19 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

19 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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19 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly + taxi:  9​h 30​min
1
Negombo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Kandy
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Nuwara Eliya
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Ella
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Galle
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Colombo
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Jeddah

1
night
Negombo

Negombo
Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors.
For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Negombo vacation maker .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Negombo is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Jeddah to Negombo, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jeddah in June, you will find days in Negombo are slightly colder (35°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). You'll set off for Kandy on the 19th (Tue).

Things to do in Negombo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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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: Aluth Nuwara Dadimunda Devalaya (in Mawanella) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Kandy Lake, don't miss a visit to Royal Palace of Kandy, pause for some photo ops at Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, and look for gifts at Jayamali Batiks Studio.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kandy itinerary planner .

Drive from Negombo to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aluth Nuwara Dadimunda Devalaya, Royal Botanical Gardens, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Knuckles Forest Reserve
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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

5
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.
Explore Nuwara Eliya's surroundings by going to Udawalawe National Park (in Uda Walawe National Park) and Horton Plains National Park (in Ohiya). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Horton Plains National Park, don't miss a visit to Pedro Tea Factory , take in the dramatic scenery at St Clair's Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kande-ela Reservoir.

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Drive from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Uda Walawe National Park
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Uda Walawe National Park ©
Uda Walawe National Park
Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Hakgala Botanic Gardens ©
Hakgala Botanic Gardens

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls, explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, and then make a trip to Kinellan Tea Factory. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, snap pictures at Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, then learn more about the world around you at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, and finally admire the natural beauty at Ella Spice Garden.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ella travel route builder app .

Getting from Nuwara Eliya to Ella by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Galle.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Museums
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Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge ©
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge

3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Get out of town with these interesting Galle side-trips: Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa) and Mirissa (Mirissa Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, look for gifts at Shoba, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Unawatuna Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Galle travel planning site .

You can drive from Ella to Galle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Galle, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Colombo.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Mirissa, Hikkaduwa Beach, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Colombo

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Colombo is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire the striking features of Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Viharamahadevi Park, and don't miss a visit to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Colombo journey planner .

You can drive from Galle to Colombo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Colombo are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

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