

2
nights
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 8th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Udawalawa Elephant Orphanage and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Udawalawe Trails. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Udawalawe National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Udawalawe National Park trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Ella to Udawalawe National Park in 2.5 hours. October in Udawalawe National Park sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Udawalawa
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Udawalawe Trails ©
Udawalawe Trails

3
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 10th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Sigiriya, then view the masterpieces at Pethikada, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple of Dambulla. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Pidurangala Rock and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Polonnaruwa.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sigiriya online trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Udawalawe National Park to Sigiriya in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. On the 12th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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