19 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

19 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Negombo trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Negombo is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. You'll lose 2.5 hours traveling from Jeddah to Negombo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jeddah in June, you will find days in Negombo are little chillier (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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kandy: Aluth Nuwara Dadimunda Devalaya (in Mawanella) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Kandy Lake, make a trip to Royal Palace of Kandy, tour the pleasant surroundings at Udawattekele Sanctuary, and look for gifts at Jayamali Batiks Studio.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kandy trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Negombo to Kandy takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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.
Step out of Nuwara Eliya with an excursion to Udawalawe National Park in Udawalawe National Park--about 2h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Horton Plains National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Xavier's Church, explore the activities along Kande-ela Reservoir, and admire the sheer force of Devon Falls.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nuwara Eliya trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya in 2.5 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

Udawalawe National Park
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Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Gregory Lake ©
Gregory Lake
Kande-ela Reservoir ©
Kande-ela Reservoir

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, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, and then don't miss a visit to Kinellan Tea Factory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, then make a trip to Nine Arches Bridge, then stop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Ella Spice Garden.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ella day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nuwara Eliya to Ella takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Shopping
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galle: Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa) and Mirissa (Mirissa Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa, and kick back and relax at Jungle Beach.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Galle journey planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ella to Galle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Galle, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Colombo.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Mirissa, Hikkaduwa Beach, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa
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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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, don't miss a visit to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, stroll around Viharamahadevi Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Christ The Living Saviour.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Colombo online tour planner.

Traveling by train from Galle to Colombo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara ©
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara

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