15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tbilisi
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Colombo
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
2
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
3
Yala National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Ella
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 15 min
5
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
6
Kandy
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  13 h
End: Tbilisi

2
nights
Colombo

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
On the 30th (Mon), walk around Galle Face Green, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, then look for gifts at Salie's Fine Jewelry & Gem Stones, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Colombo route builder site.

Tbilisi, Georgia to Colombo is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Georgia Standard Time to India Standard Time is 1.5 hours. In March, Colombo is much hotter than Tbilisi - with highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Food Tours
Safaris
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): delve into the distant past at Sigiriya, explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then make a trip to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock and then explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sigiriya day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Colombo to Sigiriya takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Yala National Park.

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yala National Park.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yala National Park trip tool.

You can fly from Sigiriya to Yala National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daytime highs in Yala National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) 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

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.
On the 4th (Sat), stop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, then take in the views from Nine Arches Bridge, and finally admire the natural beauty at Honey Bee Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya, then admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ella trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yala National Park to Ella. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Unawatuna

Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa), Bentota Beach (in Bentota) and Mirissa (Mirissa Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, don't miss a visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda, stroll through Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara, and look for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Unawatuna fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ella to Unawatuna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Galle, Hikkaduwa Beach, Bentota Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kandy: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala) and Matale (Euphoria Spice and Herbal & Sri Muthumariamman Temple). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Knuckles Forest Reserve, and appreciate the history behind Buddha Statue.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kandy travel route website.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Unawatuna to Kandy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Matale, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Royal Botanical Gardens, Knuckles Forest Reserve, Buddha Statue
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

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