22 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

22 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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1
Colombo
— 4 nights
2
Kandy
— 4 nights
3
Hikkaduwa
— 4 nights
4
Mirissa
— 3 nights
5
Arugam Bay
— 3 nights
6
Dambulla
— 2 nights

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple and Colombo National Museum. Visiting Holiday Lanka Tours and Negombo Beach will get you outdoors. Explore Colombo's surroundings by going to Pio Ayurveda Center (in Waikkal) and Sri Anjaneyar Temple (in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia). There's still lots to do: stop by Vishwa Tharu Spice and Ayurveda Herbal Shop, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, browse the different shops at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, and stroll through Mount Lavinia Beach.

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

Warsaw, Poland to Colombo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Warsaw to Colombo, you'll lose 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Warsaw in October, things will get much hotter in Colombo: highs are around 36°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Pio Ayurveda Center, Negombo Beach, Holiday Lanka Tours, Sri Anjaneyar Temple
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Holiday Lanka Tours ©
Holiday Lanka Tours
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Kandy Lake. Step out of the city life by going to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Royal Botanical Gardens. When in Kandy, make a side trip to see Victoria Golf & Country Resort in Rajawella, approximately Rajawella away. And it doesn't end there: tee off at RB Tours Srilanka, browse for treasures at Sriya & Daya Curio Shop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Knuckles Forest Reserve, and look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kandy trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Colombo to Kandy by combination of taxi and train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Kandy

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Victoria Golf & Country Resort, Royal Botanical Gardens, Knuckles Forest Reserve
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 28:
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Galle Fort and Kowilawatta Temple. Step out of the city life by going to Hikkaduwa Beach and Bentota Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hikkaduwa: Booking Ceylon.com (in Bentota) and Unawatuna (Jungle Beach, Mihiripenna Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Tsunami Photo Museum, see the interesting displays at Community Tsunami Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hikkaduwa trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Kandy to Hikkaduwa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Hikkaduwa are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Bentota, Kowilawatta Temple, Galle Fort, Tsunami Photo Museum
Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 1:
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Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

3
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Do your shopping at Tour with Rasad and Dress Palace. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Mirissa Beach and Medawatta Beach. And it doesn't end there: catch a ride with UP Travels & Tours - Excursions, kick back and relax at Turtle Point, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get some fabulous bargains at Tea House.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mirissa online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Hikkaduwa to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Weligama, Tangalle, Matara
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Medawatta Beach ©
Medawatta Beach
Indika Art Gallery ©
Indika Art Gallery

3
nights
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Step out of the city life by going to Arugam Bay and Sage Tours.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Arugam Bay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mirissa to Arugam Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay
Whisky Point, Sri Lanka ©
Whisky Point, Sri Lanka
Sage Tours ©
Sage Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Sigiriya, take in the exciting artwork at Pethikada, and then look for gifts at Karu Arts & Crafts.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Dambulla vacation planner.

You can drive from Arugam Bay to Dambulla in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Karu Arts & Crafts
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Karu Arts & Crafts ©
Karu Arts & Crafts

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