14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Singapore
Fly:  5 h
1
Negombo
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h
2
Sigiriya
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Kandy
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
4
Mirissa
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Hikkaduwa
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 15 min
6
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Nuwara Eliya
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Singapore

1
night
Negombo

Negombo ©
Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, then stroll through Negombo Beach, and then stop by DIANA Souvenirs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): stroll around Viharamahadevi Park, take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and finally walk around Galle Face Green.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Negombo visit planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Negombo is an approximately 5- hour flight. You'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Singapore to Negombo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in January, Negombo is little chillier at night with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Negombo

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Colombo
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Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara ©
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara

1
night
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 18th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla, make a trip to Sigiriya, and then don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sigiriya road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Negombo to Sigiriya in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Nature 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

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.
When in Kandy, make a side trip to see Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala, approximately Pinnawala away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, stroll through Knuckles Forest Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Kandy planning site.

You can drive from Sigiriya to Kandy in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Knuckles Forest Reserve, Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

1
night
Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Polhena Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirissa Beach, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mirissa trip planner.

Getting from Kandy to Mirissa by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In January in Mirissa, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Polhena Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Polhena Beach ©
Polhena Beach

2
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.
On the 23rd (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach, then contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, then stop by Fashion Jewellery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bentota Beach and then make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hikkaduwa online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Mirissa to Hikkaduwa takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ella.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Galle, Unawatuna, Bentota Beach
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Ravana's Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, then snap pictures at Nine Arches Bridge, and then admire the natural beauty at Ella Spice Garden.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ella trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hikkaduwa to Ella in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Ella

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

3
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.
Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Gregory Lake, then admire the natural beauty at Hakgala Botanic Gardens, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Horton Plains National Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nuwara Eliya trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Ella to Nuwara Eliya by car takes about 2 hours. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Gregory Lake ©
Gregory Lake
Hakgala Botanic Gardens ©
Hakgala Botanic Gardens

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