15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
Fly:  18​h
1
Colombo
— 2 nights
taxi + train:  1​h
2
Kandy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Ella
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Unawatuna
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
5
Colombo
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h
End: Tallinn

2
nights
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 6th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Negombo Beach.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Colombo trip planner .

Tallinn, Estonia to Colombo is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tallinn to Colombo is 3 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Tallinn in March; daily highs in Colombo reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Negombo, Panadura Beach
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, then pause for some photo ops at Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, then steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Kandy view point, take in the awesome beauty at Hanthana Mountain Range, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kandy vacation maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Colombo to Kandy in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Prabhawa Mountain Day View Point Haputale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, then explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ella, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Ella takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Prabhawa Mountain Day View Point Haputale
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls

4
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Galle Fort and Dutch Reformed Church. Step out of the city life by going to Mirissa Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore Unawatuna's surroundings by going to Hikkaduwa (Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa & Hikkaduwa Beach). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, look for gifts at Embark, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Unawatuna Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Unawatuna day trip planning app .

Getting from Ella to Unawatuna by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Galle, Hikkaduwa, Mirissa
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort

1
night
Colombo

Colombo ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka, take a stroll through Independence Square, and then take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church and then explore the activities along Dutch Canal.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Colombo day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Unawatuna to Colombo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Negombo
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Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum
Dutch Canal ©
Dutch Canal

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