19 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

19 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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19 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  17​h 30​min
1
Mirissa
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
2
Ella
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Tissamaharama
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Dambulla
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Kandy
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Get out of town with these interesting Mirissa side-trips: Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa), Galle (Stick No Bills Poster Gallery, Galle Fort, & more) and Unawatuna (Jungle Beach & Unawatuna Beach). It doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities and enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mirissa route builder site .

London, UK to Mirissa is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to India Standard Time is 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ella.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Galle, Hikkaduwa Beach, Jungle Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ella: Horton Plains National Park (in Ohiya) and Horton Plains National Park (in Nuwara Eliya). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, and make a trip to Demodara Nine Arch Bridge.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ella online itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Mirissa to Ella takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Horton Plains National Park
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge ©
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls

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.
Go for a jaunt from Tissamaharama to Uda Walawe National Park to see Udawalawe National Park about 1h 25 min away. Spend the 26th (Mon) exploring nature at Yala National Park. Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Bundala National Park.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tissamaharama trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Ella to Tissamaharama in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Tissamaharama can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dambulla.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dambulla: Minneriya National Park (in Habarana) and Sigiriya (Sigiriya World Heritage Site, Pidurangala Rock, & more). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of The Golden Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Cave Temple, and stop by Lanka Silks.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dambulla travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Tissamaharama to Dambulla takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Minneriya National Park
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kandy side-trips: Knuckles Mountain Range (in Matale) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and examine the collection at National Museum Kandy.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kandy trip builder .

Traveling by car from Dambulla to Kandy takes 1.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Knuckles Forest Reserve, Royal Botanical Gardens, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Knuckles Mountain Range
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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

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