16 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

16 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  4 h
1
Colombo
— 2 nights
bus:  30 min
2
Dambulla
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Kandy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Nuwara Eliya
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Mirissa
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Unawatuna
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
8
Hikkaduwa
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
9
Colombo
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pettah as well as Galle Face Green.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Colombo trip itinerary maker site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Colombo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 31°C. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dambulla.

Things to do in Colombo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Pettah ©
Pettah
Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil ©
Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil

1
night
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Golden Temple of Dambulla. On the 16th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple of Dambulla.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dambulla trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Colombo to Dambulla takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla

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.
You've added Maha Vishnu Devalaya, Udawattekele Sanctuary, Asgiri Maha Vihara pirivena, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, make a trip to Kandy view point, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, thenenjoy some music at Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance Show, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Lord Kataragama Temple, and finally look for gifts at Kandy Market Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asgiri Maha Vihara pirivena, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Udawattekele Sanctuary, thenexplore and take pictures at Royal Botanical Gardens, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maha Vishnu Devalaya.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kandy online trip maker.

You can drive from Dambulla to Kandy in 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Fri) before leaving for Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Udawattekele Sanctuary ©
Udawattekele Sanctuary
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

3
nights
Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya ©
Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sita Temple, Bomburuella Waterfall, Lipton’s Seat, and other attractions you added.

Plan my day in Nuwara Eliya using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya in 2.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Ella.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lipton’s Seat
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Gregory Lake ©
Gregory Lake
Lipton’s Seat ©
Lipton’s Seat
Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple ©
Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nine Arches Bridge, Ravana's Cave, Diyaluma Falls, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): whizz through the canopy at Flying Ravana Mega Zipline and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Diyaluma Falls, admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Ravana's Cave, and finally explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ella online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Nuwara Eliya to Ella in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mirissa.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Diyaluma Falls
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Diyaluma Falls ©
Diyaluma Falls
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

1
night
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mirissa Beach, Secret Beach and Matara Paravi Duwa Temple. On the 24th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matara Paravi Duwa Temple and then kick back and relax at Secret Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mirissa vacation tool.

You can drive from Ella to Mirissa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. July in Mirissa sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Thu) before leaving for Unawatuna.

Things to do in Mirissa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Matara Paravi Duwa Temple
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara, Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya and Dalawella Beach.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Unawatuna trip maker tool.

Drive from Mirissa to Unawatuna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Galle
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara ©
Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort

1
night
Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa ©
One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
On the 27th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Narigama Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Tsunami Photo Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hikkaduwa trip planner.

Getting from Unawatuna to Hikkaduwa by car takes about an hour. In July, daytime highs in Hikkaduwa are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Colombo.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Tsunami Photo Museum
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Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Narigama Beach ©
Narigama Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach

1
night
Colombo

Colombo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Angurukaramulla Temple as well as Negombo Beach. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): kick back and relax at Negombo Beach and then make a trip to Angurukaramulla Temple.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Colombo trip planner.

Drive from Hikkaduwa to Colombo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Negombo
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Angurukaramulla Temple ©
Angurukaramulla Temple

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