15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + taxi:  16​h 15​min
1
Sigiriya
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Arugam Bay
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Kandy
— 2 nights
train + taxi:  1​h 45​min
5
Bentota
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Mirissa
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): make a trip to Ancient City of Sigiriya. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, then don't miss a visit to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Temple of Dambulla, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Dhilip De Alwis.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to Sigiriya is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Sigiriya, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dambulla, Dhilip De Alwis
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla

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 9th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, and then take in the views from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Bogoda Bridge, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, and finally learn more about the world around you at R. M. S Antique And Brassware.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ella trip itinerary site .

Drive from Sigiriya to Ella in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Ella are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Ella

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trip

Bogoda Wooden Bridge
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge ©
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge

2
nights
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse, explore the activities along Pottuvil Lagoon, stop by Rice & Carry Bags Shop, then enjoy the sand and surf at Arugam Bay, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Magul Maha Viharaya, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudumbigala Monastery, then explore the ancient world of Sangamankandy Pilliyar Kovil, and finally make a trip to Muhudu Maha Viharaya.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Arugam Bay trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ella to Arugam Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Arugam Bay are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Magul Maha Viharaya
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Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse ©
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse
Spas
Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay

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.
On the 13th (Sat), stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Commonwealth War Cemetery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Botanical Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Ceylon Tea Museum, make a trip to Kandy view point, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Hanthana Mountain Range.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kandy trip itinerary builder website .

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

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Nature Historic Sites

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 Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery

2
nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
On the 15th (Mon), kick back and relax at Bentota Beach, stroll through Hikkaduwa Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Tsunami Photo Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Ranjiths Carving and Batik Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Katukurunda Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Protection Association, and finally identify plant and animal life at Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bentota vacation planning app .

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Kandy to Bentota in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tsunami Photo Museum, Ranjiths Carving and Batik Museum, Hikkaduwa Beach, Katukurunda Beach, Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum

3
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Visit Mirissa Beach and Mihiripenna Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Mirissa's surroundings by going to Dutch Reformed Church (in Galle), Matara Beach (in Matara) and Unawatuna (Unawatuna Beach & Jungle Beach). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa), visit a coastal fixture at Tangalle Lighthouse, and stroll through Amanwella Silent Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mirissa itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Bentota to Mirissa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Mirissa, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mirissa

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Tangalle, Dutch Reformed Church, Matara Beach
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mihiripenna Beach ©
Mihiripenna Beach

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