14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Colombo
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Kandy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Nuwara Eliya
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Galle
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: New Delhi

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Pettah. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, walk around Galle Face Green, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Negombo Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Colombo road trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Colombo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect nights in Colombo to be warmer, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Negombo Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Royal Botanical Gardens. Explore Kandy's surroundings by going to Elephant Freedom Project (in Kegalle) and Victoria Golf & Country Resort (in Rajawella). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, get a new perspective on nature at Natural Gems and Gemmological Museum, and explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kandy trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Colombo to Kandy in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Golf

Side Trips

Victoria Golf & Country Resort, Royal Botanical Gardens, Elephant Freedom Project, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

4
nights
Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya ©
Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
Take a break from the city and head to Udawalawe National Park and Ravana Ella Falls. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nuwara Eliya and Tea Country and Sita Temple. Step out of Nuwara Eliya to go to Ella and see Little Adam's Peak, which is approximately 2 hours away. Make the 10th (Tue) an awe-inspiring day at Saga Travels & Tours Nuwara Eliya. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Horton Plains National Park and explore the activities along Kande-ela Reservoir.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nuwara Eliya itinerary website .

You can drive from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ella, Uda Walawe National Park
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Uda Walawe National Park ©
Uda Walawe National Park
Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park

4
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Relax by the water at Jungle Beach and Mirissa Beach. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Sinharaja Forest Reserve. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, stop by Lak Gems & Jewellery, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Galle trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nuwara Eliya to Galle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Mirissa, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sinharaja Forest Reserve ©
Sinharaja Forest Reserve

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