15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kandy
— 2 nights
2
Dambulla
— 2 nights
3
Ella
— 2 nights
4
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
5
Galle
— 3 nights
6
Colombo
— 3 nights

2
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.
Step out of Kandy with an excursion to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala--about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, tour the pleasant surroundings at Knuckles Forest Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, and look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kandy travel route builder tool.

Helsinki, Finland to Kandy is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Helsinki to Kandy due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Royal Botanical Gardens, Knuckles Forest Reserve, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

2
nights
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): see Off-Road Tours, Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sath Paththini Devalaya. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, delve into the distant past at Sigiriya, and then view the masterpieces at Pethikada.

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Traveling by car from Kandy to Dambulla takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Sigiriya
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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 7th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, thentake in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and finally take in the exciting artwork at I Love Ceylon Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your taste buds at Honey Bee Garden, make a trip to Nine Arches Bridge, thenadmire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls, and finally savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ella day trip website.

You can drive from Dambulla to Ella in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): stroll through Udawalawe National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Udawalawe National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Ella to Udawalawe National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Udawalawe National Park can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Galle.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Nature Wildlife Parks
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3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Change things up with these side-trips from Galle: Nandana Tea Factory (in Akuressa), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mirissa) and Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, stroll through Bentota Beach, and stop by Made In Ceylon.

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Traveling by car from Udawalawe National Park to Galle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Galle sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Nandana Tea Factory, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Bentota Beach, Kowilawatta Temple
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Nandana Tea Factory ©
Nandana Tea Factory
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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 13th (Fri), explore the galleries of Ganeshism Studio Gallery, thenexamine the collection at Colombo National Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and finally visit TaxiColombo CMB Airport Taxi. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Colombo day trip planning site.

You can drive from Galle to Colombo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum

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