15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Dambulla
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Udawalawe National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Unawatuna
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h
5
Kandy
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Jakarta

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.
On the 2nd (Tue), make a trip to Sigiriya, stop by Lanka Silks, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dambulla day trip app.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Dambulla is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Jakarta to Dambulla, you'll gain 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Dambulla

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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 4th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Udawalawe National Park. Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of Lakpura and then stroll through Elephant Transit Home (ETH).

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Udawalawe National Park trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Dambulla to Udawalawe National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Udawalawe Trails
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Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)
Lakpura ©
Lakpura
Udawalawe Trails ©
Udawalawe Trails

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Nine Arches Bridge, explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ella itinerary planner.

You can drive from Udawalawe National Park to Ella in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive 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 ©
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.
Attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Mirissa Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Unawatuna's surroundings by going to Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa), Bentota Beach (in Bentota) and Kowilawatta Temple (in Balapitiya). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Jungle Beach, look for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery, and don't miss a visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda.

Plan trip to Unawatuna with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Ella to Unawatuna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Hikkaduwa Beach, Bentota Beach, Kowilawatta Temple
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

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. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, explore and take pictures at Royal Botanical Gardens, stroll the grounds of Kandy War Cemetery, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kandy online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Unawatuna to Kandy takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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