15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Colombo
— 1 night
2
Kandy
— 3 nights
3
Mahiyangana
— 1 night
4
Badulla
— 1 night
5
Ella
— 2 nights
6
Bandarawela
— 2 nights
7
Nuwara Eliya
— 3 nights
8
Kitulgala
— 1 night

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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): enjoy the sand and surf at Negombo Beach, look for gifts at Salie's Fine Jewelry & Gem Stones, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and finally stroll around Galle Face Green. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Colombo National Museum, view the masterpieces at Ganeshism Studio Gallery, and then make a trip to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Colombo tour itinerary maker tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Colombo. In December, daytime highs in Colombo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Negombo Beach
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Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

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Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Step out of Kandy to go to Pinnawala and see Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Colombo to Kandy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mahiyangana.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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Mahiyangana

Mahiyangana ©
On the 6th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sorabora Lake and then take in the dramatic scenery at Rathna Ella waterfall.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mahiyangana road trip planning app.

You can drive from Kandy to Mahiyangana in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Badulla.

Things to do in Mahiyangana

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Sorabora Lake ©
Sorabora Lake

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Badulla

Badulla ©
Badulla is the main city of Uva Province situated in the lower central hills of Sri Lanka. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Dunhinda Falls, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhowa Rock Temple, and then snap pictures at Bogoda Wooden Bridge.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Badulla attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Mahiyangana to Badulla takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Badulla

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Dunhinda Falls ©
Dunhinda Falls
Bogoda Wooden Bridge ©
Bogoda Wooden Bridge
Dhowa Rock Temple ©
Dhowa Rock Temple

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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.
On the 8th (Sun), take in the views from Nine Arches Bridge, take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware, then admire the natural beauty at Honey Bee Garden, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, and finally stop by Ella Gem & Jewelry.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Ella trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Badulla to Ella takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bandarawela.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Classes
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

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Bandarawela

Bandarawela ©
Bandarawela is the second largest town in the Badulla District which is 30km away from Badulla. On the 10th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Lipton’s Seat and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Nazareth Chapel of the Good Shepherd Convent. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): stop by Amba Estate, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anthony's Church, and then stroll through Prabhawa Mountain Day View Point Haputale.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bandarawela travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Ella to Bandarawela takes an hour. In December in Bandarawela, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Bandarawela

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Haputale
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Lipton’s Seat ©
Lipton’s Seat
Amba Estate ©
Amba Estate
St Anthony's Church ©
St Anthony's Church

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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.
Step out of Nuwara Eliya to go to Pussellawa and see Ramboda Waterfall, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Horton Plains National Park, get to know the fascinating history of Nuwara Eliya and Tea Country, admire the sheer force of Mohini falls, and explore the activities along Gregory Lake.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nuwara Eliya road trip planning website.

You can drive from Bandarawela to Nuwara Eliya in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Kitulgala.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ramboda Waterfall
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Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Hakgala Botanic Gardens ©
Hakgala Botanic Gardens
Gregory Lake ©
Gregory Lake

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Kitulgala

Kitulgala
Kitulgala is a small town in the west of Sri Lanka. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Makandawa Forest Reserve and then admire the sheer force of Aberdeen Falls.

To find maps and more tourist information, go to the Kitulgala trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Nuwara Eliya to Kitulgala takes 2.5 hours. December in Kitulgala sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Kitulgala

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Aberdeen Falls
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