14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Guadalajara
Fly + taxi:  36​h
1
Kandy
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h
2
Galle
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Hikkaduwa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Mirissa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Rekawa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Tissamaharama
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Ella
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Nuwara Eliya
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
9
Colombo
— 2 nights
Fly:  34​h
End: Guadalajara


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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.
Step out of Kandy with an excursion to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, get lost in a book at Buddhist Publication Society, stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kandy trip builder tool .

Guadalajara, Mexico to Kandy is an approximately 36-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 11 hours traveling from Guadalajara to Kandy due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

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

1
night
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 6th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach, then stop by Lak Gems & Jewellery, then contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Pilgrims Lounge Chrishtopher Handicraft and Paint Gallery.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Galle day trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Galle in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. March in Galle sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Unawatuna
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Genuine Batik, take in the exciting artwork at Tsunami Photo Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, and finally kick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach.

For ratings and more tourist information, read our Hikkaduwa online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Galle to Hikkaduwa takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Tsunami Photo Museum
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Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa ©
Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa

1
night
Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stop by LAZY.RIDE, kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Mirissa trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Hikkaduwa to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rekawa.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

1
night
Rekawa

Rekawa ©
A small town with a laidback vibe squeezed between the ocean and the shores of a rich lagoon surrounded by mangroves, Rekawa draws visitors throughout the year with a pioneering turtle conservation project, the most notable tourist attraction in Rekawa.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Tangalle Lighthouse, view the masterpieces at Indika Art Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Kalametiya Eco Bird Watching, and finally kick back and relax at Kalametiya Beach.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rekawa tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Mirissa to Rekawa in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Rekawa can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Rekawa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tangalle, Kalametiya
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Kalametiya Eco Bird Watching ©
Kalametiya Eco Bird Watching
Indika Art Gallery ©
Indika Art Gallery

1
night
Tissamaharama

Tourism in Tissamaharama revolves around the town's vast historic and cultural heritage, with the surroundings of scenic paddy fields adding to the ambiance.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tissa Wewa.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tissamaharama trip planner .

You can drive from Rekawa to Tissamaharama in 1.5 hours. In March in Tissamaharama, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara ©
Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara
Tissa Wewa ©
Tissa Wewa

1
night
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 11th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, snap pictures at Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, and finally learn the tricks of the trade with Honey Bee Garden.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ella day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Tissamaharama to Ella takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes
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Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden
Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge ©
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Hakgala Botanic Gardens, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Horton Plains National Park, and then admire the sheer force of Mohini falls.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Nuwara Eliya vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Ella to Nuwara Eliya in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Hakgala Botanic Gardens ©
Hakgala Botanic Gardens

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, view the masterpieces at Ganeshism Studio Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and finally stroll around Galle Face Green.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Colombo travel route planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. March in Colombo sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara ©
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara

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