14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Netolpitiya
— 2 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
Kandy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Sigiriya
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Colombo
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Netolpitiya

Netolpitiya ©
Most people take a trip to Netolpitiya to enjoy a classic beach holiday.
Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) and then stroll through Medaketiya Activity Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Netolpitiya trip itinerary maker website .

Mumbai, India to Netolpitiya is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Mumbai in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Netolpitiya, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Netolpitiya

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Tangalle
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Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara ©
Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara
Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) ©
Tangalle Lagoon ©
Tangalle Lagoon

2
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 25th (Thu), kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach and then steep yourself in history at Galle Fort. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Unawatuna Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mirissa travel route planner.

Getting from Netolpitiya to Mirissa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Ella.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Jungle Beach, Galle Fort
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew's Church, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Benedict's Monastery - Adisham. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Demodara Loop, make a trip to Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, and then take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ella itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Mirissa to Ella in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Ella

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 29th (Mon), explore the activities along Kandy Lake, stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio, and then tee off at Victoria Golf & Country Resort. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, stroll the grounds of Commonwealth War Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kandy online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Ella to Kandy takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Royal Botanical Gardens, Victoria Golf & Country Resort
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Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): make a trip to Sigiriya World Heritage Site and then Head underground at The Golden Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Pidurangala Rock and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hurulu Eco Park.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sigiriya itinerary planner .

Drive from Kandy to Sigiriya in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Golden Temple of Dambulla, Hurulu Eco Park
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Hurulu Eco Park ©
Hurulu Eco Park

3
nights
Colombo

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Keep things going the next day: stroll through Negombo Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalutara Bodhiya, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Colombo day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sigiriya to Colombo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In February in Colombo, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Negombo, Kalutara Bodhiya
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kalutara Bodhiya ©
Kalutara Bodhiya

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