16 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

16 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Dambulla
— 1 night
2
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
3
Ella
— 3 nights
4
Tissamaharama
— 3 nights
5
Kandy
— 3 nights

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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.
On the 12th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, stroll through Dhilip De Alwis, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dambulla trip builder tool.

Adelaide, Australia to Dambulla is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Adelaide to Dambulla due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Dambulla

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pidurangala Rock, Minneriya National Park, Dhilip De Alwis
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

3
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Unawatuna side-trips: Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa), Sea Turtle Hatchery (in Ambalangoda) and Mirissa (Mirissa Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, don't miss a visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda, steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Fly from Dambulla to Unawatuna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April in Unawatuna, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Galle, Mirissa, Hikkaduwa Beach, Sea Turtle Hatchery
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ella: Bogoda Wooden Bridge (in Badulla) and Nuwara Eliya (Nuwara Eliya and Tea Country & Hakgala Botanic Gardens). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, stop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware, make a trip to Kinellan Tea Factory, and take in the views from Nine Arches Bridge.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ella tour site.

You can drive from Unawatuna to Ella in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nuwara Eliya, Bogoda Wooden Bridge
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

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Tissamaharama

Tissamaharama ©
Tourism in Tissamaharama revolves around the town's vast historic and cultural heritage, with the surroundings of scenic paddy fields adding to the ambiance.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tissamaharama: Kalametiya Eco Bird Watching (in Kalametiya), Bundala National Park (in Weligatta) and Yala National Park (in Yala National Park). It doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tissamaharama road trip planning tool.

Getting from Ella to Tissamaharama by car takes about 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Tissamaharama are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Kalametiya Eco Bird Watching, Bundala National Park, Yala National Park
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Kalametiya Eco Bird Watching ©
Kalametiya Eco Bird Watching
Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park
Safaris

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kandy travel route planning tool.

You can fly from Tissamaharama to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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

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