14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Prague
Fly + Taxi:  15 h
1
Galle
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
2
Dambulla
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
3
Yala National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2 h
6
Kandy
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Prague

2
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Get out of town with these interesting Galle side-trips: Bentota Beach (in Bentota), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mirissa) and Kosgoda Turtle Care (in Kosgoda). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and kick back and relax at Jungle Beach.

For reviews and other tourist information, go to the Galle sightseeing planner.

Prague, Czech Republic to Galle is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. The time zone changes from Central European Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Prague in February, things will get much warmer in Galle: highs are around 37°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dambulla.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, Kosgoda Turtle Care
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, make a trip to Sigiriya, and then stop by sigiri art gallery. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dambulla road trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Galle to Dambulla in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
Yala National Park

Yala National Park ©
One of the most popular national parks in the country, Yala National Park boasts a wide variety of animals, and does important work in conserving and growing populations.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Yala National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Yala National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Dambulla to Yala National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ella.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Parks Nature
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

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 28th (Fri): view the masterpieces at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, then take in nature's colorful creations at Honey Bee Garden, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, and finally snap pictures at Nine Arch Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya, take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, and then explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Ella using our trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Yala National Park to Ella with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes

Side Trip

Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

1
night
Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Udawalawe National Park.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Udawalawe National Park online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Ella to Udawalawe National Park in 2.5 hours. In February in Udawalawe National Park, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kandy: Pinnawala (Luv SL, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Sriya & Daya Curio Shop, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kandy sightseeing site.

Getting from Udawalawe National Park to Kandy by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Pinnawala, Peradeniya
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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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