19 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

19 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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19 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Male
ferry + Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Colombo
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
2
Nuwara Eliya
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Dambulla
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Negombo
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
6
Tissamaharama
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Uda Walawe National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Beruwala
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
9
Hikkaduwa
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
10
Galle
— 2 nights
Fly + ferry:  6​h 15​min
End: Male

2
nights
Colombo

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): browse the different shops at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Galle Face Green. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Colombo National Museum, stop by Barefoot, then look for gifts at Stone 'N' String, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Colombo journey builder app .

Male, Maldives to Colombo is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Male in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Colombo, with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Museums Parks
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Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): stop by Mackwoods Labookellie Tea Centre, then contemplate the waterfront views at Gregory Lake, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sita Temple. On the next day, experience rural life at Bluefield Tea Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ramboda Falls, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kande-ela Reservoir.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nuwara Eliya journey maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Gregory Lake ©
Gregory Lake
Sita Temple ©
Sita Temple
Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple ©
Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple

1
night
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
On the 13th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, then steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, then look for all kinds of wild species at Udawattekele Sanctuary, and then stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kandy online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

1
night
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Golden Cave Temple and then Head underground at The Golden Temple.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dambulla online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Kandy to Dambulla in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Negombo.

Things to do in Dambulla

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): make a trip to Dutch Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): explore the activities along Dutch Canal, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, then hunt for treasures at Main Fish Market, then kick back and relax at Negombo Beach, and finally look for gifts at LUV SL Negombo.

Discover how to plan a Negombo trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Dambulla to Negombo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Negombo

Parks Shopping Nature
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Dutch Canal ©
Dutch Canal
Angurukaramulla Temple ©
Angurukaramulla Temple

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yala National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kataragama Temple, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then don't miss a visit to Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tissamaharama trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Negombo to Tissamaharama takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March in Tissamaharama, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Uda Walawe National Park.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Yala National Park, Kataragama Temple
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park
Safaris
Kataragama Temple ©
Kataragama Temple

2
nights
Uda Walawe National Park

Uda Walawe National Park ©
One of the primary nature reserves in the country, Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants.
On the 20th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Udawalawe National Park. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Udawalawa Safari.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Uda Walawe National Park day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Tissamaharama to Uda Walawe National Park takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Beruwala.

Things to do in Uda Walawe National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Uda Walawe National Park ©
Uda Walawe National Park
Discover Sri Lanka by Lakpura LLC ©
Discover Sri Lanka by Lakpura LLC

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nights
Beruwala

Beruwala ©
Beruwala is a town in Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): look for gifts at Dara Gems & Jewellery, look for gifts at Ayesha Gems and Jewellers, and then kick back and relax at Bentota Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Beruwala route maker site .

Traveling by car from Uda Walawe National Park to Beruwala takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Beruwala

Shopping Classes Parks

Side Trips

Bentota Beach, Ayesha Gems and Jewellers
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Dara Gems & Jewellery ©
Dara Gems & Jewellery
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

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nights
Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa ©
One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
On the 23rd (Fri), examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum, explore the activities along Madu River, then identify plant and animal life at Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Kosgoda Turtle Care, enjoy the sand and surf at Ahungalla Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kowilawatta Temple, then don't miss a visit to Tsunami Honganji Vihara, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Tsunami Photo Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hikkaduwa trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Beruwala to Hikkaduwa by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. On the 25th (Sun), you're off toGalle.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Balapitiya, Tsunami Photo Museum, Kosgoda Turtle Care, Ahungalla Beach
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Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach

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Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Attractions like Mirissa Beach and Unawatuna Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Jungle Beach will get you outdoors. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort and look for gifts at Chilli Dragon Spice.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Galle trip itinerary builder .

Galle is just a stone's throw from Hikkaduwa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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