14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Colombo
1
Colombo
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
2
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
3
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Yala National Park
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 30 min
6
Kandy
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h
7
Galle
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
End: Colombo

2
nights
Colombo

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Step out of Colombo to go to Bentota and see Bentota Beach, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, examine the collection at Colombo National Museum, stop by Osman's, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Colombo road trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Colombo. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Bentota Beach
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Food Tours
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Safaris

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla, then explore the galleries of Pethikada, and then explore the ancient world of Sigiriya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Pidurangala Rock and then explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sigiriya travel route planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Colombo to Sigiriya in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Minneriya National Park, Golden Temple of Dambulla
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Transit Home (ETH) and then explore the striking landscape of Udawalawe National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Udawalawe National Park vacation maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Sigiriya to Udawalawe National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)

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.
On the 7th (Thu), look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, and then admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Nine Arches Bridge, take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and then admire the natural beauty at Honey Bee Garden.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ella online day trip planner.

You can drive from Udawalawe National Park to Ella in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Ella can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Ella Rock ©
Ella 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.
On the 9th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Yala National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yala National Park sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from Ella to Yala National Park takes 3.5 hours. May in Yala National Park sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kandy: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala) and Buddha Statue (in Giritale). The adventure continues: make a trip to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, stroll through Knuckles Forest Reserve, examine the collection at World Buddhist Museum, and get lost in a book at Buddhist Publication Society.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kandy trip builder tool.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Yala National Park to Kandy in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Galle

The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 13th (Wed), make a trip to Parrot Rock Bridge, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirissa Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): stop by Made In Ceylon, then enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Galle Fort.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Galle online travel route builder.

You can 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. May in Galle sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Unawatuna
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

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