15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Train:  1 h 45 min
1
Galle
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h
2
Kandy
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Yala National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Ella
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 15 min
6
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 15 min
End: Colombo

3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galle: Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa), Bentota (Bentota Bazaar & Bentota Beach) and Mirissa (Mirissa Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and walk around Galle Face Green.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Galle online vacation maker.

Colombo to Galle is an approximately 2- hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. March in Galle sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Colombo, Unawatuna, Mirissa, Bentota, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kandy: Pinnawala (Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage & Luv SL), Pinnawala Jumbos (in Kegalle) and Matale (Ranweli Spice Garden, Euphoria Spice and Herbal, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, enjoy breathtaking views from Dawson Tower, and explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kandy online trip builder.

Getting from Galle to Kandy by combination of taxi and flight takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Matale, Pinnawala, Royal Botanical Gardens, Pinnawala Jumbos, Dawson Tower
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

1
night
Yala National Park

Yala National Park ©
One of the most popular national parks in the country, Yala National Park boasts a wide variety of animals, and does important work in conserving and growing populations.
On the 24th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Yala National Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yala National Park sightseeing planning website.

Fly from Kandy to Yala National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Yala National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Ella.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Parks Nature
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nuwara Eliya (Kande-ela Reservoir, Kolapathana Falls, &more) and Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya (in Wellawaya). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, take in the views from Nine Arch Bridge, and take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ella tour itinerary planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yala National Park to Ella. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes

Side Trips

Nuwara Eliya, Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

1
night
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.
On the 28th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Transit Home (ETH) and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Udawalawe National Park.

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

You can drive from Ella to Udawalawe National Park in 2.5 hours. March in Udawalawe National Park sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)

2
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 29th (Sun): make a trip to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, then Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then explore the ancient world of Sigiriya. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Pidurangala Rock and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sigiriya trip maker app.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dambulla, Minneriya National Park
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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