14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly + Taxi:  12 h
1
Kandy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Nuwara Eliya
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Trincomalee
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
5
Galle
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h
6
Negombo
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Riyadh

2
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.
On the 23rd (Thu), explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then make a trip to Kandy view point, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): see Travelasia Vacations (Pvt) Ltd..

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kandy road trip site .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Kandy is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of flight and taxi. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Kandy due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Kandy

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

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

2
nights
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.
For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nuwara Eliya trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya takes 1.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Ella.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Baker's Falls
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Baker's Falls ©
Baker's Falls
Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Sita Temple ©
Sita Temple

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 26th (Sun): take in the views from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, then explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak and then don't miss a visit to Kinellan Tea Factory.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ella trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Nuwara Eliya to Ella takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Ella are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Ella

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

2
nights
Trincomalee

Trincomalee ©
A center of Tamil culture and language, Trincomalee suffered greatly during the 30-year civil war, but the troubles haven't dimmed the natural and cultural charms of the place.
On the 28th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Koneswaram Temple, then make a trip to Fort Frederick, then stroll the grounds of Trincomalee War Cemetery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nilaveli Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Kanniya Hot Springs, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seruwila Mangala Raja Maha Vihara, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marble Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Trincomalee trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ella to Trincomalee takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Galle.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Nilaveli Beach
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Koneswaram Temple ©
Koneswaram Temple
Trincomalee War Cemetery ©
Trincomalee War Cemetery

2
nights
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 30th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Galle Fort and then see the top attractions with Galle Fort Travels. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach, then stop by Embark, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Church.

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

Getting from Trincomalee to Galle by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. In August, daytime highs in Galle are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for travel to Negombo.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mirissa Beach, Jungle Beach
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

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 1st (Sat), stroll through Galle Face Green. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Negombo sightseeing planner.

Getting from Galle to Negombo by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. In September, daytime highs in Negombo are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Negombo

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Colombo
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

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