19 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

19 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Negombo
— 2 nights
2
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
3
Yala National Park
— 1 night
4
Ella
— 2 nights
5
Haputale
— 1 night
6
Ramboda
— 2 nights
7
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
8
Dambulla
— 2 nights
9
Colombo
— 3 nights

2
nights
Negombo

Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors.
On the 9th (Mon), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Muthurajawela Marsh, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Negombo Beach, and finally stop by DIANA Souvenirs.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Negombo day trip app.

Melbourne, Australia to Negombo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Negombo is minus 4.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in March: high temperatures in Negombo hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Negombo

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Unawatuna: Bentota Beach (in Bentota) and Mirissa (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Mirissa Beach). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, stroll through Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, don't miss a visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Unawatuna using our trip planner.

You can drive from Negombo to Unawatuna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Unawatuna are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, Galle Fort, Bentota Beach
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Yala National Park

Yala National Park ©
One of the most popular national parks in the country, Yala National Park boasts a wide variety of animals, and does important work in conserving and growing populations.
On the 15th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Yala National Park.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yala National Park visit planner.

You can drive from Unawatuna to Yala National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Parks · Nature
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Ella Spice Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: learn the tricks of the trade with Honey Bee Garden, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, then take in the views from Nine Arches Bridge, and finally stop by Ella Gem & Jewelry.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ella trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Yala National Park to Ella in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Haputale.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Classes
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden

1
night
Haputale

Haputale ©
Nestled atop Uva, Sri Lanka's main mountain range, lies tranquil Haputale.
Ramboda Waterfall has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Ramboda Waterfall, then get great views at Prabhawa Mountain Day View Point Haputale, and then contemplate the long history of Lipton’s Seat.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Haputale vacation website.

You can drive from Ella to Haputale in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ramboda.

Things to do in Haputale

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Ramboda Waterfall
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Lipton’s Seat ©
Lipton’s Seat
Ramboda Waterfall ©
Ramboda Waterfall

2
nights
Ramboda

Ramboda ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Devathura Falls, then examine the collection at Oak Ray Tea Factory & Museum, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dunsinane Falls.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Ramboda trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Haputale to Ramboda takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Ramboda

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Dunsinane Falls
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Oak Ray Tea Factory & Museum ©
Oak Ray Tea Factory & Museum

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sigiriya side-trips: Polonnaruwa (Thuparama, Polonnaruwa Vatadage, &more). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Sigiriya, browse for treasures at sigiri art gallery, browse the exhibits of Pethikada, and don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sigiriya vacation maker app.

You can drive from Ramboda to Sigiriya in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dambulla.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Polonnaruwa, Minneriya National Park
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

2
nights
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 23rd (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dambulla Cave Temple, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Euphoria Spice and Herbal, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis, then admire the natural beauty at Popham's Arboretum, and finally make a trip to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Dambulla day trip tool.

Dambulla is just a stone's throw from Sigiriya. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Dambulla

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Habarana, Euphoria Spice and Herbal
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Dambulla Cave Temple ©
Dambulla Cave Temple
Euphoria Spice and Herbal ©
Euphoria Spice and Herbal

3
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Colombo

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
On the 25th (Wed), walk around Galle Face Green, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Colombo National Museum, look for gifts at Urban Island, and then make a trip to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Colombo travel planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Dambulla to Colombo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 27:
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Safaris
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

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