14 days in South Asia Itinerary

14 days in South Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka journey maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Kandy
— 1 night
Drive
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Sigiriya
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Tissamaharama
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Mirissa
— 1 night
Drive
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Galle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Colombo
— 1 night
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Kandy

— 1 night
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 8th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Royal Botanical Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Natha Devale, then stop by Green Land Spice Garden, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Hanthana Mountain Range.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kandy trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Kandy is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5.5 hours traveling from Dublin to Kandy due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Sigiriya

— 3 nights
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.
When in Sigiriya, make a side trip to see Golden Temple of Dambulla in Dambulla, approximately Dambulla away. Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Minneriya National Park. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Sigiriya Fortress, make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, view the masterpieces at Pethikada, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sigiriya road trip planner.

You can drive from Kandy to Sigiriya in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tissamaharama

— 2 nights
Tourism in Tissamaharama revolves around the town's vast historic and cultural heritage, with the surroundings of scenic paddy fields adding to the ambiance.
On the next day, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tissamaharama trip planner.

Fly from Sigiriya to Tissamaharama in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Tissamaharama, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Ella

— 2 nights
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 15th (Sun): make a trip to Nine Arches Bridge, explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at Mahamevnawa Monastery, stop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware, then admire the natural beauty at Ella Spice Garden, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ella route maker app.

Drive from Tissamaharama to Ella in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Mirissa

— 1 night
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get outside with Outdoor Activities, stroll through Mirissa Beach, and then stop by LAZY.RIDE.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mirissa itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ella to Mirissa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Mirissa, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Galle.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Galle

— 2 nights
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, then kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Pilgrims Lounge Chrishtopher Handicraft and Paint Gallery, and finally contemplate the long history of Galle Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll through Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Galle day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Mirissa to Galle takes an hour. September in Galle sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Galle

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Colombo

— 1 night
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
On the 20th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Colombo trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Galle to Colombo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Colombo

Historic Sites