14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Colombo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Anuradhapura
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
5
Mirissa
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Tallinn

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Colombo: Bentota (Sea Turtle Protection Association & Bentota Beach) and Negombo (Negombo Beach & St. Anne's Church). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, pause for some photo ops at Independence Memorial Hall, walk around Viharamahadevi Park, and view the masterpieces at Ganeshism Studio Gallery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Colombo sightseeing tool .

Tallinn, Estonia to Colombo is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Tallinn to Colombo. Traveling from Tallinn in January, expect Colombo to be much warmer, temps between 37°C and 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bentota, Negombo
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

2
nights
Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura ©
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): make a trip to Mihintale, make a trip to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, and then delve into the distant past at Moonstone or Sandakada pahana. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Gal Palama (Stone Bridge) over Malwathu Oya, then explore the ancient world of Sakwala Chakraya (Star Gate), and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wilpattu National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Anuradhapura trip planner .

Traveling by car from Colombo to Anuradhapura takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Mihintale ©
Mihintale
Wilpattu National Park ©
Wilpattu National Park
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba

2
nights
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.
On the 30th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Sigiriya, then view the masterpieces at Pethikada, and then see the interesting displays at Sigiriya Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, look for gifts at Lanka Silks, and then make a trip to Pidurangala Rock.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sigiriya visit planning app .

Drive from Anuradhapura to Sigiriya in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock
Sigiriya Museum ©
Sigiriya Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Botanical Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and then explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

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

Drive from Sigiriya to Kandy in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mirissa: Galle (Pilgrims Lounge Chrishtopher Handicraft and Paint Gallery & Galle Fort), Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa) and Jungle Beach (in Unawatuna). And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by LAZY.RIDE, and kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mirissa vacation planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Mirissa can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

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

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