15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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

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Colombo

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Go for a jaunt from Colombo to Pinnawala to see Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage about 1h 55 min away. Spend the 5th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, stop by TaxiColombo CMB Airport Taxi, walk around Galle Face Green, and stop by Vishwa Tharu Spice and Ayurveda Herbal Shop.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Colombo trip itinerary site.

Washington DC, USA to Colombo is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Colombo is 10.5 hours. While traveling from Washington DC, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Colombo, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Galle.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Safaris
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple

3
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Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galle: Mirissa (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Coconut Tree Hill) and Nandana Tea Factory (in Akuressa). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sinharaja Forest Reserve.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Galle trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Colombo to Galle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Galle sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Galle

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Mirissa, Nandana Tea Factory
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Nandana Tea Factory ©
Nandana Tea Factory
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Sinharaja Forest Reserve ©
Sinharaja Forest Reserve

1
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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 9th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Udawalawe National Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Udawalawe National Park trip planner.

Getting from Galle to Udawalawe National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Ella.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the local highlights with Ella Sight Seeing Tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, and then have fun at dee tattoo studio ella.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, use the Ella trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Udawalawe National Park to Ella in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Ella

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

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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 12th (Mon): see Off-Road Tours, explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sath Paththini Devalaya. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, delve into the distant past at Sigiriya, and then view the masterpieces at Pethikada.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Dambulla trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Ella to Dambulla by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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

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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.
On the 14th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and finally make a trip to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dambulla to Kandy takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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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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