17 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

17 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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17 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Mirissa
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
2
Tissamaharama
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Haputale
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Kandy
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Explore Mirissa's surroundings by going to Unawatuna (Jungle Beach, Japanese Peace Pagoda, & more) and Galle (Dutch Reformed Church & Galle Fort). The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mirissa day trip site .

New Delhi, India to Mirissa is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

3
nights
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.
Step out of Tissamaharama with an excursion to Udawalawe National Park in Uda Walawe National Park--about 1h 25 min away. Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring nature at Yala National Park. Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at Bundala National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tissamaharama trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Mirissa to Tissamaharama by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Haputale.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Yala National Park, Uda Walawe National Park, Bundala National Park
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park
Uda Walawe National Park ©
Uda Walawe National Park
Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park

4
nights
Haputale

Haputale ©
Nestled atop Uva, Sri Lanka's main mountain range, lies tranquil Haputale.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Haputale: Ohiya (Horton Plains National Park & Baker's Falls), Ella (Ella Rock & Little Adam's Peak) and Horton Plains National Park (in Nuwara Eliya).

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Haputale trip builder website .

Getting from Tissamaharama to Haputale by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Haputale

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ella, Baker's Falls, Horton Plains National Park
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kandy: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala) and Riverstone Gap (in Matale). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, and look for all kinds of wild species at Udawattekele Sanctuary.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy trip planner .

Traveling by car from Haputale to Kandy takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Peradeniya, Riverstone Gap, Knuckles Forest Reserve, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Golden Cave Temple, Head underground at The Golden Temple, then look for gifts at Lanka Silks, and finally make a trip to Pidurangala Rock. On your second day here, make a trip to Sigiriya World Heritage Site.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sigiriya road trip planner .

You can drive from Kandy to Sigiriya in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Golden Temple of Dambulla
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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