20 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

20 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Colombo
— 2 nights
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Chilaw
— 1 night
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Sigiriya
— 2 nights
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Kandy
— 2 nights
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Nuwara Eliya
— 2 nights
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Ella
— 2 nights
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Galle
— 2 nights
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Balapitiya
— 1 night
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Bentota
— 2 nights
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Colombo
— 3 nights

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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 14th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Borella All Saints Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of The Bandaranaike Museum, then see the interesting displays at Colombo National Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and finally stroll around Galle Face Green.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Colombo trip itinerary builder.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Colombo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Colombo is 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dubai in February: high temperatures in Colombo hover around 37°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Chilaw.

Things to do in Colombo

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Negombo Beach
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Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

1
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Chilaw

Chilaw
Chilaw is a large town in Puttalam District, North Western Province, Sri Lanka. On the 17th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Munneswaram Kovil Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Munneshwaram Hindu temple, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anawilundawa Wetland Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Chilaw vacation planner.

You can drive from Colombo to Chilaw in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Chilaw

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Pethikada, then explore the ancient world of Sigiriya, then make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at sigiri art gallery. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Sigiriya Museum and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sigiriya, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Chilaw to Sigiriya in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Golden Temple of Dambulla
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Royal Botanical Gardens, then examine the collection at World Buddhist Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then see the interesting displays at Kandy Brasswear Village, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Sriya & Daya Curio Shop.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kandy trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Sigiriya to Kandy takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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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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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 22nd (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Hakgala Botanic Gardens, explore the striking landscape of Horton Plains National Park, and then explore the activities along Kande-ela Reservoir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Victoria Park of Nuwara Eliya, get to know the fascinating history of Nuwara Eliya and Tea Country, and then explore the activities along Gregory Lake.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nuwara Eliya road trip website.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Ella.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Gregory Lake ©
Gregory Lake
Hakgala Botanic Gardens ©
Hakgala Botanic Gardens

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, and then look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Nine Arches Bridge and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ella visit planner.

Getting from Nuwara Eliya to Ella by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Galle.

Things to do in Ella

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

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Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stroll through Jungle Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Church, and then contemplate the long history of Galle Fort. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then stroll through Mirissa Beach, and finally stop by Shoba.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Galle tour itinerary planning site.

Drive from Ella to Galle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daytime highs in Galle are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Balapitiya.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Mirissa, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa, Jungle Beach
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

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Balapitiya

Balapitiya ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the activities along Madugnga Lake, then kick back and relax at Ahungalla Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Madu River.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Balapitiya online holiday planner.

Getting from Galle to Balapitiya by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. February in Balapitiya sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bentota.

Things to do in Balapitiya

Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Ahungalla Beach
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Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Madugnga Lake ©
Madugnga Lake
Madu River ©
Madu River

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Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): stroll through Bentota Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then stroll through Sea Turtle Protection Association. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then visit Lunuganga.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bentota trip itinerary maker site.

Bentota is just a short distance from Balapitiya. February in Bentota sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sea Turtle Protection Association ©
Sea Turtle Protection Association

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Colombo

On the 2nd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Independence Square and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Independence Memorial Hall, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dutch Canal.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Colombo trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Bentota to Colombo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Dutch Canal
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Safaris
Food Tours
Independence Square ©
Independence Square

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